Tea and origin: Raw puerh tea from Yunnan province, China
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This puerh is another tea sourced by the Green Tea Guru on his recent trip to Hong Kong. It is priced extremely well for a cake aged 10+ years, so let’s get to tasting.
Dry leaf: Pressed cake with a cedar, saw dust-like aroma
Wet leaf: Wet wood, cedar-like notes
Liquor colour: Light brown with orange tinge
Liquor aroma: Earthy, woody notes – although fresh
Liquor flavour: The liquor has a woody, cedar-like flavour. It has a silky mouthfeel, and slight hint of astringency. The liquor leaves a lingering earthy, woody aftertaste
Infusion method: Gong fu style with gaiwan or Yixing teapot 5 grams of tea 150ml of 100C water Infusion times: 10 to 20 seconds 8 to 10 infusions
Ageing has refined the flavours and astringency in this puerh and turned it into a cracking tea. It goes down easy, but it does pack a good punch of energy, as the Green Tea Guru noted. I would suggest having it for your morning tea and working on it all day. You will feel like Superman.
Retail price: 10 grams fro £1.85 / 25 grams for £4.00 /50 grams for £7.50 / 100 grams for £13.50 / 400 gram cake for £42.50