My last cup of this used old leaf and it was not good. I figured I might as well give it another try though, this time with freshly bought stuff, and steeped a little differently.
On the nose there is earth, butter, sweetness and fruit. The liquor brews up a very dark brown, almost like coffee but just a little redder around the edges.
This time it’s much much better. There’s some characteristic pu’erh mustiness at the start of the sip with some earth. A bit of creaminess from the coconut, and a distinct strawberry note. Also a hint of licorice and a bit of a numbing mouth feel as I’ve come to associate with pu’erhs. The licorice develops a bit more on the finish and there’s a very creamy mouth feel that lingers.
I don’t know if I’d restock this, but I’ll definitely finish what I have.
Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Creamy, Earth, Licorice, Musty, Strawberry