Old Temple Yiwu, Jiu Miao, Sheng Puerh 2020
Old Temple Yiwu // Jiu Miao // 2020
25g Sample or 400g Cake
From Yiwu, Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China.
This tea is organically grown!
A looser pressing of very satisfyingly large twisted and curled leaves with a good distribution of silvery buds and leaves of olive green tones and tan brown hues. The wet leaves giving fresh and bright orchid fragrances and juicy aromas brewing a yellow gold tea soup with excellent clarity. Medium body with a rich and thick nature, clean flavour coating the mouth, smoothness and a mellow fresh grass taste, its sweetness very prominent and a touch of astringency in the background very nicely balanced. Leaving a lasting warmth and a delicious rounded orchid flavour. This is a young sheng that satisfies and delivers above its station for sure, approachable and easy drinking, one to keep returning to. A great tea for drinking now or suitable for aging.
From smaller tea trees growing untended as part of a rich and biodiverse natural forest, the trees are of a reasonable age and were selected for their benefits from growing in such a clean environment, delivering a great quality and flavour profile in the finished tea. The leaves have had good clean processing and storage, pressed in 2020 by Essence of Tea.
Brew Guide For Cup ~ Gong Fu Style
Tea 3 teaspoons (8g of tea)
Water/Temp 100ml / 85*c
Brew time 1st a quick rinse of leaves, pour away, 15-20 seconds + for infusions thereafter
Reinfuse leaves to taste 4 - 6 times +
If purchasing a tea cake, Preparation:
With care, prise the cake apart using a sharp knife or pick. Gently prise the required amount of leaves from the cake, taking care not the break the leaves. Then separate into loose leaves, and you're ready to brew.