drank Da xue shan(2011) by gylxtea
21 tasting notes

This was another sample from glyxtea. Used 8g in a 130ml gaiwan. Did a quick rinse and then lets the leaves sit for 10 minutes. First steep was a flash steep, gradually increasing steeping time thereafter. The tea tastes younger than I would have expected, which reflects the storage it has been through, very clean.

Hints of smoke, grass and wood. Not as sweet as the bangdong. I feel like this sheng might be at that phase now where its not young enough for the floral notes to really stand out, and not old enough to have developed more complexity. Would be interesting to see how this is in a few more years. 10 steeps in total and I probably could have gotten more out of it with longer steeping times. A good tea, but personally I prefer the bangdong.

205 °F / 96 °C 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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8 years since I started the journey down this rabbit hole. My everyday drinker currently is a Dian Hong and overall I do enjoy hongcha a lot. Have developed a taste for aged sheng that isn’t healthy for my wallet.



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