Autumn 2019 La Fu

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Floral, Flowers, Mineral, Molasses, Nutty, Pepper, Spicy, Sweet, Tart, Thick, Thyme
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “This is a nice sheng whose character is somewhat rustic, sweet and floral. In some sense it reminds me of a mixture of a more old school Yi Wu (especially in the aftertaste) and a Menghai area...” Read full tasting note
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From Farmerleaf

Ancient tea trees, Lafu Village, Menglian County, Pu’er.
October 2019 harvest
Hand-processed in the village
Available in 357g pu-erh tea cakes

We visited this remote village in September and made a video about the trip. We found somewhat uncharted old tea trees outside the beaten path and decided to give it a shot.
Our contact in the village processed the tea, he is not used to processing pu-erh tea because the villagers usually sell the fresh leaves to large factories. We provided guidance by phone and he did a pretty good job for a first try. Don’t expect a top notch processing, it has a smokey/ toasty taste. Yet this defect is surprisingly pleasant. The trees we saw there are really big, and that could explain the cleanliness this tea have, it goes down the throat with confidence and leaves a good feel in the body. No bitterness and low astringency, recommended if you like tea with body feel and don’t mind a hint of peat.

Take this one as a successful experiment, we’ll improve the processing next season.

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This is a nice sheng whose character is somewhat rustic, sweet and floral. In some sense it reminds me of a mixture of a more old school Yi Wu (especially in the aftertaste) and a Menghai area (Meng Song?) tea. At the same time, I also notice some similarity with Yunnanese green teas.

It has a thick buttery mouthfeel and a cha qi that is both energizing and very warming. It’s a good winter tea for such a young one and albeit sold out now, the price was very good too.

The aroma is predominately flowery and spicy with notes of bacon, thyme, and peppers. The taste is crisp, floral, and a little toasty with a bitter and nutty finish. Permeating the whole experience is a lasting molasses sweetness. In the aftertaste, it is complemented by a floral, mineral and tart flavours with notes of jasmine and rice water.

Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Flowers, Mineral, Molasses, Nutty, Pepper, Spicy, Sweet, Tart, Thick, Thyme

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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