This is one of my first Pu-erh tried at the begining of this year.
I forgot that it was in my cupboard yet, so after passing some months and after trying other new Pu-erh teas, I came back to drink it.
These are loose leaf form, single leaf or group of two (including bud), brown colour with light and dark tones, shaped flat. It smeels earthy and delicate wood.
The liquor is red brown, clear, with light body but astringent, after it starts to be a bit creamy.
I’ve rinsed it for 15’’ and the aromas surprised me: earthy but also smoky, malty, robust, intense.
Also in the mouth I taste smoky, earthy, woody notes, not so much intense, and bitter; the aftertaste of mild smoky and bitterness is long.
By the delicate notes in the mouth and the bitterness for me it’s difficult enjoying these tea.
Not too bad, not too good…
Steeping time: 15’’, 20’’, 30’’, 45’’, 1’, 1’20’’, 1’40’’, 2’10’’..
Flavors: Astringent, Earth, Malt, Smoke, Wood