One 10 seconds rinse. 1st brew at 3:00 minutes: The soup is light, clear and gold in colour. Woody and earthy, this tea has a different tone than what I’m used to, the mix of the woody and earthy flavours gave rise to another taste that I can’t identify yet. It is more earthy than vegetal, like a forest with allot of trees and dirt. As a drink this tea, a honey flavour is progressively revealing itself.
Definitely sweeter as the tea cool down. The earthy flavours seem to diminish but the honey is getting stronger. As a drink it, all the flavours are merging together and about the same strength. Last sip has an earthy chocolate taste.
2nd brew 4:00 minutes: Earthy flavours are more pronounced than the first brew, starting to be a little bit bitter. After a few sip, it is earthy, bitter and slightly honey. Then, the honey notes are gone changing into a medium smokiness bitterness flavour.
3rd brew 4:45 minutes: Definitely smokey and earthy, at this point it is very dry. It started mellow, then it increased in dryness over many stepping.
I think, this one has more caffeine than the others puer that I had drink from my collection.
Let’s get out and bring out our bikes in this forest trail…we may found something interesting and comforting or we may disappear for a while.
Is it like a kind of “middle puer tea?” meaning something between a sheng and a ripe puer? Perhaps!
WATER USED: Nestle Pure Life
Flavors: Bitter, Chocolate, Dirt, Earth, Forest Floor, Honey, Smoke, Wood