This tea reminds me of Yang Luo Han a bit, but it’s definitely sweeter and has a less complex profile and muted aromas. On the other hand, the mouthfeel is sublime – buttery and very viscous. Similarly, the aftertaste is strong and long-lasting. In some sense that’s where most of the enjoyment of this tea comes from – the mouthfeel and the aftertaste. As I tend to prioritize those, I am really liking it. However, if you are looking for a more direct and casual enjoyment from your shou, this may not be the one to deliver that.

The taste is woody and nutty with notes of char and cocoa butter. There is sweetness already, but it really intensifies in the aftertaste, which is also a bit tart with a light fermentation and mushroom notes to it.

Flavors: Char, Cocoa, Mushrooms, Nutty, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Wood

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 160 OZ / 4731 ML

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