Gylx were kind enough to send over a sample of this for evaluation. A migraine meant being able to try this out today instead of over the weekend as planned. Used the entire 8g in a 120ml clay teapot. Did a flash rinse and then steeped for 10 seconds the first three times, before increasing the steeping time.

Very vegetal and floral the first time around, with a bit of astringency creeping in on the second steep and a sweet aftertaste in the mouth. Hints of apricot.

The third steep was probably the strongest, with a nice balance of bitter and sweet. After the third steep, the sweetness takes over and in total I got ten steeps out of this before the taste began to fade and needed extended steeping times.

There were some nice large leaves in there but also a lot of broken leaf, not sure if that might be from breaking off the sample. This is a good young sheng for drinking now.

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205 °F / 96 °C 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
Elephantasy

most of the leaves are supposed to be intact! it might be due to the process of breaking up the cak. Glad that you like it!

mrmopar

Very full in the mouth while drinking.

Sqt

@mrmopar agreed! I think that is part of what made it feel like this tea kept going quite nicely even towards the end.

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Elephantasy

most of the leaves are supposed to be intact! it might be due to the process of breaking up the cak. Glad that you like it!

mrmopar

Very full in the mouth while drinking.

Sqt

@mrmopar agreed! I think that is part of what made it feel like this tea kept going quite nicely even towards the end.

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