This was a fairly nice sheng. There was some bitterness buy not much. There was a little tobacco in the first infusion but none in the second. It seems to have lost the taste of apricots but still had some sweetness to it. Overall this was good. Didn’t get much qi off of it, maybe a little. There was a certain amount of astringency to this tea.

I steeped this ten times in a 120ml gaiwan with 8.8 g leaf and 190 degree water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min.

190 °F / 87 °C 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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I am Allan. I live and work in Long Island, New York. I have been amassing a tea collection for nearly two years and have spent way too much money. I now try to buy mostly Puerh as I like it most and it lasts nearly forever. Black tea has a habit of going bad. If anyone is interested in tea swaps I am open to ideas and have quite a cupboard.


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