2005 Aged Pomelo Pu-erh-You Zi Cha
400-450g per piece. The shape, size and weigh is vary depends on different raw pomelo fruit.
Aged Pomelo Pu-erh is a special Pu-erh tea packed in a dried pomelo fruit skin. Pomelo is a type of citrus which dried skins are commonly use in china as medicine for fighting of a cold, sore throat or improves digestion.
1. Scooping out the flesh of the pomelo.
2. Stuffing the empty shell with selected ripe pu-erh tea raw material(already aged)
3. Steaming and compressing several times before being stored for ageing.
4. Tied with wire and gradually tightened as the fruit is slowly dried over the hearth.
During the processing and ageing, the fragrance of the pomelo mixed with pu-erh tea leaves gradually. This makes the taste of this tea has a hint of citrus.
When drinking, you can use the tea leaves inside and add a bit of the pomelo skin into the infusion.
The infused tea leaves might not good looking because the tea ball inside the pomelo skin is really solid and you need to break it into small pieces before drinking.
But the tea soup still in clear red(dark orange) colour, no tea dust.
The first sip gives a little bitter and sour feel in the mouth(like red wine). The aftertaste is mellow and sweet. The citrus fragrance mixed with earthy ripe pu-erh aroma makes this tea really special and interesting.
If you do not like the fishy smell of ripe tea before, maybe you could have a try of this tea. The dried pomelo skin cooperates well with pu-erh tea, especially after the long time storage.