This is my new Shou pot’s first gongfu session!
This brew has restored my faith in Shou. I am very skeptical of Shou. I’m a traditional pu-erh drinker, and I’m a strong believer in Sheng. Although, I decided that I need to re-open my horizons, and this is the brew that I picked. Today is a day of celebration, and I believed this brick would suit it well. The dry leaf was a loosely compressed brick. The brick was dark red and brown and carried the scent of cherry wood and spice. I placed this chunk inside my warmed yixing and gave it a shake. The warmed leaf deepened to a mossy forest floor aroma. I washed the leaves and prepared to brew. The steeped leaves reminded me of being out on the lake on a cool autumn morning. I could smell the light mist rising from the water, and the dew off the shoreline flora. The flavor was incredible! The sip began as a smooth wood and leather flavor, and then broadened with a full bodied earthy tone. The brew finished with a lingering sweet aftertaste of caramel and sugared fruit. I was able to pull a fair amount of steepings out of this, and I believe it to be a brilliant beginning to my yixing’s life! I am very happy to have tried this beautiful brew.
Flavors: Caramel, Cherry Wood, Forest Floor, Leather, Wet Moss