This was… not good.
I opened up my little same bag with the randomized two different tuochas that I received a little while back from Apr Tea today, and I did try both today. Of the two, this was definitely better but it had a weird, lingering and coating taste to it that, while not “fishy” in the sense that a lot of bad pu’erh is, wasn’t pleasant. Very muddy and gross tasting. In fact, I’d wager the only reason it was less unpleasant that the first that I tried was probably because it was essentially “cut” with the lotus leaf.
Kind of a disappointment, as this was my first lotus leaf pu’erh and I really wanted it to be a good experience.