I did a side-by-side tasting of this and Puerhsk Xiaoshu Lincang.
The leaves here are a bit darker than the regular lincang, and they have the same fresh floral, but I also pickup some brown sugar and molasses. This tea is alike the regular Lincang, but it doesn’t have a background of roast. I warmed up my shibo and threw this in. The scent opens into a sharp roast, mesquite, smoke, and some briquette. However, this type of roasting is different than the previous regular lincang. I would compare these alike a store bought pre-cooked rack of ribs ( reg. lincang) vs. a cookout style summer time self-smoked rack of ribs (gushu lincang). The later is less artificial. I washed the leaves and commenced the brewing. The brew begins sweet and smooth with a bit of smoke in the aftertaste. However, the tea continues to grow even more smoky and even more astringent. The tea is not that great, and it is a very “eh” tea to me. I did not finish my session.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Floral, Molasses, Pepper, Roasted, Smoked