Pu Er and Aged Tea
China

Pu Er Sheng 1996 Menghai

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Product code: CSTVI-80
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Here is a loose leaf Pu er from the Menghai region which has since aged under dry storage in Hong Kong.

The infusion of the large leaves, in multiple shades of dark khaki, fills the air with the fragrance of damp undergrowth and camphor. Its liquor is full and mineral, having a vegetal character (lichen) nuanced with accents of burnt wood and acid fruits.

It's slightly spicy finish (cinnamon) is marked by a generous persistence of tannins.

  • Cultivar: Da Ye
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Gong fu cha technique
balance Quantity / 250ml of water
2
thermometer Temperature of infusion
95
Rinse leaves
  1. Pour water, at recommended temperature for the infusion, on to the leaves.
  2. Allow leaves to soak for 5 to 10 seconds.
  3. Strain off the rinse water and begin your infusion.
lined-clock Infusion length 1
15 - 25 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 2
10 - 20 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 3
20 - 35 sec
Teapot method
balance Quantity / 250ml of water
1
thermometer Temperature of infusion
95
Rinse leaves
  1. Pour water, at recommended temperature for the infusion, on to the leaves.
  2. Allow leaves to soak for 5 to 10 seconds.
  3. Strain off the rinse water and begin your infusion.
lined-clock Infusion length
4 - 5 min
Flavour wheel To better identify the aromatic notes of each tea
Floral Fruity Wooded Earthy Spice Vegetal

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