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I’m finding as I get more into my whirlwind romance with the bitterness of young sheng that I am beginning to look for some with age on it when I want more but different. I find them a bit easier.

This has about 10 years on it which is my ballpark/laymans age where (i) can really experience what ageing does to puerh.

The first few steeps were light, and I was pushing the timing, getting to [email protected]:30 where the cakes bitterness suddenly popped up alongside a nice tart/tannic fruit. I just smelled the gaiwan and got subtle cumin & yummy fruit which made me think of mango chutney with cumin & fenugreek. Nom. It doesnt actually smell like that but for some reason makes me think of it.

Classic aged woodsy notes, and tobacco in the bitter taste. I am enjoying the departure from my usual young sheng/region training I have been really working on last year. I am appreciating the bitterness of tea like this more due to that. Slight raisin fruit under all of this as well. Its tannic but a nice tannic.

its a nice exploration taste fruit being the most subtle, wood/age in the middle & bitterness on top. Not bad at all for the price, which is really cheap. At this present moment its even cheaper for anyone outside of the UK. About 10p/gram, really fairly priced.

I was hitting it with 10g/100ml gaiwan & quite long steeps.

Flavors: Bitter, Raisins, Spices, Tannin, Tobacco, Wood

mrmopar

I like this one too.

Rasseru

You mention the ‘bad shan’ side of it – this means Ba Da Mountain, right? What are the characters of Ba Da tea?

mrmopar

Fruity and some floral to some Bada mountain productions.

tanluwils

I find Bada more grassy with some dried figs in there. I should try some What-cha.

Rasseru

Oh you should, i’ve found some really nice teas from countries i didnt even think produced tea.

Also there is a dark tea section separate from black tea which has some border teas. All reasonably priced

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mrmopar

I like this one too.

Rasseru

You mention the ‘bad shan’ side of it – this means Ba Da Mountain, right? What are the characters of Ba Da tea?

mrmopar

Fruity and some floral to some Bada mountain productions.

tanluwils

I find Bada more grassy with some dried figs in there. I should try some What-cha.

Rasseru

Oh you should, i’ve found some really nice teas from countries i didnt even think produced tea.

Also there is a dark tea section separate from black tea which has some border teas. All reasonably priced

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