As usually I will try to say a story with me and tea as main characters. The story still goes on- We are (the tea as well as myself) getting aged. Or just getting old?:) We will see.
I got this tea quite a while ago from one of my favorite Czech tea suplier -LongFeng. The owner of the company started produces his cakes in 2009. Usually in several small series from different "mountain" of
. I liked both 09 and 10 teas I have tried before so I was curious to find what is in this nice, small package. Yunnan
There are few interesting points, which I should probably mention. It was made from Gu Shu maocha gathered 15km from Lao Ban Zhan. Spring material pressed in August. It is offered as one half of wedding edition together with "
from Bulang mountain". Some of my friends do not like it and at the same time the owner of the LongFeng call it "this tea is the highest and finest tea we have ever offered in The LongFeng Exclusive Production". Ok then, let’s see what is inside that package... Phoenix
|All infusions were clear with nice feeling in my mouth and throat.|
Many young shengs I have fit to two
This tea is also a keeper. The taste of soup holds on its position for many infusions. Only slightly changing and developing thru my tea session. It is also not so easy to destroy it (compare to other fresh shengs I have). But still, it is better to be careful- we are talking about young guy here.
A week ago I got box of treasures from Nada. It was interesting to compare this fresh, 15km from LaoBanzhang picked tea with the 2005 GanEr Lao Banzhang
|Leaves of the Dragon from Bulang mountain are small but strong, with many tips.|
You can see on pictures here a small teapot which I got as a present during my last year Korean trip. I like its small size and simplicity. It is probably piece from big series but the quality of the clay is quite nice. There was interesting discussion on The Listening to Leaves blog related to this kind of the teapots. The ball filter is not perfect here, probably too complicated for such small piece and for pressed teas. But it is not such big deal and I like to use it.