D is for… Drink Me 2020 Nanmo Raw Puer!
Tried this with a very interesting cheese pairing – a sweet and tangy lemon curd Wendsleydale!! Wasn’t totally sure how this would work out, but I find the tangy lemon/cheese notes are complimenting a similar sweet yuzu-like citrus note already present in this full bodied sheng! After the first few steeps, which were much sweeter, softer, & floral this sheng is picking up more of a cracked black pepper note with both some astringency and bitterness. The crumbly but creamy cheese helps mitigate some of the astringency, while the sweetness offsets the bitterness – creating an overall tangy sweet citrus bomb flavour between the two with hints of spice. It’s honestly a much more pleasant #teasession than expected since this combo was admittedly a bit of a gamble!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGzeOZuqB9k&ab_channel=MICKEYDARLING