This will be a divisive one. If you’ve ever loved cigarettes in your life, I recommend it.

Camel cigarettes and ripe peaches, and charcoal grilling in the shade of a swaying cedar tree. If that sounds like a nice sensory experience to you, I think you’ll enjoy this feisty sheng puer.

It is musty and herbal from the start. The cake has the fragrance of a freshly unwrapped pack of Camels, with mint, prune, fig, and cedar. The wet leaf is brash and smoky, with charred cedar plank, golden raisins, sun dried tomato, carrots, and wild woody herbs.

The taste is of apricots, peaches, and smoldering charcoal. Big green banana leaves blackening over a fire, and smoking cigarettes in a copse of tall cedar trees. There is also some creme brulee, singed sugar and heavy cream.

There is a long, strong, lingering aftertaste of peaches and charcoal, and the texture is extremely full and airy, like whipped silk that coats the tongue. This tea also packs a wallop of Cha Qi, for the adventurous.

Flavors: Cedar, Charcoal, Peach, Tobacco

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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