Finally breaking into my ChenSheng Hao teas after keeping them in storage for the past year. This particular selection is one of their mid-grade productions and is made from high mountain organic old tree leaves. The cake itself is beautiful. Moderate compression allows for easy picking and the leaves remain whole and intact. The leaves produce a dark gold tea soup which is clear and bright. Not particularly fragrant but the scent revealed is clean and sweet. The mouthfeel is light, fresh and floral with a heavier strength in the backend. Sweetness becomes more evident in later infusions. This sheng is not terribly complex, but it is straightforward and easy-going. At the end of the tea session, I was left feeling rather relaxed and quite happy.

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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I drink mostly puer and sometimes what we as Westerners think of as black tea.

I no longer assign numerical ratings to teas because our enjoyment of tea is very subjective. Reactions to a particular tea vary from person to person and within the same person across different tasting sessions.

My tea notes are simply comments reflecting my impression at that specific point in time. They are helpful to me and if they happen to be useful to someone else that is good.

For me, tea is magical with its ability to transform by bringing one back to center and inspiring both peace and contentment.
Reformed coffee drinker. Switched to tea as part of my goal to work on living a healthier, more balanced life — haven’t looked back since.

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