This cake is beautiful! I opened up my package to reveal the most loosely compressed beeng ever! These dark long slender leaves are wildly threaded to form a gorgeous cake. I thought that it was going to unravel in my hands. The dry leaf carries a dry wood and prunes scent. I was incredibly excited to dive right in to this treat. I placed these long tendrils in my warmed yixing and gave them a shake. The aroma of raisins and thick smoke consumed my tea room. I began brewing immediately. This brew has a powerful soothing qi feel. The flavor is one to match. It’s a complex taste. This drink gives a smooth mouthfeel of apricot and oak. Then it leaves with an uplifting qi and sweet aftertaste. The brew became even more powerful with further steepings. It left my tounge with a thizzed sensation. It lasted well into the double digit steepings, for it still yielded a topaz colored liquor. The steeped leaves smelled of bold smoke and tobacco. This is definitely one of my favorites, and I’m so glad I was able to treat myself to this Sheng.
Flavors: Apricot, Oak, Raisins, Smoke, Smooth, Tobacco