I never thought I’d rate a shu pu’erh so high, but this is unbelievable. One of the most sip-able, addictive teas I’ve had in a long time. Dark as coffee, tastes like milk chocolate, smooth as silk. Amazing, simply amazing. (Disclosure: I have a business relationship with Phoenix Tea Shop…this tea is still amazing, though.)
Mini Tea Brick (Long Run 2009 Pu'erh) Cooked
This is a wonderfully sweet fang cha pu’er brick, tightly packed and dense. Produced in 2009 this shou (cooked) cake looks as nice as it tastes.
LongRun tea’s description:On May 18, 2009, LongRun Tea was successfully listed onto Hong Kong Stock Exchange (code: 2898.HK). LongRun has become the first listed tea company among the 70,000 tea enterprises in China. LongRun makes tea with the experience of medicine manufacturing, and is devoted to build the first brand of Chinese tea. 2898 Mini Tea Brick is named to commemorate the listed stock code “2989”. This tea was made from good-quality fresh tea leaves with traditional refining process. It has rectangular shape, intact leaves, brown color and pure smell. The tea is shining red, and tastes slightly sweet, smooth and mellow.
recommended brew temp: 212°F (full boil)
recommended steeping time: 1-4 minutes
origin: Yunnan, China