Just finished a pretty heavy session of this one to kill off the last of my sample and feeling a little teadrunken silliness. A pretty tasty sheng from W2T. At the same price level as If You’re Reading This It’s 2 Late. I would consider this one a little bit more interesting and complex, but not as tasty.
Early steeps are mostly vegetal with a thickness that builds up quickly. I also got slight notes of lemon zest on the finish in these early steeps. When they combined with the creamy thick texture around steeps 3-4, I got images of lemon meringue pie dancing in my head…the tea doesn’t taste like that, it’s not quite so sweet, buuut I was reminded of it anyways. With a higher leaf ratio, the vegetal quality was more woody, like if I were to chew on squash stems maybe.
I would call steeps 5-7 or as pretty easy drinking – nice chuggable tea. It does get a slight bitterness, especially with higher ratio, but there’s also an apricot fruity note that comes in just a little bit, along with sweet vegetal notes.
Steeps 8-13 or something like that, whenever it ended, remained nice and thick, with light green vegetal flavors accompanying the heavy texture. Clearly the tea has a nice bit of qi to it, as I’m feeling plenty teadrunk after this session. I’ll have to go heavy leaf on some other W2T productions and see what happens. Should be fun lol.
Anyways, as I said above – this one was good, but at the $49/200g (at time of writing) I’d take If You’re Reading This over Pin. Both gave some good vibes – Pin more interesting and greater range of flavor, 2 Late just flat out tastier.
Flavors: Apricot, Creamy, Green, Lemon Zest, Thick, Vegetal, Wood