2009 NAN QIAO "BOUNDLESS TASTE" Ripe Puerh - 2 oz
This unusual shou puerh is Called "Wu Yin Cha Pin", meaning Boundless -or Vast- Tea Taste. I would also suggest that it has a timeless quality in its (debatable) similarity to an aged sheng puerh due to the tea's medium fermentation - allowing some of the raw leaf aspects to age and develop complexity over time. The tea soup brews up a clear burgundy soup, thick in the mouth, sweet with notes of 'old wooden cabinet', dried fruit, ginseng, and ripe berry that lingers on the palate. It has a little bit of that medicinal taste I love in puerh tea but it is exceptionally clean. The layers of flavor unfold over many steeps making it a lovely choice for a long gongfu tea session.