I had all these detailed notes typed up but then I closed the window accidentally. Oh well. Here’s the gist.

Lid/leaves smell: started off with bright grassiness, some floral, moved onto deeper wetter grassy smell with a little spice.

Taste: Started with hay and butter with nice texture and body. Steeps 3-5ish developed a nice savory and nutty flavor (similar to notes I get from Verdant’s gan zao ye which is a really interesting herbal “tea”). Steeps 6 and beyond continued to have nice flavor but didn’t develop much further. I’m on steep 9-10 or something and still going. Aftertaste and throat feel were very nice and deep in the throat through most of the steeps. Got some really nice cha qi late on too.

Since I’m new to puer, I’m trying to stick to less expensive teas in order to allow myself to sample a broader spectrum so I probably won’t be buying a cake of this even though it’s a really nice tea.

Special thanks to matu for this sample.

200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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