Wild Crassicolumna Sheng

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Astringent, Citrusy, Flowers, Forest Floor, Honey, Moss, Sweet, Thick
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “When I opened the bag it smelled like the forest with hints of something that reminded me of Anisette waffle cookies. Brewed this gongfu style. I want to assert this is an interesting tea with a...” Read full tasting note
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From Verdant Tea

This tea is sustainably wild-foraged from ancient Camellia Crassicolumna (厚轴茶) tree, a close relative of tea native to Qianjiazhai. Crassicolumna is naturally caffeine-free and rich in antioxidants. The giant leaves and buds picked from this wild-growing tree stock are allowed to gently sun dry without any heat processing to keep the most natural flavor. Wild crassicolumna trees can be anywhere between several hundred and over a thousand years old, and are incredibly tall and difficult to climb to harvest these precious leaves, but the rich nuanced flavor and lingering aftertaste is worth the effort.

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When I opened the bag it smelled like the forest with hints of something that reminded me of Anisette waffle cookies. Brewed this gongfu style.

I want to assert this is an interesting tea with a lot of depth. However, the flavors overall weren’t to my own liking. You may love this.

1st Steep: I’m getting a slight floral scent, maybe marigolds. Along with a slight sweetness. The wet leaves smell a bit mossy (I mean that in a good way).

2nd Steep: The leaves wake up a bit more and the flowers get more powerful.

3rd Steep: The floral taste remains the same as the brew gets sweeter. It becomes more clear to be a honey flavor. I sense hints of citrus to.

4th Steep: A sense of astringency comes out now that the leaves are fully open. All other flavors remain. The mouth turns a bit dry after the swallow.

I went on longer. The flavors above all remained for many steeps. 10+ easily. Overall the flavors weren’t really to my liking. However it is an interesting tea with a lot of complexity. I do recommend it despite the score I gave it.

Flavors: Astringent, Citrusy, Flowers, Forest Floor, Honey, Moss, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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