This tea is fairly tasty. I am not 100% sure how to describe it though. It did not have any wet storage taste. It was definitely dry stored. It had not developed an unpleasant aged taste that some ten year old sheng will develop. It was not too bitter at the start, maybe a little. It had what I would describe as a sweet taste but not the apricot taste of a yound sheng. It was very smooth in general. I felt the qi of this tea by the second steep. While I cannot use the phrase tea drunk it has me very relaxed. Nice qi in general. I am not sure if I should describe the main note of this as tobacco or not. It was fairly astringent. I have no way to evaluate the claim of 100 year old trees but as that is not that much of a claim I tend to believe it. The tea was a good value at only around $40 for a bing, cheap for a semi aged sheng. It was quite loosely compressed. The color of the tea soup was dark yellow rather than red indicating it had not aged all that much. In the end I enjoyed the tea.

I steeped this tea ten times in a 120ml gaiwan with 8.1g leaf and 190 degree 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, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. I don’t think I will give this tea a number because I don’t have enough experience with older sheng to know where it fits but I think it was a good tea at an excellent value. So far I like what I have gotten from Awazon Puerh Tea or

Boiling 8 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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