Yiwu 2006 Shun Shi

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185 °F / 85 °C 5 g 3 oz / 80 ml

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  • “This tea is deceiving, since the taste is of a much older sheng. The aging has been accelerated and it shows in the very shou-like qualities. Notes of smoke, wood.. The first steep tasted like it...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I may have reviewed this tea before under a slightly different name. I’m a little confused about it! ANYWAY a sample of this tea was part of my Christmas gift from Marzipan <3 I really didn’t...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is a very interesting pu. The first steep smells like a shu, but has the amber color of a sheng. The taste is a mix of shu and woody sheng. I’m not a big shu fan, but this is pretty good. ...” Read full tasting note

From Tea Urchin

This dark and mysterious raw cake is comprised of 2006 Yiwu maocha that was stored in the farmers house until 2011 when it was acquired & pressed into cakes by our friends at Shun Shi 顺世. Because it was stored in maocha form for so long it has the hallmarks of accelerated aging – darker leaves & liquor, sweet, smooth & full, with a whiff of red dates & smoke. No bitterness or astringency, just a base of musty wood & mushrooms, and a mild chaqi that rises from the chest.

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This tea is deceiving, since the taste is of a much older sheng. The aging has been accelerated and it shows in the very shou-like qualities. Notes of smoke, wood.. The first steep tasted like it was aged in an oak cask or something. Very enjoyable, but not my favorite either.

Stephanie

Good description of this tea :)

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I may have reviewed this tea before under a slightly different name. I’m a little confused about it!

ANYWAY a sample of this tea was part of my Christmas gift from Marzipan <3

I really didn’t enjoy my first steep of it this morning, but the 2nd steep is very very nice :D

It has a nice combination of aged and younger sheng flavors. Mmmmm :)

Happy Friday Steepster friends!

Stephanie

Steepster appears to have mangled this one. Alas!

Sil

mangled?

Stephanie

Yeah my note is incomplete…steepster ate a big hunk out of the middle

Sil

OH haha well it doesn’t look mangled at least..

looseTman

Did you share this issue with Jason?

Anlina

Definitely email [email protected] about this – I’ve had it a happen a few times but it hasn’t been reproducable.

cookies

I had the same issue. I posted about it in the Steepster Bug Thread.

Stephanie

This is the 3rd or 4th note I’ve had this happen to. I’ll email him later when I have time. Thanks guys!

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This is a very interesting pu. The first steep smells like a shu, but has the amber color of a sheng. The taste is a mix of shu and woody sheng. I’m not a big shu fan, but this is pretty good. The second steep has: less shu flavor; lots of smokiness. Powerful woody flavor. Smooth but very powerful. 4th steep: Moving back towards shu, but balanced on the edge with an aged sheng character as well.

The Tea Urchin web site says that this tea was stored as maocha for 5 years, the pressed and aged, which accounts for the shu flavors. I’m not going to give a numerical rating because I haven’t been enjoying shu lately and this tea leans in that direction, even though the Tea Urchin lists it as a sheng. I suspect that someone who enjoys shu might find this very interesting. I probably wouldn’t buy more, but I’m glad I bought the sample.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C
mrmopar

Very earthy in my tastes as well.

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