This is a good but not in any way spectacular shou. It has no fermentation taste. It has a moderate amount of wet storage or wet wood taste. This was noticeable for the first four steeps and present to some degree in all eight steeps I gave this tea. This is a tea I will store for six months then try again. I suspect the wet storage taste will dissipate with six months of New York dry storage. This is exactly what happened with my 1998 White Tuo. The first time I drank it I got wet storage taste. Six months later virtually none.

I steeped this tea eight times in a 120ml gaiwan with 11.3g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec.

Flavors: Wet Wood

Boiling 11 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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I am Allan. I live and work in Long Island, New York. I have been amassing a tea collection for nearly two years and have spent way too much money. I now try to buy mostly Puerh as I like it most and it lasts nearly forever. Black tea has a habit of going bad. If anyone is interested in tea swaps I am open to ideas and have quite a cupboard.


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