I don’t have a whole lot of experience with Puerh at the moment so perhaps take this with a grain of salt. This is also my first time trying Shu. Even so, I know a good Puerh (Sheng or Shu) is more complex than this. I’ve had some very nice Sheng.
Anyway, I used 5g/120ml, 100C water, rinsed twice, 20sec first brewing +10sec for each additional brewing.
The way this tea smelt was very similar to Lapsang mingled with vanilla, jasmine, and elderberry. The taste was very similar as well but with earthy notes. They reminded me of oak and nutmeg. The liquor was astringent but not abrasive and very light.
The tea had the same profile (above) for all six cups. If it had developed I’d give it a better score. It wasn’t by any means bad. It was enjoyable, but average. I can’t complain for the price.
Flavors: Jasmine, Nutmeg, Oak, Smoke, Vanilla