Rasseru said

Some 10+ years aged sheng recommendations?

something really fruity or have that aged flavour thats a bit like raisins, red wine or brandy & doesnt cost a lot? 10 years seems to be a good age for my tastebuds.

i’m drinking too much of my 2006 xiaguan 8673, it took a while to clear some kind of storage taste but now its really nice.

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JWhisk said

I’m a total newbie when it comes to aged sheng, but I hear good things about the White2Tea Repave. Aged in loose from, which is interesting

www.white2tea.com/tea-shop/2007-repave-hekai/

Rasseru said

Ah no thanks, repave is not that kind of aged wine/brandy/raisin flavour to me.. It’s more on the camphor/apricot side compared to something like the 8673

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Cwyn said

I suggest 2005/2015 Bulang from Chawangshop. This is 11 year old tea just compressed into a cake last year. Expect to air it a little, has slight wet storage, but the good part is enough of the aging is done and you can finish it at home. I broke mine up to store. $32.

http://www.chawangshop.com/index.php/pu-erh-tea/puerh-tea-factories/chawang-exclusive-products/2005-2015-chawangpu-bulang-shan-old-tree-xiao-bing-200g.html

Rasseru said

what do you think of the flavour? there is a review here that mentions mugwort, ive got no idea what that tastes like and the score wasnt favourable. I know one mans something is anothers something else, but just was interested in your view

Cwyn said

It tastes about what I’d expect for $32. A drinker and nothing more.

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awilsondc said

2002 White Whale from white2tea has that red wine / brandy type of flavor in it. I really liked a 2003 CNNP High Mountain Yi Wu I got recently from yunnan sourcing as well, it’s smoky with some sweet fruity notes. Both are near $100 for 357g though so I’m not sure what your idea of cheap is, but for a sheng that age that price is pretty typical for a quality product.

Rasseru said

its ok if they are good ones :)

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HK Style 90’s from W2T is a fantastic value. It’s one of my top go-to aged teas.

Rasseru said

seems like i have another W2T order coming up

Dr Jim said

Your response to the Repave suggests you don’t care for camphor. I thought both the HK and the white whale were very heavy on the camphor.

Really? I agree with White Whale being a little potent, but the HK was pretty smooth and fruity to me.

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