I picked a few things up including this sweet little gem up at a tea house in 磁器口 after a few hours of sipping and talking tea with the lady of the house. I think it was around 5$ Canadian. What.a.steal!
It is green label pu’erh, from 2011. The leaves are medium brown with flecks of pale golden and white throughout. It smells sweet- a bit chocolatey. It was rather difficult to break apart with my pu’erh pick.
After a quick rinse and about 3 steepings I am really getting a thick mouthfeel, it is rich and pleasant. this pu’erh is floral, smoky, a tad bit medicinal tasting, yet sweet and has a strong chaq. I am so thankful to the tea guru genius lady who recommended this incredible nest of a gift!
I am fully enjoying the tea itself and the memories of endless days spent in China enjoying fantastic tea with friends!
Flavors: Grass, Medicinal, Smoke, Sweet