SIPDOWN 33 and honestly one of the oldest teas of my stash, so actually I should drink it earlier (right Mastress Alita? :D ).

Anyway, I didn’t liked it 2 and something years ago when I wrote a tasting note saying… not for me. My tastebuds certainly improved; but the tea… well, maybe it’s a bit better. Dry stored in little sample for that time. At least, I know how sheng should be like and things like that. Back then, I received a like from derk only and it seems that White Antlers liked it sometime recently. Who knows when…

Oh well, again lots of stories around and not about actual tea.

I am not still a fan of this sheng. Though it has got much less astringency than I remember (maybe shorter steeps…) it is still quite astringent and bitter. And somehow green-herbal. Not drying this time; but honestly it seems somehow simple and basic. No hype for this tea from me.

I have to thank HTene (from r/tea IRC) who sent it my way; and I guess I will reuse the pouch as it’s quite clean; for sending some tea other Steepster users :P

I will keep the rating on 70, it’s pretty much right, for me it is having quite major flaws; but it’s drinkable. Though it is indeed a lots of acquired taste. I am pretty much sure I will like it later, maybe it needs more than 2,5 gram per 125 ml vessel. But that should be watery, shouldn’t it?

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Green, Herbs

205 °F / 96 °C 3 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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Trying to rate differently tea bags and loose leaf as tea bags have usually worse quality.

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