Had this tea again this morning and It seems to me 9-10 years is the point where sheng finally loses its astringency. In the subsequent years since my last review of this I’ve had dozens of decade old sheng and this one starts out very subtle but becomes very enjoyable after the cumulative infusions. Flavor initially sees very weak but has a nice vanilla orchid and anise scent. Astringency is gone and the tea coats the mouth nicely with a mellow sweetness. I guess the best thing about this tea is that the infusions eventually become cumulative leaving a very nice feeling. infused leaves have a scent of anise. I look forward to continuing to check back in with the tea over the next few years. I have roughly half of the brick left and the leaf color has darkened substationally.

Flavors: Anise, Vanilla

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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I’ve been drinking tea for about 15 years now. I started out with a couple of orders from Harney and Son and some local vendors and living in Utah good local tea vendors are very hard to come by… makes me think we might need another one, maybe mine?



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