39 Tasting Notes
Finished off the dusty remains of the bulk bag this morning – unsaleable from a visual perspective, but a lovely warm, sweet, hay nose and mildly edgy flavour owing to the crunched leaves. Can’t wait for the new pickings to arrive.
I used not to be a fan of raw puerh, but since I visited Yunnan and learned more about it, I’ve suddenly realised why I didn’t like it before… all the raw stuff you could get in the UK was really bad quality because we weren’t prepared to pay enough. But this is really tasty, with a smooth sweet flavour, edgy but not insecure, with a push on the finish and a long lingering flavour. A raw PuErh that doesn’t take the back of your throat off. I brewed this in a Bodum Assam 0.5L teapress and got 5 brews out of 3 grams of tea, so that’s about 6p per mug. Not bad, really!
Beats a Darjeeling any day in my view. Less bitter and a far more interesting flavour I reckon.
Second cup of the day…
Wakey wakey, brain…
Something great about peppermint for getting the brain back in gear. And I need it too… long day.
A friend of mine visited and wanted to try this so we had a pot or three. Not being my usual drink, I was reminded how enjoyable and refreshing the tea is, and particularly good with a pâté sandwich!
Hug in a mug. Mmmm.
Didn’t log the last 3 rebrews, but they were a real journey. Now happiness is complete (and the yunnan is in the compost bin – we put our tea leaves on the camellias in the garden.)