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Brews a light gold color. Tastes of pine, dried flowers, minerals, and incense. Slight brown sugar sweetness. There is a little bit of aged taste starting to develop, more than I would expect from a tea that’s blended 2015 and 2016 material. Compared to the 2017 not-so-ancient-tree Hekai, the taste is much more bitter and astringent, though I would still only call it moderately bitter. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but it has a strong lingering aroma in the mouth. As I drink it I get a bit of the qi feels.

This one is definitely better than Teavivre’s cheaper Hekai. Good, but not outstanding.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Brown Sugar, Flowers, Mineral, Pine

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 90 ML
looseTman

Have you tried any of TeaVivre’s current shou?

tperez

I haven’t, I tried a couple a few years back, but I don’t think their selling the same ones anymore.

tanluwils

Have you tried Chawangshop’s 2016 Hekai Gushu?

tperez

I’ve actually never ordered from Chawangshop, I’ve been thinking about it for a while but always end up sticking with YS. Any favorites?

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looseTman

Have you tried any of TeaVivre’s current shou?

tperez

I haven’t, I tried a couple a few years back, but I don’t think their selling the same ones anymore.

tanluwils

Have you tried Chawangshop’s 2016 Hekai Gushu?

tperez

I’ve actually never ordered from Chawangshop, I’ve been thinking about it for a while but always end up sticking with YS. Any favorites?

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