I’m not sure if this has been offered at other times but I received a stack of mini Waffles in a big pack of ripe minis White2Tea offered around Halloween 2020.
It might just be the power of suggestion but I think I can almost smell pancake/waffle syrup in the first couple steeps. After that it’s pretty much just what I think of as young ripe pu-era taste and smell…it’s like if you scrape up a bunch of wet, partially decayed leaves off the ground and stuff them in your mouth, but if that wasn’t gross? I don’t know if that makes sense. I haven’t tried any of the past Waffles cakes to compare or get an idea of how this will age. I’m hoping for more of that syrupy-ness as it gets older but even if it doesn’t change much I could still see myself picking up a cake each time I order or getting more of the minis if they’re available again. It’s not particularly exciting but seems like a good everyday ripe that I’d drink when I want a hot drink but there’s a lot of stuff going on to distract me or I don’t have the “brain energy” to contemplate more complex flavors.