A Manifestation of Greatness!

Within my order which was half fresh raw and half aged Sheng this is definitely my favorite aged Sheng! Already the scent is exactly my thing :) – with such a mouth watering steaming thickness of something elegantly smoked like fine smoked ham with a hint of Worcestershire sauce to it and a dense layer of old leather mixed with cigar non smoky tob

acco scent plus a subtle finish of cashew and pine nuts. Very juice complex ~ a pleasure scenting-wise!

But the journey doesn’t end here – taste-wise does former steaming bouquet notes perfectly reflects themselves within the actual liquor with such a nice all covering fury feel within your whole inner mouth region. Beside this well placed and with care composed smoky ham note plus a view drops of Worcestershire everything is placed on in old leather wrapped books filled with wisdom and love like this old Sheng. This whole magnificent play blends in perfectly with my most loved aged character: Aged Agarwood and warm cozy cigar tobacco flavor – not the for some unpleasant smoked version! ;) – This fellow just hit its first actual year of being considered as aged with its now 10 years in total but it turns out to be much better and well aged as much older ones tend to be. The persistent taste and mouth feel is a sensation of its own. After a couple of steeps a certain dryness starts the develop within your throat. The aftertaste got something fruity sweet inside which reminds me again of very young not overpowering sweet pears but more within their skin with some pulp to it but there is also something vegetable-ish to it with a fresh water juicy hint of cucumber! Price-, fragrant- & taste-wise highly recommendable!

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I am a tea taster and tea-blog author from Vienna. Since my early Childhood days I was always drawn to East Asian culture especially China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. It wasn’t a thing I discovered because of my parents or my environment – it was a thing that started on its own and spread its antennas into nearly every direction what Asian culture could deliver.

I felt in love with their history, movies, Tv-Shows, food, Anime, Videogames, tea culture – nearly everything. 2009 was the first time I visited Japan – it was a feeling of finally being home. Since that time I developed such a passion for tea because tea combines so many aspects I love. Taking photos, writing, Asian culture, the connection to mother nature and its history, the love for craftsmanship (Teaware etc).

Within 2013 I started my teablog called ZeroZen(https://zeroteazen.wordpress.com/) – the first couple of years I only posted content in my mother language German. But within 2016 I discovered Instagram for myself and found the perfect medium for my artistic output which is now completely and exclusive in English ^___~





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