I decide to start my day with a Pu-erh and Nannuoshan 2013, a Mao Cha which seems very appropriate.
I am first impressed by the swollen and the green and brown colours of these long folded leaves .
Let’s leave these beautiful leaves unfold in their bath at 100 ° C.
They unfold perfectly in less than 4 minutes and also reveal their bright green and an incredible length.
This is a spring tea , a Mao Cha is a form of Pu-erh loose leaf, uncompressed cake , which accelerates the aging process.Mao Cha is the stage preceding the compression of the leaves to make a cake.
The liquor is an extremely pale yellow , almost transparent.
Regarding the taste, this Pu-erh is excellent,the liquor is lively , refreshing, fruity. I detect hints of plum and apricot. I have not noticed a strong astringency , just a small touch that accompanies all the tasting, from the beginning to the after taste and brings an undeniable personality to this pretty Pu-erh . I love it.
Gabriele thank you for this beautiful selection.
You can see pics of the dark green leaves here : https://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/nannuoshan-2013-mao-cha-nannuoshan/