Solid daily drinker Shui Xian I picked up on Aliexpress for a low price. 50g came in a red tin. The dry leaf has a roasty autumn leaf/mineral aroma. After a rinse, I could only really smell the charred roast, which worried me a little bit. Thankfully, the roast isn’t quite as dominating in the flavor of the tea.

The flavors are pretty much as expected. Roasty, sweet, a bit mineral. I also get a little bit of dark fruit in the early steeps, maybe dates. The texture is nice and silky smooth, sometimes getting almost creamy. If I oversteep it, which happens more often than usual with this tea, as the big leaves can clog up my teapot’s strainer, I sometimes notice a slightly sour roastiness.

This one is good for when you want a wuyi tea without much hassle or the need to pay great attention to it. It tastes good, but not great. I like it as a morning tea, almost a replacement to a morning cup of coffee. It’s not particularly long lasting. I usually only get around 7 or 8 real infusions from it.

Flavors: Fruity, Mineral, Roasted, Sweet

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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A bit about myself: 22 years old, college grad (Double major in Anthropology and History). I plan to make a career of archaeology and hopefully travel (much of) the world in my days.

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My favorite type of tea is sheng puerh. Particularly younger stuff, if only because I haven’t gotten the chance to taste much of anything aged. I also really like oolong (Taiwanese, Wuyi, Dancong, etc.) and Japanese Green Teas. I do also enjoy most other kinds of tea, but they aren’t what I normally buy. I’m not a huge fan of shou puerh, black tea, or flavored blends, with few exceptions.

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