Fruity as expected, but also juicy. Plum. The hay punches you in the face every once in a while. Qi was strong, time slowed down.
“Fruity as expected, but also juicy. Plum. The hay punches you in the face every once in a while. Qi was strong, time slowed down.” Read full tasting note
“And another SIPDOWN goes to Puerh. Still lots of tea remains. Made about 20 seconds rinse. Or — stove → my table rinse ? Haha. Yep, it was that “far”. Rinse was fine. Bit bland and vegetal, but...” Read full tasting note
An incredibly fantastic raw Pu-erh made from Wild Pu-erh tree leaves that have a dark purple color. This 野生茶 (Wild Tea) is naturally dark in color, and is heavy in anti-oxidants and catechins.
Ye Sheng "野生“ varietal aka “Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. assamica (J. Masters) Kitam.” is a primeval varietal that pre-dates Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica and is a naturally occuring non hybridized varietal. It’s potency in cha qi arises from it’s unadulterated nature. It is naturally bug repellent, and grows wild in the forests of Yunnan at an altitude of 1600-2200 meters.
The quality of the leaves and the meticulous processing ensures excellent storage and aging potential. The infused liquor is bright and is almost completely without bitterness. There is strong full taste in the mouth and a warm stimulating feel in the mouth and body after drinking this tea.
Our Jinggu Wild Tree Purple “Ye Sheng” is very different from other Purple Pu-erh varietals we have offered before. It’s heavy, bitter, sweet with a flower and fruit aroma. It grows near Ye Zhu Tang village in Jinggu county.
Producer: Yunnan Sourcing
Vintage: Spring 2017
Production area: Ye Zhu Tang Village, Jinggu County of Simao Prefecture
Wrapper design by Marichka Turanska (Ukraine)
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And another SIPDOWN goes to Puerh. Still lots of tea remains.
Made about 20 seconds rinse. Or — stove → my table rinse ? Haha. Yep, it was that “far”.
Rinse was fine. Bit bland and vegetal, but yes, there was some taste. Now I let the leaf absorb humidity, I think it is for 5 minutes (reading some not important things all over the internet), thinking about my cross-US trip that I want to make happen, but not anytime soon. Train stops in Elko, NV; but what to do there? There are amazing mountains, but not sure if I want hike there alone?! And where is any public transport (okay, to be honest I know I need car rental)
First steep is around 20 seconds as well. Apparently humidity entered the leaves well, as it is more flavourful, though not a big leap forward. It seems to me roasted which is weird for sheng and for that I noticed before. But pu-erhs have so weird paths sometimes. For example, wet leaf smells after jasmine, okay!
Second, I decided to make bit longer (30 seconds actually, if somebody even cares); and wet leaf aroma tends to be more malty-honey-black tea like. I feel like my nose is playing some game with me today because I couldn’t recognize twice the same stuff even it doesn’t changed since then (no additional steep or anything like that). Taste buds are feeling another vegetal notes with some menthol cooling effect. Interesting and very enjoyable.
Following steep was just a tiny bit longer. 10 seconds to be exact. Steeping slowly don’t kill the tea fast. It just keeps nice qualities and while I would say that vegetal notes aren’t great, they actually aren’t. But it suits the tea session today and yep, would like some fruits, but hey, there is nothing wrong with vegetals.
Another steep. I somehow lost myself in thoughts, and ideas and everything. Well, I actually indeed enjoy the free time and free mind I have now! And result is long, a minute long (maybe bit less) steep. Huh… Results are nice though and I got the wished fruit notes. Yes, it started getting a peach taste.
Uhh, now it is herbal. But like too much basil and nettle. Not very tasty. But it was shorter than last time.
I guess this is one of the last steeps. Little fruits and herbals. But it was at least smoother than last time.
Okay, last steep. I am steeping this tea for an hour, which isn’t a problem, but ran out of water in thermos. It was nice session, but it’s time to move on. The tea is past its best time as well. It reminds me now only a bitter water without much pleasing taste. Interesting how it can go so abruptly.