White 2 Tea recently sent me this ripe puerh, and I’ve been itching to try it. It has a good ageing on it, and I’m hoping for a refined puerh. Read on to see what I think.
For my puerh palate, this tea is spot on: it has classic puerh flavours, although a nice sweetness to it, and the flavours are refined and not overly bold/strong – it is the type of puerh that I could see myself drinking on an everyday basis.
I gave the tea two quick washings, and while the first two infusions were good, I think the tea really hits its stride after the third infusion. The liquor becomes a bit stronger and flavourful at this point, and the finish slightly drier. This is a tea that you will want to pack your gaiwan with and drink all day long.
Retail price: 25 gram sample for $5 USD / 357 gram cake for $49 USD