This is another cake from Puerhshop. It is noted as being fall harvest wild arbor dry stored. The cake itself looks very nice, loosely compressed and dark.
I have been at this one a few times at it is starting to loose its round shape. I easily remove a good bunch of intact leaves with minimum use of the pick. They hold a golden brown color, giving signs of age.
The first infusions bring an aroma of honey and mushrooms. The liquor is quite dark orange, even with very short infusions, giving me the impression of not being pure dry storage? or is it the fall harvest?
As I take a sip I think man is this smooth. It has very mellow sweet mushroom and woody flavor with bit of maybe maple syrup in the aftertaste. It fills the mouth with a smooth velvety texture. The infusions darken a bit but dont hold as much as I would like, thinning out after maybe 8 infusions. It is a very smooth classic yiwu tea with almost ten years, good and simple. As with most fall harvest. I enjoy the first infusions greatly but am left wanting more. I push the brewing time and pull a few more cups. This is another great everyday drinker. I enjoy it but would not get more than one.
The spent leaves are very dark and a bit broken large leaf, with many stems. Maybe next time I will use more leaf.to get more infusions. It does give me a very pronounced mind focusing effect from the chi. It sends me out to practice some nei kung internal deep breathing in the cool evening air, refreshing my spirit.