2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Autumn Ye Zhu Tang" Wild Arbor Raw Pu-erh tea cake

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Honey, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
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Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Ken
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 oz / 110 ml

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Ye Zhu Tang Village (lit. Wild Pig Pool) is small village about 5 miles to the north of Jinggu town and about two miles west (and uphill) from the Jinggu river. Ye Zhu Tang village is at about 1750 meters and the tea trees grow along a steep hillside between 1800-1900 meters. The tea trees grow naturally and aged 60 to 120 years.

Ye Zhu Tang Springtea is strong tasting, with a thick honey colored tea soup and a pungent granary, fruit and floral taste and aroma. There is a balanced bittersweet/astringent mouth-feel. Cha Qi is invigorating and kind-spirited.

Stone-pressed in the traditional manner.

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My first tasting of the day is Yunnan sourcing Ye Zhu Tang raw pu’erh cake. THis was the second offering in the raw puerh tea of the month club. I started with using 110 ml of water in a my Yixing pot. I started with a quick rinse of the tea leaves to open them up, there was almost no dust, but the leaves were a little stubborn in opening up so I did a second wash. I did sip the second wash to see what I would be getting, and was surprised it had nice honey and sweet notes and the bitterness was really mild.

The first proper infusion I got a clear pale yellow liquor that was sweet, astringent, with floral, vegetal and bitter notes. It has a wonderful mouth feel and is a bit sweeter than might be expected for a young raw. I really liked this.

The second proper infusion the leaves started to open up proper now, again giving a clear yellow liquor with a bit more of the bitterness coming out now, but not overpowering it. And the honey flavor also became more pronounced, this was my favorite infusion.

The third infusion the bitterness creeped up on it a bit more. It was still sweet, but it had citrus notes at this point, sweet, astringent and bitter, it also lost some of the honey flavors. I have a feeling those will come back in the later infusions.

The fourth infusion was spectacular, the bitterness mostly vanished and the honey notes came back much stronger now. It also darkened slightly looking more apple juice color than before. I havent started increasing the time yet either, this is 1 , 2, 3, pour and let the yixing steep as it pours.

Im going to go steep out the rest of this wonderful tea. I have a feeling I will get 10 from this easy. A very nice young raw with a bit more sweetness.

Highly recomended.

PS First to post again, Im on a roll!

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Honey, Vegetal

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 110 ML
mrmopar

Yes you are. The 2015 is nice as well.

Ken

Yeah I can imagine this is going to get better with age. Still building my collection at this point, so Im tasting through the tea club offerings.

Ken

THis one was a little sweeter and less bitter than the immortal monkey.

mrmopar

I haven’t tried the monkey yet. I have it scheduled on the next YS order though.

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