Pretty strong on the wood and earth tastes, but in a good way and not overpowering on any one thing. I usually brew my shu’s very dark, and brewing this in the same manner packs quite a punch. For most, this tea might be better suited with a lighter brew, especially for the first tasting. If you are new to shu puer or dark/fermented tea in general, you might want to try something a bit more standard like a good Menghai cake; but if you are an experienced shu drinker and want to try something similar to, yet delightfully different from the shu’s you are used to, this is an excellent choice. Personally, I enjoyed this introduction to Vietnamese dark tea look forward to seeing what else is available now that I’ve been introduced to it.
Flavors: Ash, Earth, Smooth, Spicy, Wet Wood