A nice medium compact 7g chunk goes into my (very new, very low profile & very sexy) 100ml gaiwan, quick rinse and the first steep I can smell TCP from the amber liquor, so yes to camphor notes 100%.
There was always a nice aged raisin taste throughout the session, sweet and just right. The dry storage was nicely done to bring out the right taste, it didnt have any sour or varnished notes, and was quite simple in it flavour, but a good one.
Later I pushed it a bit and did get slightly sour notes but nothing offputting, just enough to make me want to smack my lips a bit.
Nice cha qi, I feel relaxed but focused mind.
It was only those two notes I really got. Some floral but nothing that I could recognise or gush over (I am comparing to some pretty amazing Oolong here though, so i dont know if sheng could ever compare), but the two notes did it nicely. Perfect if you just want a good aged fruit flavour – a lot nicer than some others I have tried in this price range, which is $58/400g, im at the 12th steep in two hours, such an easy drinker. The sweet raisin did change into something a bit more sour but it is still quite drinkable.
did 5/7/10/15/20/25 secs etc
Flavors: Camphor, Pleasantly Sour, Raisins, Sweet