I had a very similar experience to everyone here:
Vegetal, wet hay aroma, with a slightly sour flavour turning to sweet throughout the steeps. I listened to others and never oversteeped so didnt get too much bitterness.
Slightly drying aftertaste. Thick liquor.
I am having difficulty choosing the right words for the flavours I am experiencing. But I have been enjoying the session with this one quite a lot, it didnt reveal anything I didnt like, but maybe that was due to me being aware to avoid that with method? I’m not sure how that reflects on the actual tea, this being my first sheng olympics an’ all.
I think I enjoyed this one more than others. I thought it was quite nicely balanced, the sour vs the thickness seemed to work for me, and the sweet vs vegetal – I got apples at some point, which was a very nice taste. Also made me think of pears. something in the huigan.
To be noted I dont hit sheng with as much temperature as some of you, this will affect the flavour for sure, but it was still thick and tasty. later on I started getting a pretty dry mouth and a warm floaty head.
The huigan is great – long lasting, aroma was still appearing a long time after finishing each cup. The Qi I enjoyed, but it did affect me in a standard caffeine sense as well. Sometimes I really wish the stimulating effect of tea wasnt so present.
This is one I would definitely consider buying and storing but for some reason I thought this was a cheaper tea – unsure as to storing knowledge that would make it a hard decision – I want to buy at least one from the olympics even if I dont have much money at the moment. And this one is currently doing quite well on my leaderboard :)
Flavors: Apple, Pear, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet, Thick, Vegetal