After drinking Yi Shan Mo sheng two days ago, I remembered I also have a shou sample from this village, courtesy of Hai Lang Hao, and decided to retry it. It is a very interesting and unique tea that’s not very complex, or at least not obviously so, but really, really solid. What I mean by that, is that the taste is clean, pungent, and just sort of nice; the aftertaste is long and evolving; mouthfeel is extremely smooth and dynamic; and there is a good, body-warming energy.
On the other hand, what I mean by lack of complexity should rather be described as lack of associations. When I drink the tea, I find it hard to think of what it reminds me of, and I don’t really want to. I just want to enjoy the tea.
Nevertheless, I did notice an interesting chamomile note in the aroma. As for the taste, it’s mostly bready, sweet and floral, with a sort of sour, woody aftertaste that’s somewhat astringent and very warming in the throat.
All in all, I can’t say I find this pu’er special enough given its price though. I don’t think I could justify buying any significant amount of it at the current $0.73/g.
Flavors: Bread, Floral, Pleasantly Sour, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Wood