A review of Xingyang 2007 Shu Puer by Verdant Tea
Company: Verdant Tea
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf:
Water temperature: 196 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes
Note: I wanted to finish off this pu-er and I am not sure why. Anyhow, I take the remainder of the Xingyang in my mug and add the boiling water over it. I cover it for five minutes.
When the time elapses, I remove the cover and I find the tea’s color to be that raisin/prune color I had described before. It is the color that comes to mind; another might say darken amber, etc. At first there is this earthy aroma to the tea, but after a few seconds of immersion in the air, one can start to inhale the vapor of cinnamon and yes that soaking or prunes/raisin in the cup and a slight buttery residue that is left on the palette.