Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tea Review: 2007 9081 Sheng Shi Zhong Cha

2007 9081 Sheng Shi Zhong Cha
Alan Laszuk Private Reserve/Yunnan Branch China Tea Import and Export Co. Ltd.
Type: Puerh
Origin: China, Yunnan Province
Product Description:  Hong Lian Yuan Bing Cha is one of the seven tea cakes in 9081 Sheng Shi Zhong Cha (9081 Prosperous Times) tea cake series.  This series is Yunnan Tea Import and Export Co. Ltd's year 2007 flagship product and was compressed using high quality tea leaves from Xi Shuang Banna area.

Temperature: 190° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an earthy, mossy aroma.

The infusion is pale yellow with an aroma of hay and notes of moss and earth.  The taste is light, smooth, and earthy.

This puerh was very light in flavor, color, and aroma throughout three steepings of increasing length.  I would like to try this again at a higher temperature to see how the profile changes.

This was tea was provided as part of a workshop.

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