I had a really busy day, so I didn’t have time to do a play-by-play for this tea. I’ve recently found that I’ve acquired more of a taste for Sheng, and the consequence of this is that I find this tea to be better than I remember. The flavor was also delightfully complex, with all sorts of interesting flavors clamoring for attention in the early steepings. I know that I’ve only really been into tea for about six months, but the fact that this tea still defies description only serves to illustrate how complex the flavor profile for this tea is. I only had time for five infusions, but during these the flavors started to sort themselves out and the tea became a great deal sweeter. It’s a bit of a shame that I can’t continue to brew more of this tea because even the last infusion still exhibited flavor development, and I think that the leaves still had more to give.

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I am a university student, studying Computer Science, who found that I really enjoy a nice cup of tea. I finally got into loose-leaf tea in August of 2011. I am currently in the process of expanding my horizons, and have found that I have a particular fondness for Oolongs in general, and Wuyi Yanchas in particular. The unique mineral taste is very appealing to me, as well as a nice Sencha. More recently, I’ve developed a taste for Sheng puerh, white tea, and black teas. The only things I’ve tried that I didn’t like was Shu puerh, but that might have been because it was quite young. Regardless, I’ve been slowly expanding my horizons, so if you have any recommendations, please feel free to send me a PM.

Just for the heck of it, my other interests include classical musics (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Debussy, Shostakovitch, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Wagner, to name a few composers). I also have a fondness for a bit more modern music, like The Beatles, all Jazz (by all, I really do mean all), Gorillaz (I love Demon Days), and a couple of Indie artists you will never run across unless you play a lot of semi obscure Indie games. Also, I love cats.


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