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Wow! Just wow! This brew reminds me of when I first started to gong fu Sheng. The packaging alone makes me become infatuated with this tea. The papyrus like paper is beautiful and delicate. You unfold this tan fibrous wrapping to reveal an assortment of maocha. The dry leaf consists of an array of colors. I spotted long dark tendrils with silver and gold strands. The leaves carry a stone fruit aroma. I placed them in my warmed yixing and gave them a shake. The scent of maple syrup and rich soil rise from my pot. I wash the leaves once and prepare to brew. The steeped leaves give off a toasted seaweed scent. I poured myself out a few cups and gave a taste. The initial sip was sweet, smoky and a tad oceanic. This brew carried a lasting sugared flavor and a smoked and salted woodsy undertone. I thought that this flavor would stick, but it changed rapidly. The next five steeping were beyond powerful. The qi in this brew had me floored. I love to drink bitter and overwhelming sheng, and this was by far one of the strongest. After only a few cups, I was hammered xP This brew kept bitter for quite some time, until it dipped into honey suckle sweet. I couldn’t taste the almond tones until about the 8th steeping. This tea lost all power and went smooth. The taste was of deep almond and light honey. The leaves lasted for a long time, and this was a spectacular tea session. I believe this to be some of the best sheng I’ve had, and I am incredibly happy with this. I thank this company for its present, and I hope to experience more of their products.

Flavors: Almond, Bitter, Herbaceous, Honeysuckle, Smooth, Stonefruits, Winter Honey

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 90 ML
mrmopar

Nice review!

WYMMTEA|惟餘莽莽

We are glad you enjoyed the Nanpo Laozhai sheng Noah! Thanks for the awesome review:)

Haveteawilltravel

Thanks mo :) and you’re welcome Wymm :D

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mrmopar

Nice review!

WYMMTEA|惟餘莽莽

We are glad you enjoyed the Nanpo Laozhai sheng Noah! Thanks for the awesome review:)

Haveteawilltravel

Thanks mo :) and you’re welcome Wymm :D

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