I was excited to try these tous ever since I got them in a swap with Matu, but never really got around to it until today. I’m sort of a sucker for cute pressings—I was won over by Nan Jian’s 2011 Mushroom just because it’s a mushroom. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I was excited to try these things, primarily because they’re so cute.

I knew something was up when I dropped one of these into my gaiwan and saw a bunch of tea dust fall off. Not promising…but I hit it with a double-rinse and started brewing.

I don’t know how to say it nicely—this tea is gross. Bitter, astringent, with no fruit, hay, or interesting notes I’ve come to like from other puer. Sort of thick, I guess? But mostly just bitter all the way. I’d say avoid—they’re cute, but taste like puer instant coffee.

Matu

I’ll have to try one of these again. Haven’t had them in a while and reviewed them shortly after I started getting into sheng. Everybody else seems to hate on them lol

JWhisk

Yeah, curious to see what you think!

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Matu

I’ll have to try one of these again. Haven’t had them in a while and reviewed them shortly after I started getting into sheng. Everybody else seems to hate on them lol

JWhisk

Yeah, curious to see what you think!

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