The whole cake of this was offered at TeasWeLike and sold out very fast…
Dry leaves are an old woody sweet plum smell.
First infusion has a rich pungent woody sweet plumb and smoke onset. The initial taste is complex and nuanced powerful and elegant. A drier stickier mouthfeeling that pushes saliva to the front of the mouth and tongue tip. The finish is a pungent woody taste with an incense edge.
The second infusion has a vibrant complex and dense onset of flavours- woody pungent vibrant camphor flavor is the main one with some background smoke. There is a rich coco sweetness that emerges slowly. Nice strong alerting Qi. Drier but nicely saliva producing mouthfeeling. With a sweet coco plummy retuning taste. Strong Chest / Heart sensation.
3rd has a strong condensed flavor onset of woody pungent camphor vibrancy. There is a bit of background smoke and a mouthfeeling that is a bit drying but also a bit saliva producing. It stimulates the front of the mouth and a bit of the back of the mouth simultaneously. Nice vigorous energy boost. Qi felt pounding at the Heart.
4th infusion has a vibrant tingling pungent menthol woody sweet taste. The sweetness kind of pops in the form of saliva retuning over a dry sticky tongue and mouthfeeling. Strong waves of heat and energy wash over me in the mind and physically beating the chest and Heart. The finish is a pungent woody almost plum sweetness. The mouthfeeling is really stimulating and enjoyable.
5th has a condensed woody sour pungent tingling taste. More woody here with a sticky dry simulating mouthfeeling. Nice strong alerting Qi and chest pounding Heart beats.
6th has a rich syrupy condensed caramel oily woody onset with a slower to emerge mild smoke and some camphor woodiness some brown sugar in the finish with a rich woody taste. Nice mouth stimulation in this one. Strong Qi.
7th thick dense complex of woody pungency with rich syrupy sweetness the sweetness kind of pops with the returning saliva. The mouthfeeling is real nice with a front and back thing going on. Oily texture. Intense pressure of energy in the head and Heart beating.
8th Has a rich woody pungent bitter woody syrupy sweet onset with a thick balance of pungency, bitter, sweetness. Thick pop of syrupy coco sweetness. Nice saliva producing effects. Strong Qi sensation.
9th has a woody pungent coco plum sweetness with a more pronounced smoky nuance to it. The sweetness is rich and syrupy with a mouthwatering effect. Nice power.
10th has a smoky menthol like pungent sweet woody effect. Lots of interesting syrupy sort of coco and sort of plum sweetness. Strong saliva producing with a sticky dry mouthfeeling.
11th has a rich almost fruity plum with smoke underneath taste. Nice smoky plum coco woody taste. It still has lots of pungent cooling there as well. Strong powerful factory tea push and head rushing.
12th has a smoother almost creamy woody onset with a smoky backbone that develops into a cool menthol then to a smoky coco sweet finish. A bit more dry here with a bit less oily and saliva producing effect.
The next day I steep it a handful more times and it gives off some nice sweet smoky woody tastes.
This one is the most condensed and complex of the 7542 tasting set. I really enjoyed this cake a lot.
Ranking of the 7542 cakes at Teas We Like…
4- 101 (I liked Liquid Proust dry stored a bit better than Teas We Like Natural Taiwanese stored)