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If you’re looking for a soothing, calming, and comforting sheng pu’er, this is it. This came as a sample with my order. I very much enjoy huang pian (large yellow leaf) sheng pu’er, and this tea is no exception. It arrived as small broken leaves, which made me suspect it would be quite bitter. I only learned recently that tea leaves broken into small bits need to be steeped quickly or they’ll make a bitter brew. I brewed it only slightly shorter than normal (45 seconds for the first steep), and there was barely any bitterness. The leaves have a sweet fruity aroma, and it brews into a bright golden liquor. It has a wonderfully rich mouth feel and is easy on the stomach. I’m picking up notes of sandalwood, autumn leaves, kiwi, and hints of orange peel. The bottom of the cup has a honey-like fragrance. Very good bang for your buck.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Cedar, Citrus Zest, Floral, Honey

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec 10 g 6 OZ / 180 ML

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Initial aroma is pleasant floral honey. Slight citrus taste and sweet at the back of the palate. Full and rounded in the mouth.

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