From Liquid Proust’s MX-King tea group buy.
I unwrapped this tea to find a number of white spots scattered about the surface. Apparently mold. There was no indication of mold on the other side of the cake so I took a sample from that side. The cake flaked apart and seemed extremely dry.
The flavor was unremarkable. I did my usual routine for a puerh tea, but got no fruit, no complexity, no cha qi, and a somewhat bitter finish. It’s probably unfair to give a numerical rating at this point, since it’s been travelling from China to Ohio to Boston with only two days rest, but my first impression is blah.