This was a very potent puerh. The brick gives off a strong scent of intense tobacco, menthol, and dense wood. I warmed my yixing up and placed what I had inside. The scent opens up into mild smoke, savory tones, and wet wood. I washed the leaves once and began brewing. The taste starts sweet with medium smoke, and it is very meaty. The brew continues in this manner, and it is decent tea. I note some nice neck prickling as the qi begins to sink in. However, the tea grows very strong and bitter with intense smokiness. There is still a sweet aftertaste, but the harsh notes overwhelm me. Although, I do enjoy the qi. There is a nice head pressure and heat along my body; this is a high energy tea.
Flavors: Bitter, Meat, Menthol, Smoke, Tobacco