2012 YUNNAN SOURCING "WU JIA ZHAI" WILD ARBOR RAW PU-ERH TEA CAKE

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Mineral, Pine, Thick, Tobacco
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Edit tea info Last updated by mrmopar
Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 3 oz / 88 ml

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  • “I just wanted to write this short review as an update on how some teas are responding to the pumidor. I first got this sample and the flavor intrigued me. It had a tobacco base but mainly tasted...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Breaking this out today. I picked off 10 grams and gave a wash. The leaf carries a touch of smoke in the aroma in the Gaiwan. I let it sit a few minutes before brewing. The brew is somewhere...” Read full tasting note
    mrmopar 278 tasting notes

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Wu Jia Zhai is small village in Yong De county of Lincang. Wu Jia Zhai is neighbor to Min Feng mountain and not far from Mang Fei and Zhu Peng Zhai. The tea trees from which this production was produced grow at 1900 meters and are between 80-100 years old.

As with teas from this area there is nice balance of bitterness and astringency, but I find this tea much smoother and closer in character to “gu shu”. The tea leaves themselves are dark olive green in color and quite stout. The size of the leaves are not huge but relatively large for first flush of spring Lincang high altitude tea.

One of the highest quality Yong De teas I’ve ever offered and sure to pique the interest of those who appreciate fine raw pu-erh.

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I just wanted to write this short review as an update on how some teas are responding to the pumidor. I first got this sample and the flavor intrigued me. It had a tobacco base but mainly tasted like spices and peppers. The best way to explain it is that it tasted like spilling every spice in your cupboard in some mole. I bought a couple cakes and when I tasted it, it still had the spicy flavor. According to my inventory app it says I bought the teas on February 7, 2013. Despite only having it for a month and a half a lot of change has taken place. The spicy, peppery flavors have mellowed out some and started turning into the underlying tobacco flavor. I don’t know if it’s because of being in the presence of other teas that aren’t “spicy” or just from sitting in the pumidor environment but it will be interesting to see how the other teas respond

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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278 tasting notes

Breaking this out today.
I picked off 10 grams and gave a wash. The leaf carries a touch of smoke in the aroma in the Gaiwan.
I let it sit a few minutes before brewing.
The brew is somewhere between dark green and light golden. I think it has aged a bit since I have had it.
The aroma of the brew almost has a mineral, wet rock note to it.
The first sips are the punchy tip of the tongue with a fair amount of bitter to it. There are some hints of mint and pine just for a second lingering around. There is a medium level of the tobacco note in there as well. The tea held in the front part of the mouth feels almost viscous. This is nice and strong without being too harsh as some young teas can be. I don’t mind the heavy bitter and tobacco up front but this isn’t a hard hitter as some.
The first three infusions have gone well and I shall continue.

Flavors: Bitter, Mineral, Pine, Thick, Tobacco

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML
Kirkoneill1988

i shall try this tea :)

Kirkoneill1988

out of stock :(

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