I got this as a sample when I ordered some yixing pots from Yunnan Sourcing a while back. The dry tea smells very much of hay.
I’m a little nervous about being the only non-full fledged pu erh aficionado to write a note about this one. I’m such a n00b compared to the two experts on this page.
But nevertheless, I persist. I rinsed and let this sit for 15 minutes+ before steeping in the gaiwan at boiling: 5/5/7/7/10/10/20/30/40/60
The tea starts out a little pale yellow but gets darker to a sort of medium to light butter-lemon color that is clear.
The aroma reminds me of the taste of chocolate covered raisins — a little dried fruity, a little cocao-white chocolatey.
That’s a note I’ve been getting a lot from sheng and that I continue to find surprising. How can something that light in color have that sort of flavor? Maybe I’m the problem.
I’m finding a lot of the shengs I try to be quite awesome. I can’t remember the last time I had so many 90+ ratings.
Maybe it’s the novelty?
Flavors: Chocolate, Coffee, Hay, Raisins, Toffee, White Chocolate