5 Tasting Notes
An interesting Tie Guan Yin. More citrus-y and creamy than the floral you normally get from a TGY. Reminds me of an orange creamsicle. Taste lingers and continues throughout the steepings. Very good qi. A little too pricey to be a daily drinker but worth it for special sessions.
Flavors: Butter, Citrus, Cream, Grapefruit, Orange
Took a couple washes and a steeping or two to fully open up. My first sheng I’ve tried from my “Puerh Yunniverse” pack. Still new into the world of better sheng and this has been one of my favorites. Very well balanced astringency coupled with great floral, citrus, and other undetermined fruity flavors and scents. Decent Qi. Left me feeling warm and fuzzy.
Flavors: Corn Husk, Fruity, Orange Blossom, Orchid
Honey flavor and scent present throughout the steepings. I did about 10-12 steepings. In the early steepings it started as a simple sweetness – think corn syrup laced artificial honey. Middle steepings became more a natural, clover honey. Still sweet but more genuine. Later steepings had the sweet high notes mellow out and play second chair to the malty, floral notes reminiscent of a wildflower honey. Some of my favorite qualities of an oolong at a decent price. Looking forward to more infusions.
Flavors: Floral, Honey, Malt, Toasted Rice