Method: 6g, 6 oz, 200 degrees, rinse-rest-10-15, yixing gaiwan and Goldie
Aroma: More pronounced smoke, but not unpleasant. Stone fruits.
Flavor: I did my usual 10 second rinse and few minutes of rest, but the first two steeps are very weak. I’m going back in…
There’s the flavor! Maybe this one was just more compact and needed a longer rest or longer steeps to start! This is quite good, especially for $10 with shipping included. It’s not the world’s best pu’erh, but it has a nice smoothness with a little bite. Definitely not TOO bitter or astringent.
The beginning of the sip is a light smoke, then there’s some fruit. Then it fades off nicely, but it does have a lingering pleasant aftertaste and a nice scratch at the back of the throat.
Like I said, perhaps not the greatest, but I sure wouldn’t kick it out of bed!