One of my first encounters with sheng tuo and I guess I couldn´t choose better. The taste is fruity, smooth, but still strong, especially when steeped longer. It has beautiful golden color and nice smell, resembles dry apricot. This is how I imagined good sheng for daily drinking could taste. I cannot rate excellent for not being able to compare much, so I need to leave space for bigger impression, but still, this tuo is absolutely worth trying.
2007 Yin Ya Tuo Cha
This raw tuo cha has a sweet cantaloupe flavor and aroma. A star pressed into the side adds a little flare. Yin Ya, which translates to “Silver Bud” is made from good quality tea Pu’er leaves and a high amount of silverish tea buds. It is ready for drinking but the quality will improve with further aging.
Brand & Factory : Jin Xiang, Chun Ming Tea Factory