I was expecting the dark, musty, barnyardy qualities that I’ve experienced with other puerh teas, so I was surprised at how light colored, thin bodied, and delicate this tea was. Now for the tea itself, it is fantastically interesting, with a host of aromas and several layers of flavors entertaining your whimsy. But I really would have to characterize it as an experience more closely related to that of a dark oolong. I would have trouble justifying the price on this, but if someone made me a mug of it and said “there you go” I would thank them and enjoy it quite a bit.
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML