Let me start this by saying I’m newer to puerh and the tea world in general, so my review won’t be as descriptive as most. However, this is by far my favorite tea I’ve had. I brewed this in my gaiwan with 10g leaf to 150ml water. This is a VERY dark tea, but one that I found extremely flavorful. The first steep was a brownish-gold, with each subsequent steep getting darker and darker until about the 7th steep. That’s where it seemed to reach its maximum dark and was almost like oil in the cup.
Let’s talk flavors- this is the best shou puerh I’ve ever tasted. It was a very thick, dark brew that had notes of burnt sugar, hay, and grass, but in a good way. It went down extremely smooth and tasted sweeter than any other shou I’ve ever had. The leaves smelled like a dark, chocolatey coffee when placed in a warmed gaiwan before adding water.
This tea keeps on going. I managed to get 14 steeps and would definitely like to see if I can push it any further before it totally gives in. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a good experience with a shou, especially if they’re a beginner like I am.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Camphor, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Grass, Hay, Wet Earth, Wet Rocks