2005 Yi Wu Cha Yuan "Big Green Tree"

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Earth, Leather, Musty, Sweet, Wood
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “This was a pretty solid raw puerh – ordered this and a few others to try some of YS’s wetter stored teas. On none of my sessions did the first few steeps really speak to me – they were slightly...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Smooth. This tea is very easy to drink, the modest floral scent leads for a sweet finish. No astringency until the 5th or 6th steep and very little bitterness (if any at all). This tea has good...” Read full tasting note

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This was a pretty solid raw puerh – ordered this and a few others to try some of YS’s wetter stored teas. On none of my sessions did the first few steeps really speak to me – they were slightly musty and a bit leathery. Thankfully that flavor is not too long-lived in this tea, and even when it is present, it does not make the early infusions undrinkable. The next few infusions are a decently thick earthy flavor.

My favorite part of this tea was the second half of the session, where it transitioned into a really clean and sweet woody flavor. It reminded me quite a bit of a bourbon without the alcohol – not quite as thick either, but did exhibit some pleasant texture. I didn’t pick up much of any qi from this one.

I would say this tea’s a pretty good one that is totally drinkable now – kind of a daily drinker-aged sort of thing. I don’t know if it would get much better with more age, but I don’t have the experience to say. A good sample which I enjoyed every session of, but not one I want a cake of really.

Flavors: Earth, Leather, Musty, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Smooth. This tea is very easy to drink, the modest floral scent leads for a sweet finish. No astringency until the 5th or 6th steep and very little bitterness (if any at all). This tea has good character, but lacks in depth.

tea123

I’m interested to know what you mean by ‘has good character, but lacks in depth’.

kevdog19

Strong floral and sweet flavors for about the first 5 steeps then it falls off rather quickly. Like many yiwu teas, I find that they are a tasty treat but don’t have much mouthfeel or qi to satisfy my sheng cravings. Just my personal opinion, I’m not the biggest fan of tea from this region I guess. Still an enjoyable semi aged taste.

tea123

I see. Thanks for that.

AmnesTea

Hi Kevdog, I’m looking at buying some older Shengs, and YS’s Banna/ Guangdong aged cakes seem a good bet because of the faster maturation. I’m surpirsed they’re so cheap, and wonder if that reflects quality.
I guess specific Terrior/ tippy/ Arbor/ Wild are labels which justify why many YS 2016 Beengs cost more than this 10yr old, but i would have thought the benefits of being middle aged would be more reflected in the price?
Would you recommend the YS guangdong stored range? Or where else would you get affordable older sheng? (i’m in the UK)

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