21 Tasting Notes
Still young, but very generous, the astringency is mild, smokey, still some herbal notes, a bit of sweetness, a bit of wet musk; it has character written all over it. No surprise, when you know, the leaves are coming from wild, and not so young, trees…makes you dream of Old Man Willow.
Very nicely aged sheng; dark and beatiful leaves; strong, positive feel. Tasted it quite some time now and, in general, it really has a strong effect on people, as in laughing kicks, yawning, singing etc. Thus, the name is well chosen, happiness, but watch out, it’s a warm gun :)
Comparing Shou Mei and Bai Mu Dan. Gold diggers better take last one, as the color is very doré, as the French say. The Shou Mei has a more fruity touch, but this is a good bargain. The aftertaste of the BMD, as rappers call it, is very charming and long-lasting.