Luxurious! Really very good Loose Shou from the good people at Jing. I used 10g sample in 100ml Gaiwan, 1 rinse. Steeps: 20, 20, 30, 35, 45, 75, 100, 150, 210 sec.
This nicely aged Shou certainly didn’t have any suggestion of fermentation notes but was mellow, with the flavours building through the steeps, and later very refreshing. Not heavy at all. Initially lovely Pine wood and sweetness, also a certain juiciness about the mouthfeel. Thyme aromatics lingered on 2nd steep, by 3rd steep felt more earthy, like Beetroot. Sweetness consistent up til ~8th steep, where started to fade. Best Shou I’ve tried- better than YS CNNP 1999, and at £6/ 50g, affordable for everyday luxury!
Flavors: Pine, Thyme, Wood