Gongfu w/ friends!
My sample of this tea is super broken up without many bigger “chunks” from the cake. It very much looks like the little bits and pieces of teas left over form when the cake was broken down into sample portions – which is a little sad. The plus, I suppose, is that it takes no time at all for the tea to start giving flavour – though it also steeps out a bit faster too. I found this had very oily and coating liquor with richly brothy umami, decaying wood, and barley, and fig jam notes – heavier on the broth & woodier elements.
It’s a good shou, but not a favourite/something to repurchase.
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRChSbFx17A