2007 Licang Wild Arbor pu-erh, loose leaves (raw)
When I tried this tea on my last trip to China at a tea tasting, I was blown away by the intense cha qi that the infusion held. To me, this tea is extremely “physical” in its experience already and will improve along these lines with age quite nicely. The leaves are all large, young spring harvest leaves. The flavour is rather gentle and lacks almost all of the bitterness that many young sheng pu-erhs display.
Composed of large, young leaves and buds from the spring harvest, this raw pu-erh has a strong cha qi and a mellow, very pleasant flavour. Great now, but with aging potential.
Leaves: 5 tsp
Steep: 20-40 sec.
Temp: 95 C