I’ve had this one in storage for a little over a year and decided to add 1/2 the cake to my daily rotation box.
Despite advertising light fermentation, the tea liquor is very dark and rich. The flavor profile is also rich and not too earthy. Leather, dark cherry hardwood, bitter chocolate are noted with a smooth finish and a sweet thick aftertaste. This tea packs quite a punch too for a shou, fairly consistent with bulang area teas in my experience. I’m three steeps in and I’m feeling a little out there as I write this, perhaps I need to eat. Strong cha qi!
This is a great little shou from a smaller manufacturer. A great change of pace and an excellent tea. I’m looking forward to enjoying this one over the next few months.