Really nice and stewy sheng pu erh from EoT. It has a really nice umami component not to dissimilar from a high-quality japanese sencha, along with a silky and moderately thick mouthfeel, with a slightly reedy component. Very drinkable at 4 years old, and it shines in my gaiwan. I can’t suggest a better fall/winter tea, as the bitterness is only present when oversteeping, which isn’t as easy to do as with some raw pu erhs out there, even from older vintages. Despite it being a sheng, I honestly get some sweeter notes similar to a chocolatey, tippy Yunnan black/gold bud. Great pu erh to get into raw pu erhs with. One of my favorite teas I own; I get excited thinking of how it’ll be in a couple years. I’m considering getting more to store.
Flavors: Bread, Broth, Chicken Soup, Chocolate, Dark Wood, Earth, Mushrooms, Roasted Barley, Roasted Chicken, Toffee, Vegetable Broth