“trying yet again. i am surprised this round. the tea is actually picking up a little base notes. i never thought it would happen. strong after taste. but still a light tea.” Read full tasting note
“It was hot as hades today, with nearly 100% humidity, and it rained on and off. I spent most of the day making trips back and forth between my storage unit and my house, prepping for a coming yard...” Read full tasting note
“From the Sheng Olympics. Tip of the cap to Liquid Proust for putting it together. This is just the type of tea I love: fairly complex but not too heavy or bitter. I liked this immediately. ...” Read full tasting note
Bai Ying Shan, or White Warbler Mountain, is a remote high altitude tea growing region in Lincang Prefecture. This mountain has more than 10 unique varietals of camellia sinensis. The material in this tea is composed entirely from one ancient tree varietal called ‘dabaiyakou’ which means ‘big white buds’ . The picking and processing of this tea is 100% done by hand.
We chose to call this puerh "Whispering Sunshine". The tea gardens in Bai Ying Shan are the highest elevation that we source tea from. Grown above 2200m (7200 feet or 1.3 miles) we imagined these tea trees were close enough to hear the gentle voice of the Sun. The Sun plays a critical role through the entire lifespan of puerh tea from growing the trees to drying the leaf. Puerh is defined by the sun drying stage. If it isn’t sun dried, it isn’t puerh. This puerh has been direct sun dried for 2 days.
This puerh is similar in profile to "Hidden Song" with more body. It is sweet and vegetal with a note of lemongrass and a hint of tobacco. The aroma is more floral and the energy is strong. The bitterness and astringency are just enough to keep you interested. Listen close and hear the Sun whispering to you through this tea. There is a lot to tell.
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