42 Tasting Notes


The version of this I have is from TeaLife.HK and has Guangdong dry storage.

This is one of my favourite shou so far. It was very smooth right from the first steep, with a kind of black pepperyness at the end of a sip. Long steeps work absolutely fine, which I like.

It feels slippery in the mouth, leaving a gummy feel and a lingering taste (that I can’t identify but is not unpleasant). It builds up and has a tingly feel – not really pepper and not mint, but something along those lines.

I got a raisin taste on a new pot of water at steep 6 or 7, which I do not tend to get from teas that have it as a note.

I got 50g of this based on the description and would buy a cake. (I am mostly going for samples at this stage).

0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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I recall this oolong was a bit too much on the green side for me when brewed hot. I’ve just cold brewed the remaining half of my sample and it was very nice and refreshing. It’s been left sweet and floral and removed a lot of the green-ness.

Iced 8 min or more 5 g 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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