Well, hiya Steepster.
It’s been awhile. Like, almost a year. Time flies when drenched in caffeine. I finally thought about updating this here port when I noticed a favorite of mine was the TOP pu-erh on this site. Naturally, being a bit of a whore, I thought I’d weigh in as well.
I’ve liked pu-erh, I’ve loved pu-erh, but I’ve rarely deemed a pu-erh to be perfect. That all changed when I came in contact with the autumn 2014 pluck of this stuff. I’ve had several different years from this farm, but late-2014 – I dunno – something special was in the water, soil, processing, what-have-you. It was fruity, sweet, luscious, nuanced, medium-bodied, and brimming with tasting notes yearning to be sonnets.
Nan Nuo used to be my favorite pu-erh mountain. Yiwu is, now. That’s kind of a big deal.
More recenty, I had the opportunity to do a private tasting with the Misty Peaks seller. If you want, you can read about it here: http://steepstories.com/a-young-yiwu-pu-erh-afternoon/ (As well as marvel at the sight of a huge pu-erh ball.
Flavors: Earth, Floral, Fruity, White Wine