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I’ll start by saying that this tea is an excellent value and a great daily drinker for people interested in drinking Shu Pu’er on a daily basis. While the tea does have some visible mold on the leaf surface, the tea’s flavor is very crisp, clean, and sweet (and the mold is easily eliminated by rinsing the tea as should be common practice when drinking pu’er – I rinsed the tea three times and the flavor certainly did not suffer from this). While it is a very clean and light Shu, it lacks the depth and complexity of higher-tier teas in this category. The common notes of brown sugar, soil, camphor, and nutty/creaminess are present, but the mouthfeel is relatively weak – thin viscosity and (while certainly not astringent or bitter) not as round as many shu pu’ers. The best way to describe this tea is clean, sweet, thin, and light. Again, at just over $0.10 / gram, it is an amazing value, but there are better Shu’s on the market if you’re willing to spend a bit more.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Camphor, Earth, Fur, Molasses, Nutty, Paper, Sweet