My first raw Puerh, so not sure how accurate what I’m picking up is. The leaves appear to be pretty chopped up in this one. Early steeps are powerfully bitter, with some fruity flavors underneath. In the first steep, I picked up a pretty distinct spiciness, which lingered in the mouth for a while after I finished drinking it. This was mostly gone by the second steep. As I went on sessioning this tea, the bitterness slowly dropped off to a rounder sweetness, with fruity undertones throughout. The liquor was thick and soupy after the first steep and until the last couple. Also detect some woody flavors, and what may have been a tobacco flavor many talk about, though I don’t know that I actually know what tobacco tastes like. An interesting and fun tea to drink, and I look forward to getting to know raw puerh more.
Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Spicy, Sweet, Tobacco, Wood