This mini toucha was my first ripe puerh and a nice intro to shou. I used half of the 5-6g cake in a 110ml shibo. Following a rinse, I steeped the first infusion for 20s. Subsequent steeps were between 10-30s. The initial steeps had a bit of fermentation flavor to it. Once it cleared, the tea had a dried prune like fruity flavor and some black tea malt. I was pleasantly surprised by the clean flavor. There was no bitterness like some of the shengs I’ve had recently. For a less than $1 little tea disc, the taste certainly exceeded my expectations.
Flavors: Dried Fruit, Earth, Malt, Plums