Tasting this as part of the Sheng Olympiad 2018 courtesy of LiquidProusts generosity.
I did rinse this, and for most of the early steeping I used 5-10sec and from 8th on I used 15-25sec.
Dry leaf aroma: slight, subtle scents of mint?, I suspect from the isolation in the bag it lost some its aroma.
Wet leaf aroma: pretty interesting, very very reminiscent of “dank” shu but with added dimensions of leaf or herbal essence that is very inviting and intriguing , honeysuckle or
something similar to chamomile.
1-3rd Steepings: soup is of light color with that funny pinkish edge along the rim, starts off closer to shu then sheng, but has a distinctive raw edge to it no bitterness or astringency present which is a nice change from young raw, by the third steep the mouth feel is nice and sweet.
4th-7th Steepings: It is already hitting me, sweats and everything along with the sweet mouth feel, all of these steepings serve to enhance the chaqi and mouth feel, it is not extremely sweet like i hear about other yiwu teas this being the first raw yiwu i’ve tired i’m pleasantly surprised and looking for more.
8th-11th steepings: I’m fully loaded with tea magic, where did you find this liquidProust? its all chaqi and tea drunk now, body sweats and everything
This tea is good for a experiencing good and pretty fast chaqi at least for me, its a very good enjoyable aged puerh.
However its taste profile is elusive leading me to try drinking more before I make anything conclusive.
I suspect however this tea lost its flavor profile in exchange for chaqi, so much so it manages to stand on this alone and would definitely recommend this to fans of puerh.