I decided to use this sheng, gifted to me by Chen Sheng Hao to break in a brand new teapot from a local ceramist who’s work I’ve just fallen in love with – Arbee Ceramics! The pot is stunning, with an unglazed black clay outer appearance, but a clear glaze inside so it can be used with any tea – and the perfect 90ml size! Quick pour, well balanced, snug fitting lid, and perfect handle for a secure and controlled grip – very happy to add this into my growing teaware collection!
The tea is a beauty too; sweet and fruity at the top of the sip but more bite in the body. Pleasant bitter vegetal and astringent finish, with lingering throat sweetness. No surprise that I enjoyed the Yiwu more, but this is a nice one too! I got quite a few resteeps, and for a very fresh pressing I thought it was quite flavourful and interesting.