The 2019 ZSL Autumn Yibang Ma Li Shu from Tea Encounter is a very sweet sheng Puerh from Malishu village in the Yibang area. Sweet with a tannic edge!
The 2004 Shi Kun Mu Yibang Gushu from Lao Tea Shop was good but subtle. I got a combination of dark honey and sour apples.
The 2020 ZSL Mahei from Tea Encounter is a fresh young puerh from spring 2020. It has some traces of Mahei sweetness but there is also something fresh going on.
The 2007 Changtai Cha Hu Chen Nannuo Raw Puerh from Lao Tea Shop is fruity and sweet after the initial bitterness. Traces of apples and a very strong energy.
The 2018 TdC Ailao Shan Sheng Puerh from Terre de Ciel is a tea that made me feel as if I was walking on a cloud. Subtle, sweet and fruity.
The 2002 CNNP Dai Language 7542 sheng puerh from puerhprivate is a good example of (semi-) aged sheng. It had a camphor flavour profile with a creamy touch.
The 2016 Yiwu Wang Bing Gushu is a sweet and tannic tea with impressive energy. In a few years time, it will be less tannic and have the perfect Yiwu sweetness.
Tee Kontor Kiel’s Yiwu Gushu Sheng 2008 is a true gem. It’s the perfect amount of sweet and fruit with a long-lasting aftertaste.
The 2018 Mahei Owl is my favourite sheng puerh. It offers a combination of sweet honey, golden raisins and some citrus and tannic notes. It’s just right!
The TdC 2015 Hekai is one of my favourite puerh teas right now. It has some tonic notes, but is mainly dominated by sweet and exotic fruits.
After one year, the 2019 Green Hype has changed quite a bit. It starts out sweet with a citrus touch and changes into a more bitter brew towards the end.
The 2013 Bingdao Gushu sheng puerh from Nannuoshan is a subtle tea that offers a pleasant fruitiness. It’s the perfect tea to calm down after a long day.
Terre de Ciel’s 2011 Kunlu Shan has smokey and incense notes to it, but you can also feel some traces of a sweet fruitiness.
The TdC NAKA 2012 is a sheng puerh that has potential for future ageing. It starts out fresh and vegetal, but changes into a sweet and fruity brew.