Gongfu Sipdown (1535)!
Thank you Togo for the sample! I think this is my favourite, so far, of the sheng samples you shared with me!
It’s been a lazy, mellow kind of day and I’m finding this sheng rather peaceful and approachable. The dry leaf aroma was sweet and fruity which is why I picked it, and stacking infusions two at a time in this larger teacup I’m getting a lot of those same characteristics. The liquor is so thick and syrupy with sweet notes of overripe apricots drizzled in honey, and fresh floral white peach pushing to the forefront of a more simple grassy and playfully vegetal backdrop. I’m not sure if it’s something I would appreciate at all times, but currently it’s mirroring my mood and the beautiful stillness of this moment as if it was made just for it. I really don’t think there’s anything greater you could ask for out of a session…
Ten steeps total.