I’ve seen a few reviews that say this a good tea for young sheng lovers and they are right. I do like young sheng and still I would pass up this tea every year when I placed my order with Yunnan Sourcing. I LOVED my green teas. Why would I want to buy a green tea that didn’t taste like a green tea? Or would I? Curiosity got the better of me and it ended up in my cart. Strange thing is, Scott sent a sample as well. There’s no date on the sample so I figure it’s from the 2018 harvest and the one I bought is 2019. I suppose it will give me a good idea if there were any differences in the harvests.
I brewed this at 80C. I didn’t measure my tea this time , just put in a teaspoon (David’s Teaspoon which is more like a tablespoon – actually in most teas is approximately 3 grams). It was very savory and nutty in the first infusion. There was no fresh green spring flavour I get from green teas. It got stronger in the next infusions with a faint bitterness and a strong honey sweetness. It felt thick on the tongue like some shengs are and there was also a corn taste.
So as I have been enjoying having some of my new teas for the week, I desperately need this break in my day from looking after my cat with kidney disease. It’s been months of pills, subQ fluids under the skin, at least 10+ feedings a day, Vit B 12 injections, other meds, & vet visits. Some days I get pretty strung out and one day in preparing her food while making my tea I ended up getting cat food on my Yixing teapot. I was so upset! NOT THE TEAPOT!!!!! I’ve gotten cat food on my clothes and just about everywhere because when I feed her she might not like it so it can take 3 or more tries to find something she will eat. Then she must be finger fed.
So I found this song on YouTube (had dreamed about a Harpsicord and went looking on YouTube to find this amazing performer). The way this guy plays this music, the harpsichord, & the piece of music are all perfection. This piece “Vertigo” is how I feel when I am looking after my cat with kidney disease. It’s got the full range of emotions I go through. I sit back, sip my tea, and listen to this song ALL the time. So here it is for some of you to enjoy while having your tea:
Flavors: Corn Husk, Honey, Nutty, Thick