I think this is my first flavored shou. I did do one quick rinse, but mainly it was to wake up the leaves.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this, but damn… it’s really good. It absolutely tastes like chocolate, and the pu is very mild. No dirty flavors!
I added a little maple because chocolate should always be sweet. I had this as my after dinner tea and it was lovely. It’s on the 6th steep and still tastes chocolately. Surely that can’t be natural? But whatever, it’s good!