Early aromas include mineral, leather, old books, cherries, with a sweet, round, possibly apricot flavor that is a bit musty, but with no astringency or bitterness. Additional early steeps present strong minerals, light cherries, paper. The physical composition is much more leafy than the twiggy ripe pu erh from the same year/producer. Very little mustiness as steeping continues, with some faint damp earthiness. Much paler compared to ripe, a tawny port color. Aftertaste is not very long, but apricot is predominant, with a little tannin. Later steeps bring an aroma of wet hay, campfire, and a little bitterness enters the flavor.
Petered out around 7 steeps
7.5g, 150ml, 92C, 1x rinse, 15s + 3
Flavors: Apricot, Campfire, Cherry, Earth, Hay, Leather, Mineral, Musty, Paper, Round , Sweet