98

I wanted to drink tea before work this morning. I usually make a single cup of something “basic,” but I figured it’d be a treat to have something complex and unique since I was going in later than usual.

The first few steeps (1-4) were smokey and slightly astringent. However, it was pretty satisfying. The best thing about a sheng is the astringency, I think. This one was full of it within the first few cups. However, as the next few came along (6-9), there was no longer any astringency, but the smokiness lingered on, following a sweet (honey?) note in the aftertaste.

It was a pretty great tea to start the day with. It allowed me to ease my mind before work, and get a few things done prior to my shift. I have about 8 grams left, but I think I’ll save it for a much needed tea session, or when friends come over. This’ll be a tea that would be great to share with someone who is quite the tea fanatic. However, I have a friend who is starting to get into sheng pu-erh, too, and isn’t totally as obsessed with tea as I am; however, he will drink tea when he’s here. So maybe, I’ll have him over soon, or maybe I’ll save it for a rainy day.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BIsL21uBRxB/?taken-by=s.g_sanders1

Flavors: Astringent, Honey, Smoke, Sweet

mrmopar

I like this one. I am glad I got a second cake to age.

S.G. Sanders

I should’ve bought more than the sample. However, I have ways of making it last.

mrmopar

Tea hoarder in the making I see…

S.G. Sanders

Not so much now that the wife is drinking some! I think she believes that if she joins in my little sessions, the tea will dwindle away quicker. Ha-ha.

Matu

That just means you have to order more ;)

S.G. Sanders

@Matu, I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase any more bulang. Pretty soon, bulang will be the only tea for me. But first, I must drink down a lot of the tea I have. It’s getting out of hand! Ha-ha.

Crimson Lotus Tea

Perhaps I should press his and hers cakes? :-D

S.G. Sanders

Yeah, Crimson Lotus Tea, that’d make great anniversary gifts! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

mrmopar

I like this one. I am glad I got a second cake to age.

S.G. Sanders

I should’ve bought more than the sample. However, I have ways of making it last.

mrmopar

Tea hoarder in the making I see…

S.G. Sanders

Not so much now that the wife is drinking some! I think she believes that if she joins in my little sessions, the tea will dwindle away quicker. Ha-ha.

Matu

That just means you have to order more ;)

S.G. Sanders

@Matu, I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase any more bulang. Pretty soon, bulang will be the only tea for me. But first, I must drink down a lot of the tea I have. It’s getting out of hand! Ha-ha.

Crimson Lotus Tea

Perhaps I should press his and hers cakes? :-D

S.G. Sanders

Yeah, Crimson Lotus Tea, that’d make great anniversary gifts! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I’ve been drinking tea for a couple of years. It all began in college when a roommate had introduced me to loose leaf teas.

I figured that it was time to have a place to go to, where I can share my thoughts and opinions with others on teas; while expanding my palate and learn about new teas from others.

A little bit about me: I enjoy writing, an avid hiker, a tea drinker, book collector, and gamer.

Rating Scale:

0-69 is below average (never try/buy again)

70-85 is average (glad I tried it, but will never buy it).

86-100 is beyond average (I want more).

Location

Northeast Ohio

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer