2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Jia Bu" Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh tea cake

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 88 ml

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Jia Bu is a neighboring village to Xi Kong village (3.3km due NE from Xi Kong) and shares a similiar character to Xi Kong but still entirely unique in it’s own right. Like Xi Kong this is Ancient Arbor tea and is also a primitive small leaf varietal that has grown in this area for hundreds if not thousands of years. Like other small leaf varietal wild arbor tea trees in Yunnan (Jing Mai), the flavor is lighter and more smooth, but the aroma is pungent with hints of flowers and fruit.

Entirely first flush of spring tea this brews up a strong aromatic and thick tea soup that lingers in the mouth long after drinking. Easily brews 10+ times.

250 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)

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I received this as a sample from Scott in my last YS order. After reading the description, I’m definitely excited about sampling this tea. I begin by breaking apart 5 grams from the sample chunk. I immediately note the number of white silvery buds – very nice. The wet leaves are of a green/yellow colour with some tints of red. There is a smoky, fruity aroma emanating from the beautiful leaves. The resulting soup is of a golden amber colour which turns out to be very clean. I find the prominent feature of this tea is its mouthfeel. It leaves a pleasant dry mouthfeel in the mouth with a subtle sweet hui gan rising up from the throat. For those who enjoy some astringency, this te ais definitely drinkable. However, some may find this tea requires some aging – which, of course, the tea will definitely benefit from. 81/100

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

Sorry to bug you but i saw you were the only other person who reviewed this tea wit me. I tried it again for the first time in almost 2 years and mine tastes worse than before and the leaves are red. Did you have this from a sample bag or a full disc?

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Leaves are more red then before. Still pretty good tea.

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