5 Tasting Notes
Going back to this tea and can’t believe I have it almost 5 years lying around. There is an incredible amount of energy in this tea, which immediately drove me to write this.
After 3 steeps there is hardly any bitterness but rather a watering sensation which tikles around the mouth. Looking at the leaves, I’m quite surprised how small they are.
The smell of the wet leaves still hides the aroma of a fresh pu-er.
Why does steepers time start at 15 sec? I only brew this for 2 seconds or so.
Flavors: Camphor, Dried Fruit, Smooth, Wood, Yeast
After the second steeping this tea releases a subtle smokiness with a somewhat dry feel to it. Not really bitter or astringent but a little sour in after taste. I do like the smell from the wet leaves though. And it seems to be quite energising too. After even more steepings the smokiness disappears and opens up to some more floral notes. Doesn’t get very smooth yet.
Flavors: Camphor, Mineral, Sour, Wood
This one started off really smooth without any bitterness. After a few steepings I increased the time and got some really subtle bitterness combined with a nice sweet aftertaste.
I went outside and even after about half an hour i still had the reminiscence of it on my tongue. Pretty nice.