I’ve got about a ton of sheng from YS to go through. Not sure what I was thinking when I ordered these all back in December but… Oh well, I guess I wanted to try a lot of different shengs back in December. :)
This was interesting like the one review here mentioned. It starts off semi-thick and ends moderately thick so it has a very nice comforting mouth and throat feel. It kindasorta tastes like a young sheng but then again it doesn’t. It doesn’t have a hint of the usual bitterness that sheng has, but there was some astringency as I progressed through the infusions. In the early infusions, the liquor was amber and that progressed to be orange in color. It began fruity with stonefruit, cherry notes… And It has a long almost too sweet finish (for me). Not too shabby. Daily drinker type but it is on the expensive side for that purpose.
Porcelain gaiwan, 6g, 205°F, 130ml, rinse, 12 steeps: 5s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s, 1m5s, 1m15s, 1m30s, 2m.
Flavors: Cherry, Cut grass, Fruity, Hay, Honey, Stonefruits