Got a small sample to try, but based on the pricing, I doubt I’d ever spring for it. Wasn’t super wowed by it? But overall, based on the price, wouldn’t really recommend it.
2016 Hai Lang Hao Lao Ban Zhang Gu Shu
Ancient Arbor Raw pu er
5.8 g, 140 mL, Brita filtered water, 180f (figured out by now that this was probably too low)
Dry leaves standard sheng smell
Wet leaves have a sharp smokey/earthy note that reminds me of shu
Initial taste is a lightly bitter green that later gives a refreshing and slightly sweet mouthfeel
I suppose the lightly bitter and cooling sweet must be a standard sheng note that keeps reminding me of mint
The aftertaste sits in your mouth for quite a while and is pleasant. Other than that, I’m not sure I’m convinced on spending the money for a full cake of this.
Later infusions, wet leaves have a woody sweet note
Flavors: Bitter, Mint, Sweet, Wood