I did not get any sweetness or fruit either. If I did I’d buy a cake for sure as I like the other things going on in this cha. I get lots of smoke, pepper, cumin and perhaps a bit of ancho. In fact, this tea reminds me of the burnt ends of a West Texas brisket hold the sauce. But i find it dry, bone dry . Leave your throat as dry as 120 proof scotch dry. It’s also thin. I like tea with an oily backbone and I’m not getting any. The qi, OTOH is amazing. Tingly, relaxing and chill and of a quality that I usually only get in teas twice the price…so I’m still on the fence about getting a whole cake. I wouldn’t think twice about splitting one with someone though…

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I’ve been a huge fan of all manner of black tea since the early 90s particularly second flush Darjeeling, Fujian, Yunnan and Assam teas but last winter fell headfirst into the sheng world and the rest is history…


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