2011 EoT Nannuo Puerh Tea
This year we selected a different village from previous years and arranged the processing of the fresh leaves ourselves. These leaves come from 4-500 year old trees, growing naturally near Douyizhai, the highest village on Nannuo mountain. The trees were left for 5 years unpicked and were picked last year for the first time. We supervised (and helped with) the picking of the leaves and brought the fresh leaves off the mountain to process by hand.
The flavour is thick and pure. Upon drinking the hint of kuwei (pleasant bitterness) transforms quickly in the mouth to leave a long lasting huigan (sweet aftertaste) that coats the mouth and throat. This tea is very elegant, cooling and active in the mouth, with enough strength to age well.