I’m still learning what to expect from Sheng but I can say that I did enjoy this tea. it does seem to be pretty sensitive to brewing parameters with the early steeps. I’ll have to work with this to nail down the notes of flavor but I look forward to doing so. The leaves definitely had a smoky smell initially. This tea has some real viscous qualities, almost heavy in the mouth and is downright crazy as far as sheer intensity of flavor goes. I can perceive numerous flavors and notes thought the individual infusions especially after the smokiness subsides about steep number 4. I also get a real perception of fresh green hops for 2 or 3 infusions, followed by very faint aura of kumquats as the last of the tea is spent. I also notice that this (as with other younger sheng) that it is a really good bronchial dilator, it seems to improve my breathing ability, which as an asthmatic is a good thing.
2004 Nanjian Phoenix Superior Grade Yunnan Tuocha
This slightly aged ‘Teji’ Superior Grade Toucha is made from Daye tea leaves from Nanjian Wuliang Mountain in Yunnan province. A good tuocha that can only get better as it ages.
Factory NanJian Tea Factory
Typical Weight 100 g /3.53 ounces