One of the older sheng pu’er I’ve had, if not the oldest, gifted by the hand of mrmopar! How many years ago?
Camphor forward with dark and moderately bitter-smokey tobacco and suede taste but rounded by a buoyant, almost sparkling fruity sweetness that most closely resembles ripe papaya. Despite being 23 years old, there’s still a well of astringency that comes out after several steeps, which combined with the rest of the tea’s character, suggests one that has been stored on the drier end. This takes hard steeps pretty well and lasts long enough that both sessions of this sample had to be split up between 2 days.
I see mentions of Yang Qing Hao here and there on the internet; it was nice to finally try one of the teas. Thanks mrmopar <3
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Camphor, Heavy, Leather, Oily, Papaya, Round, Smoke, Sweet, Tobacco, Wood