Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Tea Review: 2015 Xi Gui Puerh

2015 Xi Gui Puerh
Tea Type: Puerh
Origin: China, Yunnan Province, Lincang Prefecture, Xigui
Product Description: Not provided.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have a savory and spicy aroma with notes of green pepper, wood, moss.

The aroma of the copper orange infusion has notes of mushroom, moss, spicy pepper, earth, and a citrus-like tang.  The taste has rich and earthy notes of dried shiitake mushroom, wood, and a hint of pepper. 

While I haven't had the opportunity to taste this tea when it was still new for comparison, the depth of flavor suggests it has aged nicely.  By the second infusion, the color had darkened and the flavor became more bold with spicy, roasted green pepper-like notes moving to the front.  The earthy notes reminded me specifically of a shiitake mushroom-based dashi.  Many thanks to the Dawsons for this tea sample!

This tea was received as a gift from a third party.

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