(Checking in on how my collection is developing)
Wet Leaves: Oddly muted. Dried fruit, maybe prunes or raisins? And maybe some old books? Sourness in the aroma.
Early Steeps: Surprisingly dark since last time. Thin. Already astringent. Sweet and bitter decently balanced.
Middle Steeps: Even darker. Moderate fruit now, with some medicinal notes creeping in. Again, Astringent. Starting to feel woozy, moderate body effect.
Tail End: Color faded into straw yellow. Fruit notes disappeared, just lots of bitterness and astringency. Stomach starting to feel raw. Not worth sessioning for too long.
Verdict: Much more drinkable than a couple of years ago, but not by too much. Still, promising development. Going to have to store this for while, maybe hit it with some serious humidity, might bring out those medicinal notes.