Gongfu Sipdown (1534)!
A session from this past weekend that I enjoyed over Zoom with my IG friends theoolongdrunk & teawithneldon!! This shou is so thick and oily with deep earthy notes that remind me of root vegetables and wet potting soil, mixed with an underlying dense sweetness that I think is best described as malty black sugar and buckwheat honey. Even from the first steep after the rinse, this shou is inky black and thick and it lasted for a multi hour conversation – just so rich and enjoyable. Thank you both for the impromptu session; I’ve been waiting for the right moment to finish off the last of this tea sample and over good conversation with two friends seemed like the perfect moment!