50 Tasting Notes
A bit lighter then i was expecting,( im used to harsh factory tuos), ive really been blown away by the 2015 collection in general. So much more approachable then Dayi or Xiaguan stuff. I thought that young sheng was only for the people with iron stomachs. Dont get me wrong i wouldnt drink this tea first thing in the morning without eating, but this is very easy on me, and ive had stomach problems in the past.
Flavors: Floral, Sweet, Tropical, Vegetal
This is one manly tea. Strong, deep flavors, intense longevity (easily goes past 15 steeps with only ~6gs in a standard gaiwan for me) earthy as hell like dry aged beets, viscous, and slightly astringent in just the right way. I GUESS I could understand why SOME PEOPLE dont get it. Maybe it’s just too deeply earthy, but i think that hobbes summed it up very nicely "It’s not “haute cuisine” but it is darned satisfying."
Can’t get enough of this stuff. Itl change your mornings. Xiao? Mm change your evenings. A powerful workhorse of raw puerh goodness. Its got the qi ya need. And that smoky green Xiaguan punch in the toung. Their super affordable at the moment too. DTH is selling sleeves for 25 bucks including shipping