Ordered a sample of this in my last YS order. Got a nice chunk of cake with a couple smaller chunks that were quite compressed but easy enough to break apart to the size I needed.
The dry leaves smell welcoming and earthy, and after a quick wash, they give off a mouth-wateringly sour aroma with a hint of woodiness. I do a quick 15 second steep to start and I’m getting a light, fruity sweet and sour flavor with a very nice woodiness.
The following steeps deliver more of the same, and I definitely get that umeboshi flavor I’ve seen mentioned about this. I’m finding the flavor to be very good and consistent across steeps, even after longer steeps. A great, fruity aroma clings to the empty cup.
I can definitely see myself buying a full brick of this and sharing with folks who may generally shy away from aged teas. Definitely very drinkable.
Flavors: Fruity, Pleasantly Sour, Plums, Sweet, Wood