“I am revisiting this great tea today to check up on it. I get a deep smell that’s brighter than I remember it. It is more fruity and spicy, with hints of orange, cinnamon, walnuts and parsnip. The...” Read full tasting note
“After letting the cake rest from traveling, recommendation was for a couple of weeks, I opened the wrapper for a preliminary session. It was very fresh so I decided to break up the piece I’d split...” Read full tasting note
Our “Rooster King” is an incredibly unique blend of ripe pu-erh teas from 6 different regions in Yunnan (Yong De, Mengku, Menghai, Jingmai, Bu Lang and Jing Gu), with vintages ranging from 2014 to 2016. We tirelessly collected and blended tea to create this unique and complex ripe pu-erh tea cake to celebrate the year of the rooster.
The taste is sweet and thick with notes of dried fruit. The tea has a full bodied taste and expansive sweetness in the after-taste (hui gan). Having so many different teas with their own unique taste ebbing and flowing with each infusion gives this tea complexity that is rarely found in same batch wet-piled teas. You may find yourself noticing subtle nuances one session and something else the next session. Cha Qi is very strong for ripe pu-erh.
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