Thought I had already finished this sample but found the remaining ~5g a few years ago. And have been hanging on to it. Today it called to say goodbye.
New Amerykah 2 is everything it was before https://steepster.com/derk/posts/379284 and a little more, developing some aging notes like dried plums and jujube. This material is the yang to Yiwu yin. No sweetness until later, rather masculine. Tobacco, straw, apple cider, peat, bitter (less so than before; my palate has definitely changed over the years), apricot, leather, grapefruit; muted sandalwood incense and smokey florals. Drying.
I’m overwhelmed by the energy. My eyes are squinting in some kind of cross between concentration and a narcotic buzz. Chesty, sit upright. Feelings of my muscles pushing, growing, tingling. What do I do? Lie down? Sit? No matter what, it’s going to involve closing my eyes, which I’ve already done. And breathing. And a closed mouth. And it feels amazing just sitting here in this cross between lucidty and stupor. I feel like a giant pin placed somewhere on a flat map of the world. A statue of flesh. Orange glow in my head. Now I remember why I likened this to the Statue of Liberty 3 or 4 years ago. (Marketing could have a play in my perception. The thing I like about White2Tea is that the names of the teas, however obscure they might be, give me something subliminal to chew on.) Been a while since I’ve had a tea produce such profound energies. Oh pu’er, I love you when you’re good.
Listen: Suuns – Armed for Peace
Bye bye New Amerykah. It was nice knowing you.
Another listen: Zillakami – BLEACH ft. Denzel Curry
Zillakami, keep making music.
Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Bitter, Butter, Cherry, Citrus Zest, Dates, Drying, Flowers, Grapefruit, Leather, Licorice Root, Peat, Pleasantly Sour, Plum, Sandalwood, Smoke, Straw, Tobacco, Wood