WHOA dirt! or is that ‘earth’…Either way, not much sweetness.

95ml F1 shuiping yixing, 6g

is not sweet, but totally earthy, nearly dirt. A bit of wet wood, wet leather. The leaves are very brown when dry, but the spent wet leaves still some green to them. Kind of slimy too. This tea got a little astringent/tannic on the palate when pushed, and I can tell this could benefit from both additional aging and some airing out. Storage is definitely present, but not foul.

It started to make me tea drunk so I backed off. But otherwise, not much kuwei or chaqi, and the taste I just couldn’t get past. all-in-all this wasn’t my cup of tea. I just didn’t enjoy it. But if earth is your profile this is a decent tea…but its sold out…so this review is kind of useless and I could say blah blah blah here and it wouldn’t matter anyway. I guess I’ll hang onto the remaining sample as a good reference tea of HK storage.

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I like all teas but mostly drink sheng and Taiwan oolong.

My tea notes are just thoughts that come to mind as I drink, so I jot them down. There’s no format to them, just what I want to remember from the experience.

Oh, and why isn’t there a “bacon” flavor option on steepster?


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