Rice Pollen Green Puerh Cake

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Tea: Rice Pollen Green Puerh Cake
Merchant: Pure Puer Tea
Origin: Feng Qing, China, processed Wenlong Factory
Leaf Characteristics: large leaf, pressed as puerh cake
Varietal/Type: large leaf yunnan
Flavor Profile: smooth, clean, grassy, smokey
Plucking Season: Fall, 2006
Steeping Suggestions: 1 tbs. steeped for 10-30 seconds in gaiwan, yixing teapot or ceramic teapot @185ºF

Description: In the frosty Autumn after the rice flowers have bloomed in Feng Qing, the leaves are harvested from old and ancient trees. The flower pollen dusts the trees, giving the tea a clean, rich aroma. The tea has a golden-yellow color, a smooth, slightly bitter flavor with a sweet aftertaste. This cake is excellent for aging and collecting.

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Puerhs are still something I’m learning to like. I’ve had some that were awesome, and some that I absolutely HATED.

Trying this one, I think I’m going to have to explore the green puerhs more – it had an amazing depth of character without that occasionally overpowering leathery or earthy taste. It was flavorful while being mellow, and tasty without overpowering.

This tea could also do more steeps than I could drink.

Good stuff.

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