I brewed this sample up in the Yixing with boiling water and a rinse. The first cup after a short steep was gentle with a red liquor. The second and much longer steep yielded a powerful dark red-brown liquor. This like most of the Pu-erhs I’ve had this is strong and will yield multiple steepings. Well I have to work today so I will not have the extended trip through Pu-erhville. Do I like it? Yes.
2005 Big Leaf Pu'er
Taste- smooth, rich, earthy. Smell- fresh, of nature. This ‘05 is cooked or more accurately fermented. During the process the leaves are wetted and the natural organisms are allowed to thrive. It’s said that Pu’er cakes composed of big leaves age better because of inherent depth of flavor in the big leaves. This is in contrast to cakes made of small, tippy leaves which have a much richer flavor in their earlier years.