Smooth. This tea is very easy to drink, the modest floral scent leads for a sweet finish. No astringency until the 5th or 6th steep and very little bitterness (if any at all). This tea has good character, but lacks in depth.
I’m interested to know what you mean by ‘has good character, but lacks in depth’.
Strong floral and sweet flavors for about the first 5 steeps then it falls off rather quickly. Like many yiwu teas, I find that they are a tasty treat but don’t have much mouthfeel or qi to satisfy my sheng cravings. Just my personal opinion, I’m not the biggest fan of tea from this region I guess. Still an enjoyable semi aged taste.
I see. Thanks for that.
Hi Kevdog, I’m looking at buying some older Shengs, and YS’s Banna/ Guangdong aged cakes seem a good bet because of the faster maturation. I’m surpirsed they’re so cheap, and wonder if that reflects quality.
I guess specific Terrior/ tippy/ Arbor/ Wild are labels which justify why many YS 2016 Beengs cost more than this 10yr old, but i would have thought the benefits of being middle aged would be more reflected in the price?
Would you recommend the YS guangdong stored range? Or where else would you get affordable older sheng? (i’m in the UK)
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I like sheng cha. It’s good. I’m not.