Well everyone... I'm please to say that this is the 5th year in a row that I am holding this group buy event! Each year has sold out and been successful with many stories told, friendships made, and great tea to be shared around the world.
Being that this is the 5th year, I wanted something very special so I decided it was time to share my favorites with you all in a format that you could try multiple at a great price. However, over the years my taste has been sometimes expensive... but don't worry, I have leveraged the ability to buy the remaining stock of most of these. It was risky to buy all of this at the end of last year and with everything going on now, it's a bit terrifying knowing how much I have invested into this project however once you see what I have I think you'll be quite happy with not just the selection but the price I was able to get it to.
Here is the list with just a little of my own words:
~20g 2005 Wild Xiaguan: this was one of the first sheng I really enjoyed and I have finished more cakes of this than anything. It is very unique in the lineup in the fact that it is the only yesheng cake which with a little smoke in the background creates a whiskey like cup.
~16 2016 LaoManE from Huang Chen Hao: this has been in my top five for some time. Between the slight Malaysian storage, taste, and visual leaf I was quite please... but the real kicker about this is the qi. I consistently feel come alive within me when I drink it. Truly a special treat.
~20g 2008 Yuan Man from Chen Yuan Hao: Taiwanese producers are always on my to watch list as I favor what they do. This is one of the earlier productions that Chen Yuan Hao had in which was priced fairly well. This is a Yiwu production that has aged well and provides a nice bold cup of semi-aged sheng.
~15g of 2003 7542 from Dayi: I'll let you all go research about the 7542 blend and Dayi, but I'll say one thing about this... I'm incredibly thankful to even have the opportunity to offer this to everyone let alone do it at a price that you couldn't even tell was added to the whole set. Oh, and I need to mention these are Hong Kong stored.
and the non-pictured emotional tea... each person will receive roughly 20g of a 20+ year blend of sheng and shou from Hong Kong. My first time going to Dimsum was just in the last few years when a local Ohioan tea friend came over and took me out. I decided to bring this tea with me and because of the great experience connected to the tea and the depth that it offer, this will always be one of my top teas in my life. I bought it up and I've decided that I will be putting it all into this group buy so everyone else can enjoy it. This is hard to do because I have a strong connection to this tea, but part of my mission is to do exactly what I am doing here.
Lots more to be said, but for now I'm just getting it posted.
2016 : https://steepster.com/discuss/12151-2016-sheng-olympics-group-buy
*I plan to begin shipments May 18th 2020
** For those who own these cakes and want to swap for something different, please let me know
*** If anyone wants to swap a sample for the 2008 Yuan Man to a full cake at discount please contact me
*** To be transparent, the cost is suppose to be $35.67 however due to circumstances in my life I am adding $1.00 flat to the price putting it at $36.67
**** Fun fact, the total grams is estimated at 89 which is my birth year ;) it might of been done on purpose
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Jun 11, 2020
May 24, 2020
Quick to ship, and arrived safely. Lovely selection.
May 19, 2020