Somehow this tea and my favorite classical music piece (l’éloignement) work really well together. This is my first time breaking tea from a mushroom-shaped pu er and damn it’s a good one. I’m generally not a fan on raw pu er and honestly, part of me is rebelling against the cup that keeps returning to my lips but the adventurous tea drinker within me says to keep going. So much to discover. The dry aroma is somewhat fishy and kind of earthy. The longer it steeps the harder it is for me to consume it. The resin and deep wood notes become too intense. It reminds me of a longhouse. A mixture of woods and earth and bonfire smoke. And also the taste of a hundred-year-old wooden house. The mouthfeel becomes a bit more astringent with each moment that passes but it is also coated and somewhat silky.