2014 XINGHAI TF "ATTAIN EMINENCE" Ripe Puerh - 2 oz
The actual name of this tea is "Little By Little, Attain Eminence" and it is well on its way to becoming a fabulous shou puerh in its young age. I love Xinghai teas and this is no exception. The Old Tree leaf materials originate from Bulang and Nannuo mountains and the tea cake is laden with many golden buds. An intriguing peaty, scotch barrel fragrance invites one to dive into the smooth, thick and creamy tea soup and contemplate the complex layers of taste and aroma - smoked caramel, camphor, and 'old wooden cabinet' come to mind. A penetrating chocolatey base note expands into a refreshing "hui gan" or throat sensation on the finish. The tea energy is warm, soothing and very comfortable and evokes memories of sipping tea in an old wooden tea house centuries ago.