Couldn’t decide if I wanted a black tea or some shou this afternoon, so I’ve split the difference with this session! Like the 2020 version of this tea, this blended cake of hong cha and ripe puer is pretty unique! With the previous year’s pressing I’ve generally found the tasting notes and qi of the pu’erh to be most prominent, but with this tea session I’m sort of finding the reverse to be true. Though there’s a clean earthy undertone throughout and some early infusions have a heavy molasses taste as well, this blend eventually brightens up into a more sweet and fruity profile tinged with jammy notes of pomegranate and red berries, with some syrupy raisin and date flavours in the finish!
Tea Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CdjHSJfuJsY/
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag9z1T-THCI&ab_channel=MarioCuomo