Wow, this has changed a bit over the last 3 months. Still a bit astringent, it has integrated its flavors nicely and now has a nice floral note to go with its green flavors. It is beginning to develop some depth. Good stuff.
2011 Yunnan Sourcing “Chen Yun Yuan Cha” Wild Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea cake
“Chen Yun Yuan Cha” (陈韵圆茶) means “Aged Rhyme Round Tea”. This lovely tea cake is composed entirely from Spring 2008 sun-dried material from two different areas of Lincang. The “mao cha” was aged in Dali town since 2008, and during that time mellowed nicely. The strong astringency of it’s youth has dissipated slightly, leaving the drinker to enjoy, sweetness, pungent cha qi, and some hints of flower aroma.
This tea being stored as mao cha in a relatively mild and dry climate will allow it to continue age and develop over the years. A few months after pressing it will change quite dramatically as the water vapor taste (from steam pressing) dissipates.
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
Spring 2008 material, May 2011 pressing
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