Accidentally wiped my notes from this one while I was writing it…

Anyway I started at 205DEGF

1st infusion – 12 Sec
Light, a little woody, loam and slight mushroom. Drying, cooling, and mildly sweet on the second half of a sip. It tasted like walking through a forest after the rain and sitting down on a fallen tree covered in mushrooms. The complexity was nice.

2nd Infusion – 20 Sec @211DEGF
More body, more complexity. The same notes are shining through but with a solid woody base, the drying sensation stays and leaves a pleasant astringency in the mouthfeel. Somewhere between these two brews would be a natural balance. Overall it’s really nice to drink. There is some shengy tang on the nose but the medium amber liquor has smoothed out into a sweet talker.

3rd Infusion – 30 Sec @ 206DEGF
Smooth, viscous, lightly astringent. The body has remained much the same. It feels like this is what sheng should taste like. When aged properly and mellowed out.

4+ Infusions
Really shining in later infusions, good balance of flavors and a smooth but strong finish.

I can see why this would be an iconic sheng.

Flavors: Bittersweet, Mushrooms, Tangy, Wet Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 6 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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My rating system is in honor of K.S.

90-100 Stellar, to be displayed proudly if shared with guests. Or just a tea that hits its mark well.
80-90 I enjoy this tea a lot, would purchase and drink it. Fine if it lives in the pantry
70-80 Above Average, would drink it and probably still buy if the mood struck me.
50-70 Average, I would still drink it when available.
0-50 I don’t care for this tea, and have no desire to care for it.



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