Pu Er and Aged Tea

Pu Er, Liu Bao and Liu An are the main representatives. "Sheng" type Pu Er has the characteristic of improving over time while "shou" Pu Er undergo an accelerated fermentation which gives them a characteristic earthy taste. Some Wulong also undergo an aging process and their woody notes combine very well with their smoothness.

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Hualien 1980

Here is one of those little aged jewels from the Hualien region on the east coast of Taiwan. Tinted khaki, the leaves of this thirty year old wulong, once rinsed, offer generous aromas of damp wood and spicy cigars. Its soft liquor flows gently on the palate spreading its sweet (beet) and metallic (prunes) flavours. The finish is deep and subtly mineral.

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