I kind of don’t feel like writing lately, but I need to keep these notes up so I can remember each of these teas.
The dry leaf smells a little dank, meaty, and spicy, like a typical shou. That wet wood smell is pretty dominant.
The brew is mineral and wood, sometimes with wet leaves and bark, as well as some tangy leather. It’s a pretty smooth shou when it’s cooler, but when it’s hot, there is an astringency that dries out the fillings in my teeth. I didn’t care for that part!
Flavors: Astringent, Bark, Leather, Mineral, Tangy, Wet Wood