Gushu Sheng Pu Erh Tee 400 g Brick with Nuances of Apricot and Jasmine
If you dont have time to read the whole text below, let me summarize the taste of the tea in two words for you: Apricot and Jasmine; and the body feeling after drinking in one word: relaxed.
The dry leaves in my rinsed and warm teapot smell like the combination of dried apricots and the bark of a camphor tree. I took 6 g for 100 ml water. My first 1-3 infusions were fruity with a subtle trace of aged orange peel. It was a little dry after swallowing. 4-6 infusions were the most enjoyable to my taste, very fruity with an additional Jasmine floweriness that was not in the first 3 infusions. The tea liquid slid down my throat smooth and gentle, no obvious dryness to be felt at this point.
The first 1-3 infusions offered me a complex combination of flavors while the 4-6 infusions offered caring, soothing sensation like a feather wing caressing your inner body.
The liquid colour changed from cognac-like gold to pale orange at infusion 7-8. The taste started to thin out and has become simply fruity and sweet.
After 8 infusions of this 2009 Mengla, I felt light, relaxed overall and minty in air passage and chest. This feeling is what I expect from a good aged (semi-aged) tea.