Ok. I’m not going to lie: I broke off 4g of this tea, put it into an 80ml 1980s red clay yixing teapot, heated my water to a fisheye boil, cooled to 96 degrees C and started steeping. I rinsed for ten seconds and poured off. Then steeped for 45 seconds. The first pour was incredibly dark red, tasted slightly green with that classic pu erh earthiness, and smelled of a fall day in the woods. Energy for such a young, sheng pu erh was mellow and relaxing. I kept resteeping this tea, 20+ times and it was still going strong when I stopped. I’ll probably use less leaf next time. All around, I liked this tea, and it’s only going to get better with age. There’s also quite a bit of tea here for the price as well.
Mmm Mmm good. Cloudwalker Teas is now stocking this tea and it is available on our website. I had some this evening as a pick-me-up before going out to meet some friends. Dark, earthy with a hint of sheng bitter, the taste is all pu erh, and because it is a compressed cake, it’s pretty good value for money. There’s a lot of tea in one of these mushrooms. The energy is lasting as well. Really good stuff.