I am just starting my journey into pu'er, but I can confidently say this one is a keeper that I will be returning to again and again. Surprisingly mellow and easy to drink. Enjoyable and relaxing.
I love the shou pu-erh. It is a rich red color and has a fabulous mellow taste. It can be enjoyed in the morning or evening. It is delicate and delicious!
I enjoy this as an everyday, after work tea, and I can’t say enough about it. It clears the labors and extends my day anew.
I have a brick of this and brewed some for friends. They enjoyed it a lot. Leo had one more in stock and my friends were interested, but I bought it out from under them. Timing was important, and Leo had my order packaged and shipped the same day I placed it. Because of this efficiency, I was able to give this tea to my friends as a housewarming gift. Happy ending!
What's so amazing about this Red Cliff shou? The rinse is pretty dark, which is a good hint what you're in for... It gets progressively darker after this. Individual perception of taste varies widely. I get woodsy and dank, with a slightly sweet aftertaste. My friends get a hint of dark chocolate. It's a very relaxing tea, and really good during (and after) a meal with red meat (I especially like it after a steak with grilled onions, but it also stands up really well to lamb vindaloo).
I never thought I would like a Pu-erh after my first experience with one but this tea changed that. I really enjoy having this tea in the late afternoon or evening and it definitely makes you feel relaxed and calm...so don’t plan on getting anything done for awhile LOL!