Thought I’d try something from the Sheng Olympics this morning. This was an overall nice tea. It had only a little bitterness early on and a bit of astringency. Both of these got replaced by a sweet note that I am not sure how to describe. Maybe apricots is still applicable or maybe this tea has moved on from the apricots of a young sheng. The note is hard to place. This tea did become quite nice though.

I steeped this 14 times in a 150ml gaiwan with 7.4g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, 2 min, 2.5 min, and 3 min. This tea would probably have gone a couple more steeps but I had had enough tea at 14 steeps.

Boiling 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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I am Allan. I live and work in Long Island, New York. I have been amassing a tea collection for nearly two years and have spent way too much money. I now try to buy mostly Puerh as I like it most and it lasts nearly forever. Black tea has a habit of going bad. If anyone is interested in tea swaps I am open to ideas and have quite a cupboard.


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