5.8g, 25-30ml, 10/15/20/30/60/60/90/180/300
Very sweet, very thick and smooth. Wood, leather and specifically recently-felled Redgum timber. Very slight mouth-cooling and camphor flavour on some steeps.
Thickness lasted for six of nine steeps. Sweetness lasted throughout. In final three steeps, the flavour became “clear” but not “thin”.
I’m not sure why Paul describes this tea as not-very-accessible – there’s no funk or dirtiness to it, just rich, fragrant, delicious, thick, tasty timber and a tonne of sweetness (for a shu).