Our final stop on our tour of Yunnan regions. We return to where it all started – PUER…
Region 4/4: Simao/Puer. Location 1/3: Wu Liang
A fairly vegetal and herbal experience, this one. There are some pleasant honey notes, which I found fairly thick, but they are in competition with the overt vegetal notes.
There are also some noticeable char notes in the nose, but the smokiness and ashiness are not particularly strong in the actual taste.
Overall, I would say this needs to be aged to a more appropriate puerh drinking age. The flavors are still a bit unsettled, underdeveloped, and rough around the edges. But, the price is reasonable and there is certainly some initial strength of flavor that has promise for the future.
Dry leaf: fresh dill, parsley, pollen, mesquite smoke, hint of honeysuckle, wildflower honey
Smell: green vegetal notes – spinach, zucchini, squash; char; dark honey
Taste: herbal/parsley, vegetal, some notes of char/ash, straw and hay, and English breakfast tea. Finish of fairly thick honey notes and pleasant tannin. Aftertaste has a cardboard or linen-like driness and taste.