I did a side-by-side tasting with this and Puerhsk Gushu Lincang.
The leaves are lightly covered with little hairs all over. The scent is still fresh with some nice floral characters as well as light butter cream and background of roast. I warmed up my shibo and placed this inside. The warmed leaf exploded with intense roast aromas along with some charcoal, meaty, and roasted veggie tones. I could also pick up a campfire scent. These are not good signs for me. I washed the leaves and prepared for brewing. The taste has tons of roast, and it is slightly bitter. I could pick a little bit of sweetness, but it was mostly a bbq tea. I push on through in hopes these “smoke-like” tones would fade, but I was soon greeted with a sour note a like a pickle. I have better hopes for this teas gushu counter-part.
Flavors: Char, Floral, Grass, Meat, Roasted, Sour