It was the descriptor of molasses that really hooked me into grabbing this shou puerh, though the affordable price tag certainly made the decision easier. Most steeps had the same basic structure; a bitter top note and hint of wet soil followed by a whole lot of molasses in the finish. The liquor is thick and oily, coating the palate with each sip. To me, the name is justified – it’s hard not to think of Gingerbread with that much molasses. Overall, as a gongfu session, this definitely felt like a “get the job done” kind of tea – to the point flavour payoff without nuance. Would probably be a bit better brewed grandpa than gongfu, but I’m also super on board with this as a daily drinker. It’s tasty without needing attention!
Tea Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck1au0rOYLZ/
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRcAPVNd-6o