Simply put, this tea is exceptional. It brews a dark amber soup that is rather clean considering its age. The leaves produce a wonderful honey-like, peachy aroma – one of a kind. Due to its compression, the leaves are, in general, not intact and it does take a few steeps to reveal its true character. However, its worth the wait. The tea is perfectly balanced with sweetness, astringency and a soft hui gan near the end. In my opinion, this is essentially the profile one seeks when dry-storing puerhs.

5.5g to 100 mL water
10-20 second steeps

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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My name is Samuel and I’ve been interested in the world of teas for about two years now. I began, as most, experimenting with several varieties of teas. I eventually encountered the world of puerh teas – my tea of choice.

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