Used the entire 8.6g sample I received of this from Liquid Proust in a 100mL gaiwan. That’s a bit more than I normally use for sheng, so I was worried it’d be way too strong. Instead, I was treated to a wonderfully mellow session with this tea. One of my favorite shengs yet. I was surprised by the clarity of the citrus notes throughout this tea (having never encountered these in sheng before), but especially in the first few steeps. These first 3 or so steeps were citrus in the front and hay on the back of the sip, with relatively little body but a soft texture. After this, the citrus flavor became a bit less sharp, the hay morphed into a sweet floral flavor (orchid maybe), and the body thickened up a bit. This tea went on in this beautiful way for ~16 steeps, all of which were very pleasureable.
No bitterness at all in this tea. Not even very much mouth drying effect. It was very refreshing and reminded me somewhat of drinking warm fruit juice. I will seriously consider picking up a cake of this with my next big YS order. Has anybody had the 2014 or 2015 versions of this one (assuming they exist)? I might have to try samples from those cakes as well to see how they compare.
Thanks again for the raw pu samples, LP! :)
Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Hay, Lemon, Orchid, Smooth, Sweet