2005 Lao Lin Cang Ancient Arbor Sheng

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This infusion has a nice mellow gold color to it. It’s still sweet and has a very gentle sweet-wood flavor going on…quite crisp! Nice! I like the 2nd infusion better than the first!

E Alexander Gerster

I often find myself liking the later infusions of pu’erh much better than the first… much more complexity, and usually a bit more subtle. I have a fondness for the “Ancient Arbor” teas, you just seem to be able to taste the rich life the trees have lived. :)
A friend told me the Lao Lin Cang tea factory is no longer producing, which would be a real shame. They made some really good teas!


Oh…bummer if that is the case – thanks for the note tho! LOVE hearing about others thoughts and experiences :)

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OK, folks, I feel like I’m slowly getting caught up. I’m only like two months behind at this point. It’s happening … I’ll get caught up. No matter what Sil says! hahaha!

A gentle, earthy aroma to the dry leaf of this tea. Not an off-putting earthiness. It’s a subtle and even a sweet earthy kind of scent.

The flavor is gently earthy, sweet, woodsy … with even … a slight “wild” sort of taste to it. Notes of fruit. A pleasant, mellow Sheng.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/02/2005-lao-lin-cang-ancient-arbor-sheng-pu-erh-tea-from-life-in-teacup/


:) I’d hate for you to catch up and not post as much lol

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Mild and woody, with a satisfying bitter note at the beginning & a rising caramel undertone in later steeps, this tea is very smooth and seems to go on and on. I’ve been sipping infusions for most of the day, and it’s been a pleasant companion.

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Quite smooth. Nice aroma. Notes of fruit-like sweetness and wood. This is a surprisingly calming tea. Lasting, pleasant throat.
Update: I’m about thirteen or so infusions in… does this tea ever end? Wow…

Slight side note: I just want all my sheng to age about 40-50 years… like…. right now. Gosh, that would be heavenly.


I know right?! I want to grow really old just to keep drinking more tea. lol


JC, lets hope when we grow really old we won’t forget to drink it:-)


LOL! ‘why are there disc shaped compost piles all over my house?’


I prefer the grass Frisbee description.

Tea Pet

Funny note: Just an hour ago, my SO asked me if we could use pu-erh as Frisbees… :-/


Hah that is funny! I told my bestie that they could double as birds nests if needed be. At least it helps me justify my cupboard. LOL!


Lol. Well, in all fairness I have bought some Puerh that would work best as a frisbee than tea :P


Yeah got some of that too.

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