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A very nice Shai Hong from Thailand here. It has a well-defined profile of the sweet woody and mineral kind and a medium to full body. One can also steep it for a long time before the extraction speed falls below an acceptable threshold.

Before the rinse I get aromas of leather and dry earth. On the other hand, wet leaves smell more sweet and spicy with notes of molasses, rose hips and incense. The liquor texture is somewhat colloidal but still pretty smooth. It does carry some decent astringency that persists into the very sweet, rustic and floral aftertaste. The primary body feeling from this tea is definitely a warming sensation that spreads throughout. It’s a very nice winter tea and it’s also good for working since it isn’t very mind numbing.

Flavors: Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Barnyard, Floral, Mineral, Molasses, Rosehips, Spicy, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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