Got a small sample of this in a tea swap. This is a wonderful shu for a cold October morning. Only $32 for a 400g cake. I’m still not 100% sure of the quality of my storage (heck I’m not even 60%) so I don’t want to add more shu to my collection right now as I already have quite a lot. But this is going on my wishlist for a future purchase. YS says this cake will age well and I believe it. It’s also a fantastic shu right now – mellow, tasty, lasting, and clean, with zero sourness or fermentation funk.
Edit: Just wanted to add that the aroma of the wet leaf is actually quite pleasant and unique. There’s a grape skin/red wine sweetness to it.