First impression: Dry leaves smell rich with cocoa and roast. Wet leaf aroma, sour citrus cocoa, herbal, rubber, grains. Taste: Punchy, Aggressive, Light bitterness, a little sourness. That cocoa & rubber really carry over to the taste.

Further thoughts: I’m not familiar with young liuan. I thought it would have to have some power if it was to age for 20+years. Turns out that that is the case. The dark notes are delightful and will likely become the predominate flavor. I can only assume the sourness and rubber tastes will settle down at some point.

Good texture. A little astringency. Brews fast and strong. Cooling sensation in my throat. Pressure felt at my temples. Not great on my empty stomach. Overall I enjoy it. I only bought a 50g sample, but may pick up an additional one and see how it ages in my home storage.

Flavors: Bitter, Cocoa, Peat, Sour

Boiling 5 tsp 115 OZ / 3400 ML

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Drinking tea for a while now. Really into Shu Puer, Fu Zhuan, Tian Jian, Aged Whites. Addicted to Puer, but absolutely can’t tell you why. I know this site is “dead” but it is a good way to keep track of my drinking


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