Very unusual but interesting tea! The tea had a very smooth and pleasant taste similar to many young puerhs, was advised to steep for 20 seconds, which was good advice. I let it steep a little longer and it was much stronger – not too bitter, but probably too bitter for most. Generally speaking, feel that it’s a good tea, I’d be curious to see what aging does to it, as I’d imagine the bamboo and other earthy notes will become stronger, supplemented with the slightly smokey taste, I’m sure it would be great! In the interim, good puerh, but think I’ll save some of it to age it and see how it ages.
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