An interesting departure from the classic lineup of YS ripes. Wild and earthy, with dried barks, roots, and leaves. Distinct cocoa. One of the few shus I’ve had that actually reminds me of aged sheng, with that unique cola flavor. Mouthfeel varies a lot across the session, dry up front, then moderately sweet, then becoming terse again, before lightening to a hui gan focused sweetness. Enjoyed this and its contrast to the other shus in the 2018 samplers.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Bark, Cocoa