These have been airing out for a while now. At one point I opened most of my plastic baggies of shou so they could breathe a little, and I think it’s really paid off.

I know I had this before, because I had a broken crumbly mess in the baggie. This time I took a whole tuo and I’m steeping it in the usual kyusu. ~145ml water fit for the first couple steepings, though I’m sure that will drop as the leaves absorb water and take more space.

This is super tasty! There’s a tiny, almost non-mentionable bit of musty/fermentation flavour. It’s a bit woody, but not like I’m gnawing on a piece of hardwood. A little spice and some dried fruits. Maybe some vanillin, like how old books smell.

Yum.

Sil

this makes me wish i could spend time with my larger sizes of puerh…but i need to get some of these samples taken care of heh

OMGsrsly

Haha. Well, I have two of these left. So it’s taking me closer to a sipdown. :) I might hoard this one for a while, though. It’s super tasty and I know that many of my other bits and bobs aren’t going to be as tasty as this.

Sil

hehe these i’m all out of but special dark has been calling my name

OMGsrsly

OMG. I still have one tiny sample of Special Dark. UGH so good. That one is definitely being saved. :)

Sil

i have uh…. like a bunch lol

OMGsrsly

Yeah, so does Dex. :) But I never managed to try this before they sold out. I thought I had, but I hadn’t…

OMGsrsly

I just used up 2 litres of water on this (one rinse) and it’s not even fully opened. Time to refill the kettle…

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Sil

this makes me wish i could spend time with my larger sizes of puerh…but i need to get some of these samples taken care of heh

OMGsrsly

Haha. Well, I have two of these left. So it’s taking me closer to a sipdown. :) I might hoard this one for a while, though. It’s super tasty and I know that many of my other bits and bobs aren’t going to be as tasty as this.

Sil

hehe these i’m all out of but special dark has been calling my name

OMGsrsly

OMG. I still have one tiny sample of Special Dark. UGH so good. That one is definitely being saved. :)

Sil

i have uh…. like a bunch lol

OMGsrsly

Yeah, so does Dex. :) But I never managed to try this before they sold out. I thought I had, but I hadn’t…

OMGsrsly

I just used up 2 litres of water on this (one rinse) and it’s not even fully opened. Time to refill the kettle…

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