Many thanks to Salsero for this tea.
I have had this tea sitting in my puerh humidor for some time now, and I think it's about time I tried it.
5g in a 75ml pot, rinse, 15s, 15s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 45s, 60s.
The leaves right off the cake don't have much smell, but when placed in the heated pot, it releases an earthy smell. I smelled the pot before the leaves went in, and it didn't have any tea smell, so it's not from the pot. I also tried made this tea with leaves loose in the wrapper in a gaiwan, and i had the same aroma. I have had the tea in a humidor at 70% for a few weeks, but can it actually accelerate it enough to create that smell?
Rinsing the leaves brings out a different aroma, but didn't really tell much about the actual tea. The tea turned out to be very floral, and slightly fruity. It started developing some woody notes, peach (like dancong) and some butter. It leaves a good aftertaste.
Very nice now, but I look forward to what this will change into.
I have an update about the '01 yinhao tuocha. I wet stored it for a while to see if it will change at all, and it went stale today. Either I did something wrong, or it's not puerh.