Dark colored liquor. Smooth and substantial. Leather, wood, aged citrus flavors. Calm and alert sensation. Very enjoyable.
Flavors: Citrus Zest, Leather, Wet Wood
“Dark colored liquor. Smooth and substantial. Leather, wood, aged citrus flavors. Calm and alert sensation. Very enjoyable.” Read full tasting note
“When trying to get into Shou Pu’erh we bought a lot of it, this being one of them. While not the most flavorful of Ripe pu’erhs that we’ve tasted it is any easy drinker. That classic moisture rich...” Read full tasting note
“Smell and taste identical with my basement, minerals all over, wet stones/cave Sometimes you have to learn and get used to some tastes, and this one is definetly in this category Awesome tea” Read full tasting note
“I was personally disapointed by this tea. There was no complexity. Just sort of dirt and old wood, which is fine but it was dull.” Read full tasting note
Da Ye Zhong
Fengqing, Yunnan, China
PICKING & PROCESSING
Buds and young leaves
EYES – DRY LEAF
Dark roast coffee bean brown compressed broken leaves.
NOSE – DRY LEAF
Humid forest cave.
NOSE – WET LEAF
Boskoop apple cellar.
EYES – LIQUOR
Black americano coffee.
MOUTH – TEXTURE
Rich and fresh.
MOUTH – TASTE
Wet cave, new leather, medicinal bark and the slightest earthy apple sweetness.
NOSE – EMPTY CUP
Damp mountain caves.
MOUTH – FINISH
Clean and fresh with a slight juicy tingle on the tongue.
EYES – WET LEAF
Tar black broken mulched leaves.
Cleansing and invigorating with a definite digestif quality.
Company description not available.
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When trying to get into Shou Pu’erh we bought a lot of it, this being one of them. While not the most flavorful of Ripe pu’erhs that we’ve tasted it is any easy drinker. That classic moisture rich toiled soil taste that is distinctive to ripe pu’erhs is present and is reflective of what a good Shou should provide. While it lacks some of the richer fruity notes and earthier base, it is a pu’erh we’d would recommend for those trying to figure out the base flavor profile of a ripe pu’erh
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Compost, Decayed Wood, Dirt, Earth, Espresso, Leather, Medicinal
my second gong fu, and my first puerh if you dont include the fish fest from a few weeks ago. i have seen alot of reviews where the puerh is described as “earthy”, but i wasnt prepared for this. this was next level earthy. it tasted like you walked into an old abandoned house, went down the stairs into the dank, musty cellar, and drank it. the cellar, not the puerh. after a few steeps the flavour reminded me of an old second hand bookstore. during the last infusions the earthiness came in the form of having a beet like taste. i enjoyed this quite a bit, and cant wait to go further down the puerh road.