gasninja wrote:2004 Wisteria Qing Yai (Nannuo). I think this tea is just starting to turn a corner into its second stage of maturity, but is still hanging on to its youth.
futurebird wrote:I'm drinking this:
Yunnan Chit Su Bing Cha - Puerh Tea Cake, Raw 2006
http://www.teakingdom.com/Pu-erh-Tea/Yu ... e.tpl.html
but I got it on ebay for much less. (maybe it's fake? I don't know.)
I really like this tea, it's leaves are quite green and young once infused with water. The first steep is quite bitter and dry. But after that it is smooth and sort of sweet with just a hint of greeness.
I steep it for only a moment with very hot water. I can get 6 infusions like this. I'm using my 120ml pot with about 4g of leaves (very full once they hydrate)
It's not a good idea to let these leaves sit in the water, it won't get darker but it will get bitter.
The cake is not very tightly packed, it was easy to break off large chunks and keep the leaves whole.
I don't think I'd pay $40 for this... but keep an eye out for it!
I wonder how it will age?