The last of my shu samples from W2T. Decided to brew this up last night as I came home from visiting my sister-in-law in the maternity ward.
Despite the advice and the obvious hint in the name, I put the ball in my usual teapot, rinsed and steeped. The first steeps are the usual shu dark, very smooth and quite thick. After a few infusions the thick/smooth/dark recedes and taste comes to the foreground. It’s an enjoyable tea.
Since it’s the last of my samples, I’ll summarise them here. My reference is my Dayi 7692, simply because that’s what I was drinking before. That one is pretty neutral: nothing offensive but also nothing to commend it.
Red shroom: motor oil thick. Nothing against that but a bit of taste would be nice.
Grandpa, only thick in the first few steeps. Smoother than the shroom and tastier in later infusions.
Gold melon, not much thickness, not as smooth as Grandpa but much tastier. My preference out of these three.