This tea is good. While I am more of a ripe puerh drinker I do drink the sheng some of the time. This one had very little bitterness, only a touch in the first two steeps. Throughout eight steeps it had notes of apricots and stonefruits. This is the sort of sheng that I want when I drink sheng. It has not aged much of course having a light yellow colored tea soup. This also means it has not had a chance to develop any of the unpleasant aged flavors that sheng sometimes develops so I suppose there is a good side to it. At only $30 this tea is a bargain. If I had a bigger pumidor I would consider a tong for aging. I enjoyed this tea.
I brewed this tea eight times in a 170ml teapot with 10g leaf and 200 degree water. I gave it a 10sec rinse and then let the leaves sit for ten minutes. (I didn’t have the patients to let them sit for an hour). I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec. This tea was not finished at eight steeps, it would certainly have gone twelve or more.
Flavors: Apricot, Stonefruit