Wet Leaves: musty old books, leather, dried apricots, camphor, baking spices. Nothing smells quite like a middle-aged sheng <3.
Early Steeps: Brews up a bright orange, surprising bitterness develops into a fruity, leathery flavor that is already lingering on my tongue.
Middle Steeps: Flavors deepen, brews becoming more astringent. Fruitiness is starting to dissipate.
Tail End: Flavors faded pretty quick. by steep 7 or so there wasn’t much left but bitter water.
Verdict: Tasty middle-aged sheng that peters out relatively quickly. I’m biased to sheng of this age, but I still feel like this is the strongest cake in the basics set.