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“Trip to Changtai, vol. 6”

Taking trip another way, I just faceplanted into a puddle of pond-stewed decayed wood and leaves. I swallowed a few mouthfuls and picked up camphor. The camphor alone kept me going for a few more steeps. I just couldn’t let myself lie in that puddle, so I did what you do when you think somebody nearby has glanced your folly. Get up, nonchalantly look around and brush yourself off. And dump the leaves in the compost.

It oversteeps really well, though, and pours very dark and a bit murky.

Looks like it’s Jinggu material. Now I have one point of reference for how Jinggu teas age. Don’t much care for Jinggu to begin with.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Baked Bread, Bitter, Black Pepper, Camphor, Decayed Wood, Forest Floor, Nuts, Peas, Smoke, Spicy, Tangy, Vegetal, Yeast

mrmopar

This one was pretty wet stored for sure.

Natethesnake

I’ve only had one semi aged Jinggu, 10yr and it is rather meh but I have had a few young Jinggu teas that I really like, Long tang and Da Qing by YS and boundless by EOT (which I suspect is Jinggu) My gripe with these teas is they lose their character quickly, like in a year. I recently got a sample of 03 jinggu that I plan to try soon.

tea123

Mine reminds me of lapsang souchong with a constant pine smoke. Hopefully it just needs rest as i don’t care for the flavour right now.

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mrmopar

This one was pretty wet stored for sure.

Natethesnake

I’ve only had one semi aged Jinggu, 10yr and it is rather meh but I have had a few young Jinggu teas that I really like, Long tang and Da Qing by YS and boundless by EOT (which I suspect is Jinggu) My gripe with these teas is they lose their character quickly, like in a year. I recently got a sample of 03 jinggu that I plan to try soon.

tea123

Mine reminds me of lapsang souchong with a constant pine smoke. Hopefully it just needs rest as i don’t care for the flavour right now.

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