2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Early Spring Yi Wu" Raw Pu-erh tea cake

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Pu-erh Tea
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Anise, Astringent, Cut grass, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Tobacco, Umami
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 4 oz / 118 ml

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Our first raw production release for 2012! First flush of spring material from Yi Bi and Lou Shui Dong blended together in equal parts. Entirely no-spray tea leaves picked from 60 to 80 year old un-tended bushes and expertly processed by hand.

Classic Yi Wu taste with a nice balanced full mouth-feel, thick soupy tea liquor and room filling aroma!

120 kilograms in total produced.
Pressed with 40 kilogram stone press
7 cakes per bamboo tong (7 × 250 grams)

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An amazingly good Yi Wu tea for the price… blows the 2011 Chawangpu Yiwu Zheng Shan Xiao Bing Cha out of the water!!! Not as good as the much more expensive 2012 YS Xi Kong!

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I just ordered this from Yunnansourcing.com – very excited to try it :)

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Something exquisite about this. Reminds me of early spring mornings, fresh dew on freshly cut grass. There is a serious spring mist flavor to this Sheng. The name is really well suited. For such a young tea, the mouthfeel is like drinking clouds. I brewed this in my purple yixing, and after about the third infusion (at 15 seconds) the mao cha really opened up, and gave a full umami feel. The viscous of this tea is sharp, full bodied, but not overly bitterly thick. The astringency is pleasant, and gives a sweet/slightly anise bitter aftertaste. This tea is full of Chi, and I felt very energetic but not giddery, (and without a stomach ache, which some young sheng-cha tend to give after long sessions) for several hours after finishing my gongfu session of this bingcha. One of the best “tea drunk” sensations I’ve had in quite a while. This almost reminded me of a good fukamushi sencha.

Flavors: Anise, Astringent, Cut grass, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Tobacco, Umami

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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