Gaaaaaaah, Summer head cold.
That’s the last time I shake hands with a child.
Fighting back the congestion with pu-erh.
I can’t taste anything, sadly.
And I have to chant a vespers service this evening alone.
“Gaaaaaaah, Summer head cold. That's the last time I shake hands with a child. Fighting back the congestion with pu-erh. I can't taste anything, sadly. And I have to chant a vespers...” Read full tasting note
“...if one follows the tradition of Chinese tea drinkers then all leaves have to be washed before the actual infusions. That simply means that the fist brew gets disposed. This first brew suppose to...” Read full tasting note
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This tea is a 2008 vintage green pu-erh from the Yunnan province. The cake is produced by steaming and compressing dried green (unfermented) pu-erh leaves. The tea is wrapped in cotton paper and bamboo and aged until now (late 2011).
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…if one follows the tradition of Chinese tea drinkers then all leaves have to be washed before the actual infusions. That simply means that the fist brew gets disposed. This first brew suppose to wash out the dust, open or pre-soak the leaves and start to develop their flavors.
The color of this tea could be compared to a rich single malt whiskey.
Color: golden, bronze. Very appealing to the eye…
Nose: sharp, fruity, slight bitterness in the end (…fresh cut grass)
Palate: clean, smoky, hints of soft,creamy sweetness such as butterscotch
Finish: aftertaste does not manage to stay very long. Bitter sweet with a pleasant,refreshing roughness.
A interesting, complex tea. Not very awakening though. Nice to drink in order to get through the day.