4 Tasting Notes
Certainly lives up to its name. The wet leaves and liquor smell like freshly baked chocolate cake.
The first brews are very strong and dark, they taste like chocolate with smooth cocoa notes. There is some fruit shining through, but not much. Later brews begin to lose the chocolate notes, the tea becomes more woody and creamy.
There are also some sour metallic notes later on, but it might be due to the groundwater I use for my tea.
I recommend this for those who like dark chocolate and cocoa.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Fruity
This was pressed in 2018 by Shouyixuan factory. The wet tea leaves smell a lot like a typical white tea – floral.
The first steeps are floral and citrusy – the citrus reminds me of sweetened lemon shavings used in cakes, or lemon syrup.
The tea starts to mellow out into the later steeps, floral flavor gets replaced by herbal notes, the tea starts to leave a very slight minty aftertaste.
As far as steeping time goes, this tea is pretty forgiving. Also, it lasted way longer than expected, I managed to get 11 steeps out of this. For the price, this is pretty good .
If I had to use one word to describe this tea, it would be “refreshing”.
Flavors: Citrusy, Floral, Herbaceous, Sweet
This tea is pretty one note. The tea starts out pretty strong, the drops off quickly after the fifth steep. The taste is creamy wood, with some very small fruit undertones. The smell is very standard for a puerh. The tea feels pretty energizing and calming, though. This is something you could drink for breakfast, but not for much else. Would not recommend, as there are much better options for the price point, although it is a pretty decent daily drinker.
Flavors: Creamy, Fruity, Wood
Got this from my local reseller. The tea reminds me a bit of roasted nuts dipped in honey. There is some astringency, which slowly disappears later into the steeps . The best part of this tea is the smell of the wet leaves – they smell woodsy and warm.
Flavors: Honey, Nutty, Sweet, Wood