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Here’s another yearly report on this blended sheng. It seems to be less vegetal and floral for sure, displaying more grainy qualities. Interestingly, I found the mouthfeel fairly different from what I remember. It is foamy initially, with a lightly chalky finish at times, lower astringency and overall thicker texture.

The dry leaf aroma has notes of sweet wood and apricot. On the other hand, after the rinse I could detect scents akin to forest floor, butter, ammonia, and coriander.

The liquor itself is bitter and cooling with notes of wheat, pear, apple, kumquat, and cabbage among other ones. It is very flavourful and kind of satisfying I’d say. The long-lasting aftertaste is dominated by honey flavours and complemented by a hint of celery.

Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Bitter, Butter, Celery, Citrus, Coriander, Forest Floor, Grain, Honey, Pear, Wheat, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Martin Bednář

I had a few of those Impression pu-erhs and they are usually very nice to drink. But apparently I didn’t had this year.

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Martin Bednář

I had a few of those Impression pu-erhs and they are usually very nice to drink. But apparently I didn’t had this year.

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Currently, I am a PhD student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario. Apart from teas and mathematics, I enjoy sports and traveling, as well as music of all kinds.

I have been a fan of green tea for a while and only recently (in 2017) started exploring other kinds of tea in greater depth. I rarely drink blends or white tea and avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied. The one thing that I am currently missing in my collection are teas from India, in particular some Darjeelings.

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