Cake purchased from MrMopar. Haven’t ever taken detailed notes for this one. Remember enjoying it when I first tried it. The strong trad storage has really calmed it, and it was my first taste of trad stored sheng. I believe it was in drier storage afterwards.
The second time was several months later, which in the interim had been sitting in a Mylar with a 72 Boveda and some other samples. Not sure what that did to it, but it was notably bitter and much stronger than the first time.
This time was more calm, as I’ve pried off a bit and was airing off in a container (which I realized was not airtight…). There’s occasionally a nice sweet aftertaste on this in the early steepings, as well as some pepper-y notes that remind me of shou pu. Late steeps taper off into strong beets/geosmin taste (years in drier storage were not able to offset the effects of heavy trad storage). I seem to remember some mushroom-y notes as well. Can’t say it’s too complex, but perfectably comfortable daily drinker and in that price range (<25c/g).
Might add notes when the smaller session packs I’ve bundled are rehydrated if there’s notable change.