I’m finally busting into the shous from DC Tea. The shengs were great, and this first shou is also excellent.
It’s very silky, which is kind of a new feeling for me and tea. I’ve had teas with a creamy feel, but this is a little different and totally pleasant!
I brewed this gonfu style in my little golden shousy yixing, but I combined about 7 steeps into a stainless thermos and retired to my room to drink with Goldie. So basically, my result is blended.
But what a result! Silky chocolate, coffee, and fruit. I daresay I caught a hint of cherry! It brews very dark, so I would have thought it to be heavily fermented, yet it has very little fermentation flavor. I was surprised because it’s a very young tea. It’s a beauty and I’m looking forward to seeing how it gets even better with time!