Interesting ripe, but overall left me unimpressed i owe this to my lack of knowledge on how to brew ripes and to its younger age, i have a 2014 aging but i lost one to mold recently.

Weakish but later steeps brought forth a smoother but perky flavor of something between strong mineral water and a herbal tea, had a hint of something i would now assume smells of Chinese medicine?

The finish was pleasant, nothing really strange in the wet leaf smell, smelled earthy like a young ripe, dry leaves did smell a little of fish mostly cause of age i would assume.

Interesting to note that there was a strong cha qi showing up in the 4th steep, this took me by surprise a little but the flavor by this point was very weak and tasted of sweetwater which was off putting.

I would try this again but i’m too obsessed with shengs nowadays.

Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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