There’s a smoky, sort of ‘dark’ dimension to the scent of this tea that I don’t usually expect from sheng. The flavour is tart and bitter, with an initially very wet feel, fading to dry astringency. The smoke is there too, an aftertaste in the back of the mouth. The aroma is hay-like. An interesting and unusual tea, although not really to my taste.
Flavors: Astringent, Drying, Hay, Smoke, Tart