Evidently I am having a pu-erh day today. Sheng in the mid-morning and shu in the afternoon, works for me.
This is another selection from the Yunnan Sourcing dark tea of the month club. So far I am liking the club because I got to try a lot of things I would not otherwise have chosen for myself.
This brick comes in such a pretty box (see photo). I have heard that bricks are not as good as cakes but I like this one a lot. The wet leaves steeping are very aromatic and earthy. The tea itself I would describe as earthy, chocolate-y, slightly creamy with a faint whisper of woodsmoke. Normally I don’t find shus to be smoky but this seems to be a bit. Or perhaps it’s just my imagination, I don’t know.
In any case, $18 is a good deal for this 250g brick in my opinion. YS calls it “lovely” and I would agree. I also have another sample of this if anyone would like to try it (I seem to be a wash in puerh samples myself!)