mmmmmmm sweet smoke :P

I opened this package and the beeng cha was gorgeous. It consists of loosely stranded long tendrils of silver, gold, and a dark forest green. The dry leaf carries a peppercorn aroma. I placed a generous chunk inside my gaiwan, and I gave it a whirl. The scent from my brewing vessel was amazing. It had a sweet and robust maple syrup scent. It was so succulent but yet spicy at the same time. I washed these leaves once and prepared to brew. The taste was incredibly smooth. The initial sip consisted of silky smoke and a light sweetness. The flavor kept consistently smooth; it wasn’t until further steepings that it dropped into a bitter zone. The brew recovered from this within a few steepings and returned back to a char and burnt sugar taste. This young sheng has some great potential in aging, and is exemplary for showing the varieties of Raw Pu-erh. This was a perfect smoky tea session for a rainy day.


Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Char, Maple Syrup, Peppercorn, Smoke

Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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