Twice now I’ve had the wonderful experience of tasting this Sheng puer, another sample sent from TeaVivre. Both times I’ve been very pleased with the result. This tea held a special interest for me since I’ve visited tea factories in Fengqing before, but never one that produced Puer. The city is known mainly for its Hong Cha (black tea).

The aroma of the orange infusions was deeper than I expected, bringing to mind oak more than the cedar scent that I often find with young and middle-aged Sheng (I consider any Sheng Puer less than 5 years old to be “young”, and more than 10 years to be “old”). This was the first sign that I was getting a tasty cup.

Starting with about a 10-second infusion, the flavor was very smooth and round with more of that oak character. It had a dryness to it that pervaded the mouth, but it was a pleasant dryness, akin to the feeling of a Bordeaux wine. The taste reminded me actually of another one of my favorite Sheng cakes, coincidentally from the same year: the 2006 Lao Shu Bing Cha from Dobra Tea (alas, no longer available in that year).

Check out my full review here: http://someteawith.me/2013/12/06/2006-fengqing-sheng-tuocha-puer/

TeaVivre

Yes, Fengqing is the hometown of Yunnan black tea, it is known mainly for its black tea, has provided good materials for tea producers for long times. And in the area of Yunnan, Fengqign County in Lincang City is one of the most featured places of producing Puerh.

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TeaVivre

Yes, Fengqing is the hometown of Yunnan black tea, it is known mainly for its black tea, has provided good materials for tea producers for long times. And in the area of Yunnan, Fengqign County in Lincang City is one of the most featured places of producing Puerh.

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