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A good tasting sheng with interesting flavors. Dry leaf smells smoky and green, while wet leaf smells of camphor and smoke. Flavor is mossy with camphor, but smooth and easily drinkable. Very light sweetness exposes as more infusions are poured.
Flavors: Camphor, Moss, Smoke
Smokey, Roasted tea with a very aromatic cinnamon smell. Light astringency if done via Gong Fu style. Enjoyable on cold nights or brisk mornings.
Flavors: Astringent, Brandy, Brown Sugar, Cedar, Cinnamon, Heavy, Smoke, Thick, Wet Wood
This tea is very mild. It has a faint stone fruit flavour. I was hoping that it would pack a bit more punch, but it’s young. Mildly sweet and a bit floral. Overall, it’s pleasant to drink, but I won’t be running out to get more anytime soon.
Flavors: Floral, Plum
The dried tea leaves smell like autumn. A mixture of turning leaves and sweet apple cider. The wet leaves smell like tobacco and damp earth. I’m impressed by the full, silky mouth feel of this tea. It doesn’t have much of the characteristic bitterness of other Ban Zhang teas. It’s mostly sweet, mildly fruity, a bit of leathery notes mixed in with a crisp clean finish. This tea stands up to many steeps and seems to get sweeter as it goes. Lovely tea, I will buy it again!
Flavors: Fruity, Leather, Sugar, Tobacco
On first and second tea steepings, this tea has a creamy, grassy taste and a nice buttery mouth feel. It reminded me of a buttery Gyokuru tea. The next few steepings bring out floral flavours. Very enjoyable to drink. a bit pricey so will remain an occasional drinking tea.
Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Grass, Pumpkin
an awesome tea!
nice and smooth with plum, honey and spices.
sorry my dear followers i forgot to smell the leaves before the steeping and my mom’s bf threw out the leaves so i cannot do a full review :(
many thanks for this sample Daniel Lui
Flavors: Honey, Plum, Smooth, Spices
a decent tea :)
when i smell the leaves dry, they smell nice and green.
when i smell the leaves wet, the smell is intensified.
when i smell the brewed tea, it smells nice and green.
when i taste the brewed tea, it tastes green and strong honey.
i rate this a 90 because it tastes funny to me :D
many thanks to Daniel Lui and his vancouver, BC tea shop for selling me this decent tea.
Flavors: Green, Honey
an awesome tea!
when i smell the leaves dry, they smell nice and musty.
when i smell the leaves wet, they smell like strong spices
when i smell the brewed tea, i smell strong spices with some honey.
when i taste the brewed tea, i taste strong spices and mild honey tastes.
i rate this a 100 because its not as strong as Daniel said it was, but it’s still nice tasting.
many thanks to Daniel Lui and his Vancouver, BC Chinese tea shop for selling me this awesome tea. :D
Flavors: Honey, Musty, Spices
an awesome tea!
when i smell the leaves dry, they smell green and musty.
when i smell the leaves wet, they smell green and sweet.
when i smell the brewed tea, i smell spices honey and smokeyness.
when i taste the brewed tea, i taste honey and spices.
i rate this tea a 100 because it has all the characteristics that i like.
many thanks to Daniel Lui and his Vancouver, BC tea shop “The Chinese tea shop” for selling me this amazing tea!
Flavors: Green, Honey, Musty, Smoke, Spices, Sweet
a great tea!
I noticed a taste I have never tasted in sheng before, SUGAR! (no actual sugar added). maybe its because this tea is from 2007? I wouldn’t know
little glass pitcher method, grandpa style:
when I smell the leaves dry, they smell green and musty.
when I smell the leaves wet, they smell green and floral.
when I smell the brewed tea, I smell sweetness, green and floral.
when I taste the brewed tea, I taste sweetness, sugar, green and floral.
I rate this a 95 because I don’t taste any honey or spices.
many thanks to Daniel and his Vancouver Chinatown tea shop for this amazing tea
Flavors: Floral, Green, Musty, Sugar, Sweet