This is a lovely simple sheng with flavors of spring. Little to no bitterness or drying. Smells like chamomile and fresh hay. Tastes very light, honey, wildflowers, a bit of a toastiness reminiscent of genmaicha. Very good for easy sipping and to introduce people new to puerh. Curious to see if this tea would age - I suspect the flavors might be too delicate.
Sometimes cakes can be a let down, this one was not. It’s a really good tea.
I really enjoyed having the opportunity to try this Taiwanese sheng. I'm not a huge fan of sheng with a heavy punch so I mainly stick to yi wus and this hits a lot of the gentle notes that are a bit harder to distinguish in heavy hitters. It reminds me a lot of a good huang pian which I adore. I used 9g/130mL, flash steeps had 0 bitterness so I pushed it to 20 seconds steeps, bitterness started appearing at around 15-20 seconds but didn't end up overpowering the subtle flavors much at all, it has a very gentle bitterness that accentuates rather than overpowers. If you are new to puerh i can't recommend this enough as it can help establish an acquired taste without drinking something that knocks your shoes off.