Year of Green Puerh tasting kit - Puerhshop
This cake is made by using 2007 Spring materials. The naturely tea leaves with large portion of tips and buds are plucked, panned and kneaded, sun-dried in an open field, and then steamed, finally compressed into a fine tea cake all by hand.
You might say, another 'Old Banzhang', also 'Arbor' (Qiao Mu)? It cannt be good if it sells at such a low price! Our take on this cake is that it was mis-labeled and exaggerated by a small tea factory. For its price, it is truly a bargain, considering our sinking dollar and uprising inflation. A tea is a tea, how bad it can get. You may even like it.
- Green Pu-erh Tea
- Vintage: 2007 unfermented or raw
- Medium class
- Loose tea leaves
- Caffeine: Moderate
- Manufactured by: Yunnan Shiyuan Tea Factory
- Model: Old Banzhang Arbor - 4368
Boiling Rinse 10sec X 2 then waited 60sec
1st Infusion - 10sec
2nd Infusion - 15sec
3rd Infusion - 10sec
4th Infusion - 30sec
The scent of the wet leaves had a floral/honey mixture. This time I did get a hint of what I thought was melon.
There was some bitterness with this tea. Tasted like a TKY x 3, with a less buttery taste. Nice and smooth flowing through my mouth. The aftertaste was the usual, young sheng bitter but nice.
The color was a nice golden amber as you can see in the picture.
Qi = There was slight tingling and zoning out, with a warmth sensation in my chest. Slight perspiration.
This was a nice experience in whole. Put on some relaxing music and sip this stuff and you will be mellowed out.
This cake is available now for $11.20 from the Puershop. Not a bad deal, I think I might have to pick this one up.