Today I decided to go digging through my tea samples and came across one that simply had the number 2 on it. I vaguely remember doing that with some of
my samples when I was repackaging.
I really have no idea why I decided to be so cryptic. I knew there would be a key somewhere so being curious, I decided to brew some and see what I could tell. Dry leaves obviously came from a puerh cake. Looks sheng to me.
Once the water hit the leaves, I knew for sure it was a sheng pu. Brewed up a nice color.
Taste was a bit astringent but not too bad. Had a bit of
lingering sweetness. Rather pleasant compared to some of
the shengs I've had. It gave out a bit earlier than I would have liked but it was overall quite pleasant. It seems like a bit more age would be good for it but it may not be suited for long-term storage.
Ok, so now I have to know what it was I just drank. Time to go digging around looking for the key I made for these samples.
And it is....
2007 Mengsa Arbor Raw Pu'er Cake
(according to my key anyway...)
Very interesting. I didn't mean to have myself do a blind tasting but it was really fun anyway.