this is only the second pu erh i've tried, and to me it seemed a bit, well bland
Maybe my taste buds are not so refined, but on the two times i've tried it, it was not harsh or smokey, but it wasn't very flavorful either. It reminded me mostly of watered-down dish soap, slightly flowery but mostly like hay or earwax. Not much sweetness in this cake. The viscosity was a bit too much for me as well, adding to the dish soap feel.
In comparison with the '05 MengHai 7542 sample I tried, which started out somewhat smokey and harsh, but after 4 or 5 infusions was very deep, sweet, and aromatic, the only thing the Keyixing has on the 7542 is no initial harshness.
I wouldn't buy this whole cake.
I've still got a little less than 1 pots worth of sample left, could someone tell me what they like about this cake so I can try tasting for it?
also-sorry for reviving such an old topic