This tea I got from China, and it had a very bad paper taste at first. In several months it became tasty. It was changing all the time, depending on storage and weather conditions. First half a year in my room I had to make at least 5 steeps to get a decent taste, now it goes well after 2 rinses. Storage conditions is everything for aging puerh.
The small tuocha was a 100g bird’s nest. Very compressed, dark and dry. One teapot produce about 20 steeps of this tea.
Now the taste is great and deep. It mostly in apricot tone, but with many rich undertones of earth, peanuts and some moderate sweetness. Now when winter finally came to Israel, it tastes not so sweet as before, but more elegant and roasted. Interesting how it changes each couple of days.
Remember to give a pu-erh tea to breath after shipping arrives, this is just crucial to get a good taste of it. Several weeks in open package will do well, then store it in some ceramic jar, not tightly closed
Aged puerh is great, it lives a life of its own.