2004 Dehong "Ye Sheng Zhuan" Raw Pu-erh Tea Brick

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Ash, Astringent, Earth, Fir, Forest Floor, Grapes, Honey, Menthol, Mineral, Nutty, Orange, Smooth, Spicy, Sugar, Sweet, Vegetables, Vegetal, Wood
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 oz / 110 ml

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  • “This is a well aged pu-erh, and probably my favourite “Ye Sheng” one I’ve had to date. It is very smooth, sweet and woody, with a mild vegetal undertones attesting to its wild origin. As Scott’s...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

This made entirely from Spring 2004 wild-harvested “Ye Sheng” varietal (Dehongensis) tea harvested in the mountains west of Mangshi area of Dehong prefecture (Yunnan province).

The compression is tight and the tea has been aged in both Dehong and Kunming. The tea soup is orange-red in color as one would expect of a tea with this amount of aging. The taste is so mellow and sweet, completely lacking the very bitter character that the younger ones have. There is a mushroom broth sweetness with some vanilla notes. There is some slight wet storage taste still remaining from its short time in DehongSubtle and textured all at the same time!

Highly infusible tea, that will go 10+ steeps!

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1 Tasting Note

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670 tasting notes

This is a well aged pu-erh, and probably my favourite “Ye Sheng” one I’ve had to date. It is very smooth, sweet and woody, with a mild vegetal undertones attesting to its wild origin. As Scott’s description mentions, it almost completely lacks the mouth-puckering bitterness of young examples of this varietal, even though there is still some astringency enhancing the mouthfeel.

The aromas are mostly reminiscent of forest and dry earth. There are, however, some unique notes of garlic, black grapes, and fir wood as well. In terms of specific flavours, I detected menthol, rock sugar, ash, orange, and honey; followed by a spicy aftertaste with rapeseed and conifer like notes. I also really like the mouthfeel, which is active and mouth-watering, with a sort of buttery texture to the liquor.

Flavors: Ash, Astringent, Earth, Fir, Forest Floor, Grapes, Honey, Menthol, Mineral, Nutty, Orange, Smooth, Spicy, Sugar, Sweet, Vegetables, Vegetal, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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