First session was mostly broken leaves from the sample bag, and super bitter. But it had redeeming qualities so I made a note to revisit.
Second session a week later, I brewed 4 steeps and mixed them together. A final, and admittedly lazy, attempt to see if this tea had anything worth while. And yes it does!
Super thick body, mouth coating, well balanced, complex flavors of vanilla, wood, earth, leather. The bitter is there, but its like the bitterness of a grapefruit or orange peel (minus the citrus).
Filling chaqi, gives my body a full and strong feeling. Super cooling huigans. This is a good tea.
Not for the beginner puerh drinker.
I’m really glad I didn’t skim over this tea with all the samples I’m working through. Adding a cake to my next order.