7 Tasting Notes
Threw in a cake of this with my last white2tea order as I found the description intriguing. There are notes of wood, forest, pine and so on but it is much smoother than expected. I expected (and wanted) more of a punch in the face but it’s still a nice tea.
Flavors: Earth, Forest Floor, Pine, Smooth, Wood
I’m less excited about this shou than many of the white2tea’s other offerings. It has strong notes of wood and hay and reminds me of an old barn. I can almost get a scent of horse in there, but I guess that’s just my associations messing with me.
Probably a nice tea if you’re looking for the above, I however look for other things in a shou.
Flavors: Barnyard, Hay, Wood
Very tightly compressed, to the point that I actually find it annoying. It is somewhat tricky to get a decent chunk without turning too much tea into dust, and it takes a long time for the tea to open up.
The tea however is nice. It can go for many infusions, which might be related to the tight compression, and has a pleasant flavor profile with floral notes and honey. I enjoy drinking it but the compression unfortunately makes me lesss excited about the tea as a whole.
Flavors: Flowers, Honey
Bought this tea as I thought it would be convenient to drink in the office and I was pleasantly surprised the tea itself. Have been drinking it both grandpa style as well as in my Piao I and it works great both ways. Got distinct sugary and cakey notes from it and I find it to be pleasantly uncomplicated.
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Pastries
This tea had a pleasant mouth feel and stayed with me between the cups. There was some astringency in the earlier infusions which faded longer into the session. The most notable flavor for me was the sweetness, which was more on the sugary side rather than overly fruity. I am still relatively new to sheng pu’er but I have had very enjoyable sessions with this tea.
Flavors: Astringent, Cake, Fruity, Sugarcane, Thick