This cake proved impossible to break by hand, but when carved up with an Opinel it made good, dark, earthy tea. I didn’t reuse the leaves, being mostly en voyage at the time, but imagine they would have allowed many infusions. Large, slug-like leaves to scare sweet friends!
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The pu erh itself isn’t exceptionally fabulous (good, rather), but it’s very well-balanced with the citron through all lengths of infusion. As the trader suggests, it’s not too sweet, and I find it adaptable and amenable to travelling, being rich and refreshing at the same time.