This tea resembles an aged sheng to me, coupled with the yeasty quality that seems to be characteristic of qian liang. It’s a decent one, but nothing I’d go crazy about.

The aroma is earthy with notes of bulgur, used ground coffee beans, light smoke, dried fruit (raisins) and decaying grass. The taste profile is actually very similar. Some other flavours include mushrooms, oats, yeast, and mint. Initially, there is a woody sweetness, which becomes more fruity towards the end, coupled with more tart and dry grass notes. The aftertaste is not particularly memorable, but it is interesting to note that the sweetness there is more of the milky kind. It’s a medium-bodied tea with a slick and slightly oily texture to it.

Flavors: Coffee, Compost, Cut Grass, Dried Fruit, Dry Grass, Grain, Mint, Mushrooms, Oats, Raisins, Smooth, Sweet, Tart, Wood, Yeast

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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