2017 EoT Wuliang Wild

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Fruity, Bitter, Sweet
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80 oz / 2365 ml

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  • “delicious stuff. Lovely ‘wild’ fruit taste, with less bitterness than others I have had from around this area. A hint of steamed darkened fruity leaf in there. It just goes and goes with limited...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Three sessions with this tea: Session 1: Leafed the first bit of my sample into my gaiwan. Through the first few steeps, I noticed a hint of smokiness. Thankfully, this transformed into a mellow...” Read full tasting note
    85
  • “Mellow, multifaceted profile, light and fresh with an undeniable wild origin, this tea is lighter than its 2016 version (Tea Club only) and more similar to the 2017 Secret Forest Wild: A tame and...” Read full tasting note
    85

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From the same mountain as our “Wuliang H Ancient Tree” puerh, which is made from cultivated trees, this tea is made from very old wild trees growing in the forest. The wild trees in this area are huge – often 8 metres high and needing two people to wrap their arms around the trunk. It tends to be the women in the village who go to pick them as great skill and dexterity is needed to climb the tall, straight trunks.
We were able to buy a little of this tea last year for our Puerh tea club members. It was one of our personal favourites from last year and we asked a farmer there if he could make some more – we’d happily buy as much as they were able to gather. For people there, gathering wild tea is not a high priority – most families have their own tea gardens to pick and process & picking these huge wild trees is much harder work. Happily, he agreed, and with the help of members of his extended family, they were able to gather a bit more tea for us this Spring.
In Yunnan, local people often distinguish between 甜野 (Sweet Wild) and 苦野 (Bitter Wild) when talking about wild tea. I’m not quite sure how this translates into our western scientific nomenclature for tea varietals. This type of wild tea is known as sweet wild. There is a little bitter backbone giving strength to the tea, but it is more sweet and rich than bitter varietals.
For me, the highlight of this tea is the Qi. This strong energy is easily apparent in the tea right from the beginning. In the mouth, it’s thick and rich with honey tones and very smooth.

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3 Tasting Notes

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338 tasting notes

delicious stuff. Lovely ‘wild’ fruit taste, with less bitterness than others I have had from around this area. A hint of steamed darkened fruity leaf in there.

It just goes and goes with limited change to the taste of the steeps. Robust good leaf. Soft gummy plump mouthfeel and more candy huigan. So good :)

Flavors: Fruity

Sqt

It’s like nature’s own haribo :)
If it just had a bit more of a punch to it I would get a tong.

Rasseru

oh man, these wild teas are gorgeous but soft arent they. I like them brewed with power & sometimes chop and change to benefit from the strength of one sheng then the fruit of wilds

Sqt

I’ve been considering blending one of them with something that with a little bit more power, but that might overwhelm all those delicate notes.

Rasseru

good idea, I might try that too

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Three sessions with this tea:
Session 1: Leafed the first bit of my sample into my gaiwan. Through the first few steeps, I noticed a hint of smokiness. Thankfully, this transformed into a mellow sweetness with the fourth or fifth steep.
Session 2: No hint of smoke. Enjoying the mellow sweetness and lingering cooling on the tongue from the first brew.
Session 3: Same as the second.

I suspect I had a leaf or two that spent a little too much time on the pan with my first session. The second and third sessions with this tea were enough to convince me that I needed to pick up a cake…or two.

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Mellow, multifaceted profile, light and fresh with an undeniable wild origin, this tea is lighter than its 2016 version (Tea Club only) and more similar to the 2017 Secret Forest Wild: A tame and calm wild Sheng.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2017-wuliang-wild-eot

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Sweet

Preparation
8 tsp 80 OZ / 2365 ML

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