Well, what can I say... interesting!
I tried this Puerh
from Imperial Tea Court. Arrived vacuum-sealed. Must be a shu, and loose, altho I think it was decent, for what it was... whatever that means.
2 teaspoons to abt 10 oz of water, rinsed for 30 seconds, first infusion 40 seconds, second infusion 2 minutes. The liquor was very dark and thick, almost like syrup.
Definite flavor of hay and slightly wood-ey, kind of camphor/menthol, but like camphor/menthol crossed with compost... really a bit too medicine-ish for my taste. The wet leaf looks like the rotting leaves on the bottom of the pile after you've raked them into a pile in your yard and then forgotten about it all winter, and the smell of the liquor was not pretty
I felt lightheaded after drinking this tea.... I think it is a mild intoxicant.
Anyway, another interesting phenomenon, on each infusion, after I'd drank about half the cup, I kept going to pour it out, but then going back to take another sip... and another... and another... actually drinking the liquor was a tad repulsive, but the taste was strangely compelling.
In any case, I think I prefer my Yunnan oxidized, but not aged... still I'm glad I tried it, and I may try a decent sheng at some point in the future.