2000 Jin Cha from Xia Guan (Tibetan Mushroom pu erh)
This is a really very fine “Jin Cha” or “Tight Tea”. Aged about ten years, this “Tibetan mushroom” pu erh has clear, crisp flavours and a broad fullness. The lushness of it fills the mouth. It has a very bright and buoyant energy to it: a feeling which rises up within you. It is delightfully uplifting and positive. This tea is an excellent example of why we choose to market primarily Sheng 生 or “live” pu erh teas at Cloudwalker. The reason for this is that the vibrancy (or energy) of sheng teas far surpasses that of the Shou 熟 (or “cooked”) variety. It is precisely for this reason that sheng tea is so highly valued in the hearts and minds of tea enthusiasts. To drink a fine Sheng Pu Erh tea is truly to imbibe the essence of life. Enjoy!