Second up from puerh plus box is 2011 Hui Run ripe from YS. I started by heating the yixing and giving the tea a rinse. The leaves were surprisingly clean with not much dust. I got an aroma of dark cherries and plums and peat from the tea.
Starting with the first infusion I got a very dark almost coffee like liqour, it was a bit thick as well. A strong aroma of peat and wet wood. It has a certain sweetness as well, chocolate and maybe plums or raisins as well.
Second infusion I got a funky flavor in the tea, im not sure what it is, but it wasnt altogether pleasant. Liquor color is consistent and most of the flavor profiles are consistent as well.
Third infusion similiar to the second, Im not sure what that off flavor is, but its still there. Wet wood and peat are playing over it as well.
Fourth infusion , much much better now, now it tastes like ripe tea usually does, wet wood, sweetness, peat, and plums and a bit of chocolate as well. Though it has a slight bit of dampness in the flavor now, its got that classic ripe puerh flavor profile.
Judging by the colors, this is going to brew out many many steepings.
I do recommend this tea, but I also might recommend giving it an extra wash or two,
Flavors: Chocolate, Overripe Cherries, Peat, Plums, Wet Wood