Year of the Rabbit
Hard pressed tea material from Bulang mountain , fermented in Menghai , needs to go through few infusions before it starts to release sweet and rich liqueur. Despite of Kunming storage ( most of the time ) the tea doesn't leave any uncomfortable scratchy feeling in the throat.
Pressed into the cake in Po Jiao village and stored for few years then brought to Kunming, 3 years of dry storage .When brewing this tea, room will fill up with smoky scent and notes of camphor tree with slight hint of flowers which becomes more distinctive within consequent infusions. The smoky aroma will fade away same time when strong "hui gan" comes...
The spring tea material from arbor trees of Ba Da mountain processed in Zhang Lang village and later stone pressed into the cake by stone. Tea soup liqueur has very strong smoky scent , very slowly graduating but long lasting "hui gan".
Autumn harvest 2011 from Yi Wu arbor trees pressed into 2kg brick fitted in bamboo made basket. Very settled and sweet taste with touch of plums with very first infusion. Clean yellow tea soup has an energy although not like fresh autumn teas.
An interesting piece of 250g brick from good old comrades. The purple tea leafs were pressed and stored in Menghai for few years , then in Kunming , so it has a slight touch of wet storage but rather pleasant. ( not like HK or GZ storage ). Well balanced tea liquor is soft and offers pleasant fruity sweet mouthfeel with touch of "Mei Zi" - the Chinese plum.
"Da Ye" - big leaf , Sheng Puer from famous Mengku Rongshi tea factory. Spring harvest of big tea leaf variety is processed and pressed by stone in tea factory into the 500g cake. Tea with very light smoky scent and slow , but lasting Hui Gan. Kunming dry stored for many years and has developed settled matured taste .
"jia ji" - top grade in translation is suggesting that this well stored sheng pu-erh from Zhong Cha tea company should be the real deal. Sure it is. Full tea leafs carefully pressed release fruity scent even though the wrapper. Those notes are much intensive when brewing first infusions and sweetness through the many steepings with touch dry wood and hint...