189 Tasting Notes
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Light and green with notes of sugarcane, tobacco, corn, and a slight smokey gasoline note. Later steeps get thick and sweet, slightly spicy and herbaceous. This tea was very comparable to Menghai Dayi cakes and Yunnan Sourcing’s Impressions cake; solid, quality tea for daily drinking. Comparably I’d say a 7542 is the most bitter/powerful, YS Imprressions most flavorful, while the MC&A had the best body/thickness.
Flavors: Green, Sugarcane, Tobacco
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Nice gold-orange liquer. Bitter with tobacco, piney, and apricot notes, camphor and sugarcane. I enjoy this one a lot and may have to pick up a cake! I could use some more aged/semi aged sheng in my collection and this is a pretty nice one
Flavors: Apricot, Camphor, Pine, Sugarcane, Tobacco
The early steeps are thick and sweet with a strong honeyed flavor. Mineral and mossy notes with a floral touch that reminds me of lavender. Very nice and clean. Good infusability and strong, energizing qi feelings
Flavors: Lavender, Mineral, Moss, Sugarcane, Vanilla
I didn’t write any notes while drinking this one, but this has got to have the strongest fruit taste of any sheng I’ve tried! To me the flavor like a mix of apricot, guava paste, and grape juice with some general floral, mineral and “sheng-y” notes. I don’t know how it would age, but it’s super mellow and enjoyable now
Flavors: Almond, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
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Very mellow, thick, and sweet. The early infusions have notes of mushroom, minerals, herbs, and green wood and a slight floral touch. A well balanced tea with a strong qi that became apparent by the third steep. Great mouthfeel as well
Later infusions taste very warm and clean with a nutmeg note and nice creamyness. Under the influence I noted that it tasted like “drinking liquid candle light”
A super nice young sheng; I don’t know how it could be much better. I experienced some sticker shock upon seeing the price, but I do think this is the best young sheng I’ve had
Flavors: Green Wood, Herbaceous, Mineral, Mushrooms, Nutmeg