Being an aged sheng puer I used my usual yixing pot to brew it with, however I must admit I should try it with a gaiwan too, for the result wasn’t satisfactory enough.

First few infusions were about 3-4 sec, later 10-15 sec.
I washed the tea on 85C but continued to brew it with 95C.

3-4 sec: the tea has the phenomenal scent of fallen leaves, combined with the mild sourness and some musty note I couldn’t really grasp. The body is relaxed, and has a rather smooth texture, but as for the aftertaste there’s a rough sharpness that was a little bothering at first. Fortunately, later on it faded away, and let the tea expand.

After the first few steeps I could clearly feel the caffeine emerging in me. Strong as it was, it was different from that of a coffee’s — more delicate, and rather effected my consciousness than my body.

Around the 5-6 infusions the started to taste as an average sheng: slightly fruity, varying sweet-sour that stimulates saliva production. Nothing exceptional, but I was enjoying sipping it.

The two ‘features’ I missed the most are chaqi - which, perhaps due to the high caffeine content, wasn’t significant -, and the typical characteristics of a Yiwu puer: deep sweetness, round, vivid smells, and long-lasting aftertaste.


To sum it up: it’s a decent tea with some minor handicaps, but it certainly worth its price.

Flavors: Fallen leaves, Fungus, Camphor

Flavors: Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Mushrooms

200 °F / 93 °C 5 tsp 130 OZ / 3844 ML

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Young, experienced and nonetheless curious tea consumer.
From tea-to-tea I’m learning and improving my tasting skills.
My profile is rather about puer (both sheng and shu) and oolongs for which I use gongfu method (with yixing pots, each reserved for a single type of tea) as well as genpao (gaiwan, or small glass teapot).
I’m rating my teas based on type, processing technique, harvest time and region (if puer, mountain specifically). My rating numbers, highlighted in green, refer to the extent to what I enjoyed the tea:
- excellent tea, worth a high price (90-100)
- great tea, will buy often (80-89)
- good tea, but nothing really interesting (70-79)
- nothing really wrong, but wouldn’t buy (60-69)
- poor quality, won’t drink again (below 60)
I also use a 7-stage assessment system which refers to the over-all quality of the, regardless type, process, and harvest details.

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