finished up my sample of this today.
4.5g, 100mL duanni, Brita filtered tap, boiling, 2 rinses as before.
think it’s been dehydrated since the last time, as the ziploc bag plastic zipper broke, but anyways not too bad. Realizing now that dehydration of ripe samples was why they all initially tasted more or less the same to me when i started drinking puer (even given that ripes generally have less complexity than raws). Sure, dehydrated ripe does better than dry sheng, but the notion that RH isn’t an important consideration for ripes is really a disservice to beginners who don’t know better.
Stronger bitterness the first steep. Generally good texture, and more of the slight sweet milkiness I noted last time in second steep. There was a bit of a caramel-like note as well in that steep. Other than that, not very exciting, similar to last time.
Verdict: Nice daily drinker level ripe.