2014 Sen Zhi Kui Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake of Kokang (Myanmar)

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Floral
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 oz / 130 ml

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  • “An interesting and inexpensive tea (one 357 g cake was 25$ when I bought it, now 35$) from Kokang, Myanmar/Burma. I have had this many times now and it certainly has very floral taste combined with...” Read full tasting note
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This tea cake is made entirely of Spring 2014 material from the Kokang region of Myanmar which borders Yunnan Province. Kokang is a primarily ethnically Han Chinese region and tea trees have been cultivated in this area for centuries. While the same as Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica found in Yunnan, this tea has characteristics that are unique to Kokang teas, specifically a ‘flowery’ or ‘fruity’ mouthfeel that leaves a vibrant and slightly bitter aftertaste that is soft and not overpowering. The liquor produced is a deep orange color.

Sen Zhi Kui (森之馈), meaning ‘Gift of the Forest’, is a small label that is passionate about producing great tasting teas with distinct characteristics.

An inexpensive and unique raw pu-erh tea which is ready for drinking now or could be stored for further developments in complexity.

Tea weight: 357 grams per cake

Producer: Sen Zhi Kui

Area: Kokang (Guo Gan), Myanmar (Mian Dian: 缅甸)

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An interesting and inexpensive tea (one 357 g cake was 25$ when I bought it, now 35$) from Kokang, Myanmar/Burma. I have had this many times now and it certainly has very floral taste combined with bitterness. Personally I found that the best amount to brew this is about 7 or 8 grams in 130 ml gaiwan and then proceed with quick rinse, flash steep, 10 seconds steep, then 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 40s, 1 min and so on. The tea became too bitter for me when I used more than 8 grams of tea or had longer steeps.

When brewed well, the floral taste was enjoyable and is certainly the redeeming side of this tea. Additionally I also preferred the first steeps over middle ones, as the flavour felt to be little more floral and only slightly bitter.

It will be interesting to see how this tea changes with age, but meanwhile I would recommend this if you prefer puer that tastes like your grandmas (bitter) flowerbed and want to experience something from unusual areas.

Flavors: Bitter, Floral

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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