this tea looks waaaaay too dark to be a 2015. so confused.,
“this tea looks waaaaay too dark to be a 2015. so confused.,” Read full tasting note
“I got a sample of this and ended up having 3 sessions with it before running out :( I’ve never tasted Misty Peak before so I was incredibly curious as to what it tasted like. I mean, just look at...” Read full tasting note
“This was a fantastic pu’er, my first REAL brewing of sheng. Unfortunately, I started with much hotter water than was recommended, and I paid for it with bracing astringency in the early steeps and...” Read full tasting note
This tea was picked in the Spring of 2015 from trees planted in the 1800’s. Being that it is hand-picked from old trees, instead of bushes like most teas, the flavors are very bold and sweet and smoother than one can imagine. One will notice floral notes that leave the mouth feeling very wet and the body uplifted, just like Spring. Spring harvest is the prized harvest of the year for its aging capabilities and sweet flavor notes.
Misty Peak Teas offers the world's oldest tea, Pu'er, as it never has been before. We connect the tea drinker with the tea farmer; allowing each person a chance to understand the many benefits and interests in this timeless leaf, as it was thousands of years ago. Misty Peak Teas is dedicated to providing the highest quality while allowing the farmer a fair value for their crop and the world a chance to enjoy an incredible pure tea.
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I got a sample of this and ended up having 3 sessions with it before running out :(
I’ve never tasted Misty Peak before so I was incredibly curious as to what it tasted like. I mean, just look at it! It’s in the shape of two mountains! What a beautiful presentation.
The very first thing I noticed was the taste of cream this tea had. It had a faint buttery taste that was mouthwatering. As I continued my session with it floral notes opened up and made their-self present. It was a nice melody and a very soft and calming mixture. It had a very refreshing taste that lated through out my session with it.
Overall, I’d buy more of this tea. I would have to save up quite a bit for it, but it would be worth it. I can’t wait to keep exploring with Misty Peaks!
Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Floral, Flowers, Sweet
This was a fantastic pu’er, my first REAL brewing of sheng. Unfortunately, I started with much hotter water than was recommended, and I paid for it with bracing astringency in the early steeps and relatively few steeps. Once the astringency calmed down, I was greeted with an intensely sweet and fruity tea. The huigan lasted forever, and the flavors hovered between plum and apricot. Wonderful feeling from this tea, too, nicely euphoric, with a little silliness. I may revise the rating after getting a proper temperature steeping from the beginning, because the early bitterness, while pleasant, overwhelmed the rather more pleasant stone fruit flavors.
I wrote a lot more, and it’s not really conducive to being copied! For the full review, see http://writing.drab-makyo.com/posts/tasting/2016/03/22/misty-peaks-spring-mountain-2015-puer/
Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Plums