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Excited to introduce the second Sheng Pu'erh style tea on our site, from a small grower in Assam this time! Made from plantation assamica this time, we are just overwhelmed by how close this producer could make it to the Yunnanese shengs. This is from the same producer who made our 2021 Assam Sheng Dragon pearls and we plan to offer cakes and more pearls in the future, probably by the end of the year!

 

The dry leaf has hints of fennel with a honey sweetness on finish. The first infusion has notes of lemongrass and sugarcane, the honey sweetness also translates well into the liquor, creating a multi layered sweetness on the finish. The second infusion has a stronger presence of the honey note complemented with a thicker liquor, the sugarcane sweetness is also present, although more on the finish. The third infusion has an interesting aloe vera note, it goes full ayurvedic in this steep with notes of amla(Indian gooseberry) and moringa as well. The fourth infusion is the most young sheng like, with an earthy base and notes of wood, cinnamon and a touch of green leaf astringency. The fifth infusion gets sweeter with notes of cinnamon, honey and caramel, with a touch of clove right on the finish. This forms the base and future infusions have some parts of every infusion till now, a very enjoyable tea, we find it has become a lot more comforting after resting for almost 6 months. We hope you enjoy this exceptional find from Assam and add another dimention to your Indian Tea experience!

 

Appearance : Yellow

Taste : Honey, lemongrass, sugarcane, aloe vera, cinnamon, woody, clove, fennel, moringa, amla(Indian gooseberry)

Steeping Time : 3 minutes western style, 15 seconds gongfu style adding 10 seconds every subsequent steep
Leaf to water ratio :  0.8 gram per 100ml for western style, 3.5 grams per 100ml for gongfu style

Recommended Steeping Temperature : 95°C

Recommended Steeping Method : Works a lot better gongfu style

Harvest Season : Spring 2022

2022 Spring Assam Sheng Maocha

$11.00Price

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