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Ive been drinking this one a while now & really enjoying it.

Wonderful bread/cake aroma from the steeped leaves, ‘rich’ taste but not rich, not quite coffee or chocolate, somewhere in the middle but definitely very nice. It has an air of quality or ‘right’ about it. I am finding it hard to describe this. Soft with a hard hint of bitter/sharpness like nice coffee or dark chocolate..

The wrapper claims it is 60-100 year old Bulang Gong Ting gushu. I paid £50/$70 for the cake & am unsure if this claim is truthful or not but it certainly tastes different from my other puerh which isnt named as gong ting grade.

The qi is a nice feeling, & a very coffee-like aftertaste present. The first time I tried it I was unsure as the taste didnt jump out at me, but now I quite like the ‘less is more’ taste it has. Its more like chocolate brownie crust or something.. Ahhh words are failing me.

I would recommend this if you like unsweetened black coffee & bread/cake, to me it tastes a lot nicer than that but its in that ballpark rather than thick earthy or sweet chocolatey or any kind of storage taste for a shou.

Flavors: Bread, Cake, Chocolate, Coffee, Dark Chocolate

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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