Loose sheng, the dry leaves smell actually earthy and are fairly large.
Brewed 3.2g in 65ml Yixing.
After 1 rinse, the leaves smell earthy and sweet now.

First few steeps – this feels way more like shou. I know shou was developed to mimic aged sheng, but this is the first aged sheng I’ve had that actually tastes like shou – the others have all had camphor and mouth-tingliness.

It has a thick mouthfeel, works better with 10s or so steeps rather than 5s. I think it has a very slight damp plaster note along with the earthiness, but it’s a bit hard to say and it could be something else.

Flavors: Earth

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 65 ML

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