Definitely a very nice clean and refreshing raw pu’erh!
The tea is much sweeter than I anticipated. I found an underlying charcoal smokiness to the liquid, enhanced with roasted vegetal notes- more like olive-oil brushed & grilled asparagus. The jasmine is very muted during the first 3-4 cups, but then there’s the awakening of great synergy in the steepings that follow! What a very nice treat!
The wet leaves are broken large leaves. Nice quality – no noticeable damage or defected leaves. These leaves produce a green amber liquid, with a small amount of bitterness. More medicinal, very dry sensation to the tongue – no moisture. Almost a cottonmouth feeling, then trying to eat salty crakers (this feeling is only on the tongue – not whole mouth) This is a nice characteristic though. Obviously, the only way to counter this, is to have more tea! :)