MrEffendi wrote:So to change the subject a bit (sorry I'm a bit flighty). What's your favorite mellow-out tea? I have a GABA oolong that makes me want to melt into the couch; tastes like honey. It's almost too soothing; like xanax tea. Sorry about all the drug references.
MrEffendi wrote:I might be partially put off that the soup looks more like coffee than tea. Coffee... the devil's drink.
lordsbm wrote:I only drink pu erh, for health reason So mine is still a pu erh, also I like mine not too mellow.
Recent favourite brand name shen will be 2011 Tulin legend, non-brand will be a 2009 Pasha old tree. As for shu brand name shu 2008 Tulin 100g brick, non-brand will be that 2012 Bulang gushu huangpian I posted early.
Legend flavour is light and refreshing. Changes from butter like flavor to fruity flavor to longan flavor. Decent huigan, good shengjin. Refreshing, sweet, mild bitterness, low astringent.
Pasha is bitter sweet type of tea. Sweet like honey, bitterness dissolved quick. Astringent level depends on the temperature, at 95 Celsius above it's too much, but at 93 Celsius below the astringent is week.
2008 Tulin shu brick has a grainy taste and texture. Kinda like soya milk taste. Mellow and sweet enough. Duiwei (storage smell) is mild.
lordsbm wrote:MrEffendi wrote:Any recommendations for a smooth, mellow, SWEET, ripe tea with plenty of pleasant and relaxing qi? Maybe ripe teas go "taste" better in cold climates? I'm not sure. Again, I'm quite put off by camphor and smoke. Is ripened pu for me? Should I simply admit my prejudice against the black stuff?
It's harder to find a right shu than a sheng