I broke this little cake before heading out to work – note to self: be more circumspect around sharp pointy objects, especially first thing in the morning!
I used about 1/3cake in my infuser cup and after as quick rinse let it steep for just the time it took to fill the cup (5secs, no more).
Already this little beauty was the colour of christmas pudding. Sweet first impressions, with a slight smokey, camphor undertone. A cool mineraly feel in the mouth and a nice balance. Comforting already.
4th & 5th 250ml steeps and I’m probably starting to ask a bit too much from this Shu. Some fleeting hints of sweet tobacco, liquorice and dried fruits and its all done by the 6th.
Flavors: Smoke, Sweet, Wet Earth, Wood