Mattcha’s mystery tea G
Very pungent tomato-vine and vinegar aroma indicates a strong, young sheng, as you can see from the wet leaf shown above. I feel like I have tasted this one before, though I can’t recall which one it might be. It could be one of the better teas from Yunnan Sourcing, but I couldn’t say.
- Proper young sheng taste, lots of activity in the mouth. Uplift and excitement right away. Quite strong. Aroma is quite powerful, pungent, vinegar.
- Pungent still, stronge energy, sweet. Has some green oolong notes. Quite savoury.
- Now the energy is super strong, and we get plenty of bitterness, some sweetness and a lot of perfume. Major heating and big frisson afterwards.
- Super strong energy continues. Narrow profile, pungent, green, perfumed.
A young sheng on the greener end, with super strong heating and uplift and a narrow profile. Good tea for demonstrating raw energy. Doesn’t seem like a gushu profile, and it doesn’t seem like a wide blend. On the other hand, it doesn’t have a huge amount of astringency. In any case, this is not the profile I usually look for, but as this has so much strength, I can see it as a good choice for aging. This would compare well against some of the mid-to-upper range young sheng from W2T.