A very special tea. The first steeps start with the characteristic gaba aroma’s. The further you get into your session the more special it becomes. A deep intense taste of dark fruit, cookies and the minty aftertaste of the ruby #18 cultivar. You also get a slight scent of whiskey aged on wooden barrels. A must try! Especially when you do it kung fu style with short steeps.
I prefer the Sun Moon Ruby 18 black for drinking now. The Ruby GAPU cake seems to need time to age, hopefully this helps. I expected it would need some time, that is part of the fun of investing in a press cake.
A high quality tea that I am really enjoying. If you like Ruby #18 and sheng puer you'll love this unique combination. I drink alot of Yunnan sheng puer and the sweetness of this cake is a nice contrast.