Another pu erh sample, leaving 13 left to try and write an initial note about.
The leaves smell richly woody dry. I am pretty sure I massively overleafed and next time I’ll cut back a little.
But the effect of the massive overleaf was a very, rich, round, fudgy flavor with a sort of maltiness that I also experienced in the Life in Teacup shu sample I liked so much.
I rinsed at boiling and let the leaves sit for 15 minutes before steeping in the gaiwan at 5/5/7/7/10/10/20/30/40/60
The color ranged from a cloudy butterscotch to a clear amber, and the flavor. Except for a bitterness around steep 4, the flavor was pretty consistent.
I’m a big fan of Life in Teacup’s teas. This is the first of their shengs I’ve tried and I am excited to try the other samples I have.
Flavors: Butter, Malt, White Chocolate, Wood