This pu-erh is most memorable for its stupefying effect on the mind, as a result of which I wouldn’t grab for it often (even if I had more than a sample). The fact that it is light bodied doesn’t help its case either.
As for the flavours, I enjoy drinking it, but not more than the average young tea at this price. It carries a flowery aroma with hints of bubblegum, apricots, green pepper, and za’atar.
First infusion has a light taste with no bitterness and notes of cloud ear fungi and white pepper. The following one is somewhat sweet and mineral. There is also a bit of an apricot tartness to it. Mild bitterness develops throughout the session, but it is nothing to behold. I also found some infusions to resemble nocino – a walnut liqueur. The aftertaste is cooling, sweet and spicy with notes of vanilla and green onion as well as a persistent saltiness.
Flavors: Alcohol, Apricot, Flowers, Green Pepper, Mineral, Peppercorn, Salt, Spicy, Sweet, Thyme, Vanilla, Walnut