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Not having shou in awhile, due to heat, I decided to try some once again.
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Very clear impression that I dislike shou. I think what has happened recently is drinking 1 sheng a day for my longer sessions to get my regions down better and age/storage/taste/stuffffffffffz has actually caused me to dislike the strong/harsher stuff like shou that is just so straining on the palate. This is true of cheap and bitter sheng as well.

This brown brick, that could be used as a large lego piece when you’re making a home fortress, is actually good in terms of ripe. There are no sour notes nor does it has a strong upfront taste that makes the session rough. Personally I am just going to the light side.

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This tea was quite tasty. There was a fair amount of fermentation flavor in this tea. It was especially strong in the first infusion but less so in subsequent infusions. I’d say I noticed it through four or five steeps. I also got an interesting sweet note from this tea. It took me a little while to pin it down, sticky rice in the third and fourth steeps. I know there was no sticky rice used in the creation of this brick but the note was there and very strong. Even after this note was history it was a nice tasting sweet ripe. There were no realy off flavors to this tea. The brick itself was tightly compressed. I had a lot of trouble breaking off the 9g of tea I used in my yixing teapot. And I was using a pretty sharp tea knife that I just got from White2Tea. I think they used quality leaves in this but that of course is just my impression.

I steeped this twelve times in a 110ml yixing teatpot with 9g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 mini, and 2 min. I really think I could have kept on going with this. The leaves didn’t look finished by the color of the tea soup. I think this tea would go at least fifteen steeps maybe more.

Flavors: Earth, Rice, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 9 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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I was hoping this would settle my stomach, but it didn’t.

It’s quite nice, though. I did two long rinses, letting it sit between (aka I totally forgot about the tea). The first steep wasn’t quite up to snuff, but was very drinkable. Subsequent steeps have been quite tasty though. Almost sweet and spicy. The texture is great, too.

Of course I’m still sick and can’t really smell anything, so ymmv. :)

Thanks so much for sharing, Dexter. Pretty sure this was part of one of clubs we split.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
mrmopar

Hope you get feeling better soon. It sucks being sick.

boychik

Boo this sickness is too long. Get well soon. I love this shou

OMGsrsly

Ugh I am so sick of being sick! Definitely feeling better today though my nose is still messed up. I slept for AGES last night and it was lovely!

Indigobloom

everyone around me is getting sick! so much suffering :(
and I’m always the last one to fall heh

Indigobloom

get well sooooooon!

OMGsrsly

11 beautiful hours of sleep last night! Sleep is amazing.

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This is the kind of review that I write once every two months or so and I really don’t like them.
I always try to add positive notes about a tea I have drank along with the crowd that would enjoy it. Unfortunately, sometimes there are products that don’t get recommended such as fish at McDonalds.

This cake can be broken with the pressed of one finger and I’m not exaggerated. I can send a video to demonstrate if you’d like, though that isn’t an issue for me because I’m after taste and feel from a tea.
I pulled out four cups to try different timing with this tea at 100c which is what I always use for ripe. Every single cup to the 8th steep (where I stopped) had a grainy texture to the taste with a little musk. The fermentation flavor is here for sure, but has a lot of friends that I do not like. This mouth feel after is a medium dryness which I can’t get over. It’s about the same as drinking 16ounces of roasted green tea, but all of that into 2 ounces of liquid.

Honestly, the 2015 Green Miracle is a cake everyone should buy because it is absolutely amazing for being such a young little guy but this Hui Run isn’t something I can imagine drinking a year from now… though it will be next year when I open it back up to try again.

If anyone has any previous year to swap I would love to see if this is the same qualities of the other ones and maybe realize some people enjoy these tasting notes.

tea123

How did you brew it? How much leaf to water?

Liquid Proust

What I brewed it in would not change the taste enough to make it unnoticeable. I used 6 grams to about 4 ounces of water.

tea123

Thanks. Just wondered if maybe you were using too much leaf, but I guess you are not.

Liquid Proust

I can send you some to confirm :)

mrmopar

LP sit on this a year and let it age like the Green Miracle, which I have you to blame for ordering, and I think it will change. This was fermented this year (2015) so it will have the brash edge to it. 6 months down the road and it will have settled some. After a year a bigger change.

Liquid Proust

You mean thank me? The Green Miracle is amazing regardless of its age. It’s strong with a nice texture that resembles cream. The taste is also solid! This Hui Run though… there is no way age will make the ‘dirt’ texture vanish. You would just have to steep it to see what I mean, it’s like dust was splashed in all 8 steeps.

mrmopar

I have to give an answer for the thank/blame around here I have to justify any new stuff so I just thanked/blamed you LOL! :P
I do think a year will see a change though. Young shou can be VERY unpleasant. I rarely drink any shou under 2 years old because of this. Just air it out a while. And thanks/blame for the notes on the Green Miracle. I do look forward to that one. :P

Liquid Proust

Have you not tried the Green Miracle yet?

tea123

Mrmopar – do yunnan sourcing not air off the shu like Menghai?

mrmopar

Haven’t tried that one yet LP. Soon enough though. tea123 I think they do some but some I think they don’t. I know Menghai holds their stuff at least 6 months. I think some of the YS ones are held, as the Green Miracle, others maybe not.

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