Being newer to Pu’erh, I did’t find as much complexity as others, but I thought this was a big powerful young Sheng. It was all a bit much for my mate!
The wet leaves smelt deep and savory. 1st steep it had an oily mouthfeel, initially on the palate a deep hay note and some bitterness. There was apricot fruitiness and later sweetness. 2nd steep : opening up with more mild pleasant bitterness and later vegetal sweetness, broad beans. 3rd steep more oily sweetness starting to come thru early and by steep 5 it was somewhat sweeter, with huigan that just kept on coming. I went for a big steep for no 9: sweet and bitter, cloying with some oily character left, long aftertaste.
8g gaiwan 2 rinses & 10min rest. Steeps (sec): 10; 10:15 : 15: 25 : 30 :45 45 :90 : 80 : 90: 90

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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From Yorkshire, UK. Whisky geek, lover of Cheese, foodie, Tea steeper. Passionate about flavours, excited that the world of tea could be as diverse and complex as whisky or food.
I’ve been drinking loose leaf for about 4 years, exploring all types of tea, just getting more into Pu’erh Teas. Love Dian Hong, Bai Lin Gong Fu, and Tie Guan Yin.
Just starting to buy some whole Beeng Cha- would be up for Pu’erh swaps in the UK.


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