Ancient Sheng Pu-erh Saiqing Ya Tuo Cha, Vintage 2005, Organic & Fair Trade Pu-erh Tea
This compressed Green Pu-erh is made with top grade, sun-dried buds from Yunnan’s antique tea trees. Its flavor is mildly sweet with nuances of white tea, and smooth with notes of honey, persimmon and sugary dates. This vintage can be infused many times. After the first few infusions, the Tuo Cha slowly unfurls to deliver its unique flavor and color.
updated- We’ve been maturing Ya Tuo Cha for more than four years. It was harvested during late March of 2005 from Jingmai Mangjing’s antique tea trees. This tea is made with 100% buds, giving it a unique sweetness and fruity flavor not found in other grades of Sheng Pu-erh. Its flavor is sweet and fruity with a floral aroma and nuance of white tea. The first clear amber infusions give way to brilliant, deep and clear red infusions that are full of flavor and wonderful energy. Its smooth mouthfeel suggests honey and lingers on the palate with notes of Chinese red date and persimmon. This vintage can and should be infused many times.