2013 Yi Shan Lao Zhai Gu Shu Raw Pu-erh tea of Jinggu

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Butter, Creamy, Floral, Smoke, Sweet
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “Go this on my last order to try as Jinggu teas can be quite good. I broke out 10 grams and went with the gaiwan to brew with. I gave it a quick rinse and let it sit a few minutes to open up. I saw...” Read full tasting note
  • “When I opened this sample , it was a nice sized chunk of the tea cake, in shades of olive, gray, & wood. The dry aroma is that of grass, a day or so after you’ve mowed it. It has a nice green...” Read full tasting note

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Lao Zhai or “Old Village” is a small village near Ku Zhu mountain in Jinggu county of Simao. Lao Zhai is home to many old tea trees and sits on gently sloping south section of Ku Zhu mountain. This production is made from first flush of Spring 2013 and is entirely from Lao Zhai old tea trees which range in age from 80 to 200 years old. It’s naturally grown and harvested without the aid of chemical fertlizers or pesticides. The tea is lovely and thick with a mushroom character and little to no smokiness present. Brewed leaves are thick and stout with dark-olive green color.

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Go this on my last order to try as Jinggu teas can be quite good.
I broke out 10 grams and went with the gaiwan to brew with. I gave it a quick rinse and let it sit a few minutes to open up. I saw a recent post someone else had reflected on their way of letting the tea breathe before brewing fully. It is said to akin to opening a bottle of wine to breathe before you pour it. I think it works for puerh as well.
The tea, it brew up nicely aromatic with a nice golden yellow hue to it. Very clear in the cup. It is semi-thick with some bitterness at first. Just a whisp of the smoke is left in this and not really noticeable till after the swallow. It gives some buttery, salty creamy notes and seems to be active and stimulating. The notes of wet hay and floral are in there as well.
An interesting one and not bad for the price it is offered at. The leaf material can be seen opening up after a few infusions. Nice size some displaying a leaf and a bud on a stem in there. Nice pungent and pretty tasty. A nice sweetness in here as well.

Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Floral, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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When I opened this sample , it was a nice sized chunk of the tea cake, in shades of olive, gray, & wood. The dry aroma is that of grass, a day or so after you’ve mowed it.
It has a nice green fresh kind of scent.
The early steepings gave up a light wheat bread taste. The aroma of the wet leaf in my yixing smelled sweet, tart, & juicy, with a the promise of things to come.
Over the course of the evening & many steepings, a tangy flavor developed, like a mild sourdough bread. There was one pour that that bitter, another was astringent.
The later steeps were sweet & rather like a golden mushroom broth, with a buttery feeling.

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