2017 'Rhizome' Raw Pu-Erh Tea

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RHIZOME is a raw (sheng) puer tea from a single area of forest in Menghai, Yunnan. The material comes from older tea trees growing in an amazing, lush natural environment, with no intervention except for picking and manual weeding.

The tea is noticeably thick in the mouth and with a strong sweetness that sticks around for a long time after drinking. The tea is mildly astringent due to its freshness but has a smooth and soft body compared to many teas, and is very pleasant to drink.

This tea will increase in strength and flavour over the coming months and years of ageing.

The tea was pressed in November 2017. Each cake is 200g.

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It was just me in the office today (which was a super eerie feeling) and I didn’t want to work in dead silence, so I had some virtual tea with an instagram friend while doing some data logging in the lab. It was nice to not feel like I was all alone, even though physically I was…

I’m gonna have a weird next session with this tea, because I used about seven grams for this session and now I have only two grams remaining – which is a super weird amount. At least it should brew up stronger though; this wasn’t the beenghole of the cake, but I could tell from the circular “punch out” of the sample piece that I got the section of the cake directly next to the beenghole. Very tightly compressed material, and quite broken up and stem heavy.

This tightly compressed sample took a while to open up and, while the first infusions were mild with a sort of nectarine/peach skin fruity note to them, the infusions after the leaf had opened up were more vegetal with a slight bitterness and dryness to the mouthfeel. There was a nice mix of green bell pepper, mineral, and smoke notes with a faint hint of that stone fruit still holding on in the finish. It’s not the profile I usually opt for in sheng, but it was nice overall.

Not a bad way to start the day!!

Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_XrHoAglRh/

I got a new phone at the start of the week, and I’m honestly ELATED with how much my picture quality has improved!

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_S8F0GmWww

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