The 2018 Pasha Gushu from Teamania is a delicious young sheng puerh. It was almost as if I was drinking champagne. Sweet and fruity with a sour twist.
The 2008 Simplified Word sheng is really fruity with pleasant notes of incense at the start. This slowly evolves into dark berries towards the end.
The 2013 Ban Zhang Old Arbor from Yee On Tea is a tea with an intense smokiness. The early infusions were dominated by this, while the later ones were fruitier.
The 2018 Sunsing Shangri-La from ANMO is a really complex tea. It went from an aged flavour profile to sweet and fruity in the same infusion.
The 2007 Yiwu Jing Long from ANMO is a comforting and cosy tea. It feels like a blanket over your shoulders next to the fireplace on a rainy day.
The 1990 Hong Kong Sheng from Vin-Satori is the best aged sheng puerh I have ever tasted. Intense camphor with a creamy finish in some infusions.
The 2014 Fengqing Ancient Trees from Vin-Satori was fruity and sweet and felt like summer is already here. Sweet and exotic fruits with a touch of leather.
The 2020 Yunnan Lincang Maocha from Lao Tea Shop was a nice change from my usual puerh drinking habits. It was fruity and refreshing with a fruity aftertaste.
The 2007 Red Label from Yee On Tea is a tribute to the original Red Mark puerh from the 1950s. It’s sweet with strong notes of incense and camphor.
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 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 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!