2017 Yunnan Sourcing Teng Tiao Cha

Tea type
Pu'erh Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Allspice, Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Herbaceous, Herbal, Juicy, Marine, Mineral, Mint, Ocean Air, Spices
Sold in
Not available
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by ZeroZen
Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 4 oz / 110 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

0 Want it Want it

3 Own it Own it

3 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Very decent Puerh! I got this tea from my recent YS order, and it generally is quite good. Beautiful leaves with a decent proportion of buds, rich wet leaf aroma and a decently vibrant liquor. The...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “I really like it. It is sweet and there is a peaty kind of fullness to the afternaste. No bitterness, nice coating astringency that isn’t drying.” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “Maybe a matter of taste! This raw Sheng really build his home around a lot of different types of vegetables. Especially within the steaming scenting part there is a lot to discover. Starting with...” Read full tasting note
    68

From Yunnan Sourcing

Entirely wild arbor tea from early spring 2017! The tea leaves for this tea cake were picked from 20 to 60 years old tea trees growing wild in the Da Xue Shan (Big Snow Mountain) area of Mengku. Big Snow Mountain is a high altitude area that tops out at 2700 meters above sea level. The tea we used for this production is from an altitude of about 1800 meters on the southwest slope of Big Snow Mountain (west of Mengku town). Big Snow Mountain of Mengku although having the same name as the Yong De Big Snow Mountain area is in fact not the same and quite distinct.

Teng Tiao “藤条茶” is a unique Assamica natural hybrid that grows in Mengku County (Lincang) and Jinggu (Puer/Simao) and has long spindly leaves. Despite growing in the same general area of Big Snow Mountain in Mengku this tea has a unique look and taste. Compare with our 2017 Big Snow Mountain production available here.

An incredible value pu-erh which is both worthy to drink now or for the long-term. Clean and pure!

Each cake is stone-pressed by traditional method and dried with low temperature air drying.

About Yunnan Sourcing View company

Company description not available.

3 Tasting Notes

78
143 tasting notes

Very decent Puerh! I got this tea from my recent YS order, and it generally is quite good. Beautiful leaves with a decent proportion of buds, rich wet leaf aroma and a decently vibrant liquor. The flavour is quite decent, good semi-aged pu-erh flavour profile with a slight freshness still there, bitter, floral, etc. Texture is immense, juicy and astringent. Character is decent as well, with a good steep variability for the bitter lovers and a nice tail end to the session. Finish & aftertaste is potent, which is nice. Cha-qi is semi-potent, good buzzy feeling, and steep longevity is decent, topping off at steep 11.

Overall, good stuff.

Flavors: Allspice, Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Herbaceous, Herbal, Juicy, Marine, Mineral, Mint, Ocean Air, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
92 tasting notes

I really like it. It is sweet and there is a peaty kind of fullness to the afternaste. No bitterness, nice coating astringency that isn’t drying.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

68
72 tasting notes
Maybe a matter of taste!

This raw Sheng really build his home around a lot of different types of vegetables. Especially within the steaming scenting part there is a lot to discover. Starting with cauliflower, broccoli followed by further bouquets of carrots and a fine mix of chestnuts and sweet potato. There is definitely more of a bitterness tart layer to it as with most

of the other Lincang samples. Taste-wise this tartness is definitely something different within this buddy here but also a more peppery sharp tone to it with also a certain flowery bitterness of dandelion and gentian. There is definitely a strong corn juice within its profile but without the sweetness. Generally said there isn’t much sweetness inside this fellow. Quite different as its colleagues he is more located at the tart, bitter and vegetable frontline. There is also quite a stony and mineral taste to it. Another thing that’s quite high quality-ish is the saponin levels – so many bubbles and they stay at their spots nearly as long as you finish drinking this cup of Teng Tiao Cha.

I totally agree with the description that this raw buddy is different as those other Big Snow Mountains and also Lincang sampler fellows BUT…! I guess with so many things in life also this Pu here might be a matter of taste because it did not impressed mine that much to be honest. For me personally it’s a bit unbalanced and lacks to much within the sweet and field flowery aspects generally with a wide range of complexity within its tasting profile. There is a lot other stuff going on but that’s not really my type of character I prefer. It really depends if you’re a lover of the taste & flavors, of the effect & Qi or both. For me taste and flavors comes first then through this experience the impact for example of warmth and relaxation sets in. So it starts with one thing and ends with the satisfaction but in this case I missed this a little bit. But try it for yourself – maybe it is exactly your thing! ___

More Reviews and Photos at https://www.instagram.com/zerozen_artlab/

Login or sign up to leave a comment.