Very nice aged sheng! I got this tea from my recent YS order, and it is a very well balanced tea. Decent leaves, not a high proportion of buds and slightly difficult to pry, but generally whole and unbroken. Aroma is rich both in the dry and wet leaf but could do with a bit more potency. Liquor is a vibrant, clear orange-red hue. Flavour is quite decent, good mix of spices, woodiness, fruitiness, and the prototypical aged sheng flavours. Texture is smooth, yet thick and oily. Character is pretty decent too, with a nice steep variability, lots of ways to alter the flavour of this tea just by the temperature. Finish & aftertaste is very good, long aftertaste with a mineral note to it as well as a juicy finish to boot. Cha-qi is average to decent, a bit of stomach action here and there with a slight buzz to the experience. Steep longevity is pretty good, the tea tops around steep 12-14.
The tea takes time to really settle in but it’s something definitely worth recommending.
Flavors: Alkaline, Bittersweet, Earth, Fig, Forest Floor, Juicy, Mineral, Oily, Plum, Pumpkin, Rainforest, Smooth, Spices, Stonefruit, Thick, Wet Moss, Wet Wood, Woody