Our before Christmas season in studio was more then busy. I decided to enjoy my free, holiday time with somehow special teas. I opened my jars and boxes and have pulled out few too-precious-for-everyday-drinking teas. Teas, which I look forward to try but I save them for the right moment. This was also the case of this loose puerh.
I was wondering, if there is anything what I can ad to Stéphane's descriptions. Regular reader of my blog knows that I am not very good in depict of tastes anyway. I rather prefer to draw down my impressions and my personal relationship to leaves I met. Maybe one day I will be able to write real, honest and objective tea reviews. Till that, here is just next couple of thoughts and feelings...
Dry tea shows to us a mixture of unsorted leaves. Small leaves, big leaves, hairy buds, stems. Leaves are clean of dust. In order to air them up, I have moved them from aluminum bag to my porcelain jar. When I asked my 12 years old niece to smell the tea inside the jar, she pronounced "it smells like forest spring water". I agreed. Fresh water with all those moss-lincen-stone-trees aromas. It has forced me to close my eyes and let my imagination fly...
After that first touch surprice there is not much to say. Which doesn't have to mean that is poor. New brews comes and goes as waves in ocean. I stopped counting and analysed. The taste has not change really, just in time become slowly lighter. Sweet and silky, that is what remains. Complexity from light fragrances, through remarkable taste and mouthfeel to long living after taste.
The Qi of this tea is.
|Testing new kettle with ceramic handle...|
|Some leaves are really big. Notice that the top leave is just a middle part, maybe lass then half of the leave...|
I am glad that we met. Looking in to the jar, I am happy to say that there are leaves for one or two more tea sessions. Thank you very much!
Thank you for reading!