Layered depth and complexity, roasted flint and woody peat, Soma is a profoundly well-balanced aged sheng pu'er. The Qi rises gently and warms the chest, moving to the exterior of the body, enlivening yet not stimulating. The body is subtly astringent and mildly dry between steepings. Soma is loaded with flavor and brews patiently for a long time. The thicker, sweeter brew is likely due to the abundance of buds in the cake. This is a wonderful addition to any collection of 90's pu'er.