For my 50th review(yay! Halfway to my goal :D), we’ll be doing a 25 year old Wenshan Baozhong, this is my second time drinking this one, and it’s a very unexpected tea;

The dry leaf smells exactly like a rainforest! Which is really cool, I’ve never experienced this before in a tea

The tea begins very reminiscent of the rainforest, but earthier and with cocoa notes which get stronger during the first few steeps, minerals,

It’s very sweet and actually quite creamy, the rainforestyness fades quite a bit in the middle, and astringency comes in pretty strongly, there’s a hint of sourness, also some vanilla, still a bit of chocolate and a lot of earthy, woody, rainforest.

As the session goes on, it actually seems to be getting darker and earthier, it’s very rich and decadent, a bit of grape comes in after a while. The flavour lasts for very long time, strong and dark for well, I’ve done over 1.5L and it’s still going great, but I’m about to run out the door so there’s no time for more just yet, I’ll continue the session tonight :) lovely tea

I definitely now need to try a fresh Wenshan Baozhong, I’ve never had one, at least just to compare

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Earth, Grapes, Mineral, Rainforest, Sour, Vanilla, Wood

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Hey :) welcome to my steeps!
I really only ever drink straight teas, every once and a while I might have something flavoured, but odds are I won’t ever write about any of those. All of my reviews are done using my 120ml gaiwan unless otherwise specified.

I’m mostly into Sheng, Red tea and Oolongs right now, but I also can enjoy greens and whites sometimes.

My cupboard is NOT up to date. I tried for a while, but it’s too much effort, and so many of the teas I have just aren’t on here and eh.

ig: @mackie_tealife —>

Rating System:

|| One of the best teas I’ve ever
|| had; I’m definitely planning to
|| restock
|| Very very good tea, I’ll restock if
|| I’m planning to make a purchase
|| from this company anyways, if
|| not I’m alright living without it
|| Very good tea, I’d be more than
|| happy to sip again, though it’s
|| not likely I’ll be repurchasing
|| Good tea, I drank it happily,
|| though I might not be reaching
|| for it again in my cupboard
|| for a long while
|| Okay tea, it was drinkable and
|| it’s probably going to be
|| gathering dust in my cupboard
|| for a while
|| I struggled through the tea,
|| but managed to finish the
|| session, will probably be giving
|| it away to a friend.
|| I cut the session short, but
|| I think it’s possible for one to
|| have enjoyed it, it’s just really
|| low quality
|| No one should enjoy drinking
|| this, and I would have no
|| problem throwing it out.

*This system is used on my first 100 reviews, I’ve decided not to rate teas anymore because I’m definitely not qualified to be objective about quality yet and it’s just pointlessly subjective numbers and that’s not really helping anyone


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