Gushu blend of material from the original six famous mountains (Yiwu, Mangzhi, Yibang, Youle, Manzhuan, Gedeng). With a mix of both autumn and spring leaf, it seems to have a thicker body and heavier brew than many of the YQH productions. Nice complexity during the tea session – I found both tobacco and old book leather (particularly in earlier infusions) as well as herbs, sweetness and fruitness. Active mouthfeel throughout the session. Never turned to bitterness. Very good YQH value found in this tea – premium 6 mountain blend; 10 years of age; great longevity and endurance; 500g cake ($0.39/gram). Dare I say a bargain YQH tea?

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195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML
jschergen

This is the YQH, I’ve been choosing to serve to guests. Nearly always really well-received. Fun, dynamic, tea that can be enjoyed on many levels.

DigniTea

Interesting choice. It would indeed be a good “company” sheng.

jschergen

I think part of it has to do with the very friendly flavors and lack of much bitterness (if brewed with care). Sometimes I find myself oblivious towards the bitter flavors of even 15 year old sheng just because I’m so accustomed to it. This tea I don’t have to worry about that at all!

jschergen

This tea is just very smooth and agreeable!

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jschergen

This is the YQH, I’ve been choosing to serve to guests. Nearly always really well-received. Fun, dynamic, tea that can be enjoyed on many levels.

DigniTea

Interesting choice. It would indeed be a good “company” sheng.

jschergen

I think part of it has to do with the very friendly flavors and lack of much bitterness (if brewed with care). Sometimes I find myself oblivious towards the bitter flavors of even 15 year old sheng just because I’m so accustomed to it. This tea I don’t have to worry about that at all!

jschergen

This tea is just very smooth and agreeable!

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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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