I was recommeded this ‘shou’ last time I went to their store. So far, I’m enjoying this.

I easily got 6 great steeps out of it in my yixing, steep times ranging from 15 seconds to 40 seconds for the last one. I’m sure you could get more out of it.

It has an earthy smell, as you’d expect, with a tiny hint of green (ish) tea. I get the same ‘hint’ in taste as well: It’s surprisingly refreshing, and sweet. This ‘fresh’ sensation will stay for a few minutes.

It’s been awfully cold and rainy lately. We even had our first snowfall (~2cm) a few days ago. Winter is coming as they say in Game of Thrones. I don’t remember having snow that early, it’s not even Halloween yet. It’s alright, this tea provides me the warmth I need to get through winter.

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I’ve been drinking tea for quite a few years now. My favourite teas include black teas from Ceylon, Assam, Taiwan, as well as any aged teas including Pu-erhs.

96 – 100: If I would be stuck drinking the same tea for the rest of my life, this would be it!
81 – 95: Highly recommended! Among the best I’ve ever tasted!
61 – 80: Recommended. Not the best in its kind, but definitely worth a try.
41 – 60: Neutral. Not bad, but I probably won’t buy anymore.
21 – 40: I get that this is tea, but I don’t like it and wouldn’t recommend it.
01 – 20: Foul drink. Quick! Something else to wash down that awful taste.



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