Lightly fermented factory shou. Not bad but strong fermentation flavor, especially the first few steeps. Actually more fermentation flavor than expect from a 3 year old shou. Drowns out the finer notes. A bit too medicinal for my preference, but the aftertaste is nice. I will probably steam the rest of this tuo and let it air out, but I think a few more years is needed on this one. If you are reading this in the future, this tuo is certainly worth checking out.
The tea soup is light and red-brown, never turns really dark even when pushed.
I brewed 10 gram in 100 ml of water at boiling 100 C. Might want to play around with the parameters. Lasted quite a few steeps. The first few it was a bit harsh, peaked around steep four or five for me.
Flavors: Chocolate, Mushrooms, Nuts