It’s been two years since I’ve had this tea, and so I decided to revisit it. I recall really enjoying this sheng for its clean, crisp, and sweet characteristics accompanied by a pleasant body and mouthfeel. It was probably one of my favourite puerhs at the time.
Two years later, this tea is just as impressive, with its original profile still there along with additional notes of soft wood and ripe fruits, notes I commonly associate with what many may refer to as “semi-aged”, this tea seems to have aged considerably for only two years. I believe this tea has been stored in Malaysia for the past few years, which may explain this degree of “age”.
Along with the pleasant notes, there is an enjoyable body and astringency, which leaves the mouth salivating slightly – a nice balance if you ask me. Simply put, this is what I consider a high quality sheng.