Thank you Ashmanra for this generous sample. I was going to wait until Monday and do a two day marathon with this, however I had cheese dip this morning and Mexican for lunch. My gut hurts now (duh) and I need this, so perfect timing. I will do a marathon later.
A raw green puerh. Except for the rose toucha from Teavivre that I loved, loved, loved, I much prefer green over ripe. It is not as in your face. The loose leaf is long and slightly twisted. A bit hard to measure with a spoon. I finally just judged how it looked in the bottom of the press. I did not do a wash. Steeped 1 minute with 180F water. The wet leaf smells of celery and hay. Fresh and green. Appears darker and thicker in the cup than the other green puerhs I have tried.
This has a bolder flavor than I was expecting. Fresh, green , mushroom, and light earthiness. There is no bitterness and nothing foul tasting (for puerh, lol). It took a moment to adjust to the bolder flavor but once I did I must say I like this. It has the sticky lip feel of other greens I’ve liked. Ashmanra told me it was a bit minty. I am not really getting that taste the way I prepared it, (cool water short steeps) but I get what she is saying as it does make the side of the tongue tingle and leaves a cooling effect to my breath. Had time for three cups this afternoon. It was still going strong when I stopped.