1990s "Green Mark" Sheng Pu-erh

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Musty, Sweet, Thick, Wood
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 2 oz / 60 ml

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  • “The first view associations which came into my mind were very wet stony & medicinal TCM.The aroma in its dry stage is totally different as from the actual wet leaves.At first the scent is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I got a sample of this one from a teafriend during our Secret Santea exchange. It was a very tasty one! The leaves had a complex aroma – I noted a bit of humid storage scent over floral, slight...” Read full tasting note

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Green Mark Bing Cha is the one of few teas I really love and want to have in my offer. On the wrapper there is almost no information. Producer used the CNNP trademark wrapper but I am sure tea comes from smaller, private producer. No information about the vintage, cause before 2000 most of pu-erh cha had no such information on the wrappers. Green Mark was bought in Hong Hong (natural storage) by a taiwanese vendor 15 years ago, and the rest of the time tea spent in dry warehouse in the southern Taiwan. My vendor claims it was produced in the late 1990s. The storage is the key to success! This taste and smell so clean, delicate and smooth! No muddy notes! Pretty leaves with quite big amount of buds bring delicous liqour full of mineral and honey-like notes with hints of fresh walnut bitterness. The aftertaste is pure and sweet! This tea is old, but has some young power!

Origin: Yunnan, China.

Vintage: 1990s

Cultivar: Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica

Age of trees: unknown, but the taste and leaf apperance shows us that it can be old trees.

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The first view associations which came into my mind were very wet stony & medicinal TCM.The aroma in its dry stage is totally different as from the actual wet leaves.At first the scent is strong in its wet HK storage with all the funky moldy basement aspects but then those wet leaves oh my god they scent like pu heaven.This Sheng is packed with so many breath taking moments.This unbelievable pleasant medicinal scent are following delicious layers of eucalyptus and licorice.It really reminds me a bit of a perfectly balanced Shou with all its dark aspects.

Taste and bouquet-wise those two go more or less hand in hand.It comes all together the fallen leave basement stoniness, the TCM herbal medicine and those lovely eucalyptus & licorice nuances plus new fine spicy hints of caraway and anise.The liquor is very creamy and thick with a certain ripe fruity sweetness to it like over ripened pears with a thick skin.This is a very relaxing tea and also cooling with a nice tingling in your front cheek section – the same with the tongue.It’s not like the body actual feels chilled more like the brain.With the sweetness comes a very subtle hint of raisins and figs but just like a fast fading breeze.This Pu got such a unique natural sweetness to it like if the tea was cooked with dried dates inside the water.This wet storage aspect with the hint of those ripe pear skin stays quite persistently long within your mouth.

The actual thickness and this medicinal sweet liquor isn’t changing that much while it stays strong and full bodied for a very long time with all it’s diversity complex flavors and bouquet.A perfect example of a well aged & masterfully composed Sheng a la HK style without an unpleasant wet storage note to it.

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I got a sample of this one from a teafriend during our Secret Santea exchange. It was a very tasty one! The leaves had a complex aroma – I noted a bit of humid storage scent over floral, slight leather, cocoa, cinnamon, sweet bread, moss, and a bit of nuttiness.

The flavor was a little bit more straightforward. I was impressed by the way this tea seems obviously aged, but has still kept some youthful character. It was more bitter than I would expect in a tea of this age, though it was a clean and pleasant bitterness. The tea was active on the tip of my tongue. It had a rounded woody taste – thick and pleasantly musty with a good bit of woodiness. Finish was sweet with some of the sweet bread notes I smelled in the leaf earlier.

A really good tea, and one I’m glad I got to sample!

Flavors: Bitter, Musty, Sweet, Thick, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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