The Tea Practitioner Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 17
Sheng puerh again! I steeped this gongfu style in an adorable little grey ceramic houhin with mountains on the lid.
If I’m honest, I felt like I was missing something with this one. Not to say it didn’t taste pleasant, but I didn’t find a lot of complexity in it and that flavor didn’t change much for me over the course of the session. It reminded me of a combination of aged white and Chinese green tea – with cozy woody and lightly musty straw notes, hints of stonefruit, and a slightly astringent finish. I enjoyed sipping on it, but I guess I was expecting more? Then again, I don’t have much experience with sheng heh…
Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Drying, Earthy, Hay, Musty, Stonefruit, Straw, Woody