2014 DA XUE SHAN BIG SNOW MOUNTAIN ANCIENT TREE Shou Puerh - 2 oz
This is a lovely 'Single Estate', stone pressed ripe puerh tea from high altitude trees over 100 years old in Big Snow Mountain area of Mengku, Lincang Prefecture in Yunnan. As soon as I opened the cake wrapper, my first impression was how super clean it was in appearance and smell. The dry leaf is comprised of 5-7 grade leaf with golden buds and presented with fresh, earthy, and almost meaty aroma. The soup is burgundy in color, full bodied, thick, wet and juicy with notes of caramel, date, dried apricot, chocolate, cream and a hint of wood with virtually no wo dui or fermentation detected. Being a single estate tea, what it may lack in complexity it makes up in its impeccable craftsmanship, drinkability and pure sincerity of character. A great entry-level puerh that can well be enjoyed by a seasoned drinker for its classic, sweet and mellow flavor, and effulgent cha qi or tea energy. look for it's raw counterpart on our "Sheng Puerh" page.