“Shu Puer from Big Trees”, 2019 harvest.
In appearance: medium-sized flagellum twisted reddish-brown tips. The aroma is intensive, nutty with a hint of baked chestnut. The infusion is dark chestnut-red.
The bouquet of the ready-made tea is mature, nutty-and-woody, with notes of rustic bread, baked chestnut, ripe leaves and dried fruits. The aroma is deep and viscous, complex. The taste is rich and smooth, velvety, sweetish, with a slight woody astringency and bitterness of dried berries.
Steep the tea in a hot water (95°C) in a gaiwan or a teapot made of porous clay. The proportion is 6-8 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 10 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 2-3 seconds) increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can steep the tea up to 9 times.
“Shu Puer from Big Trees” is an excellent tea: rich, smooth and versatile. It will get even better over the years if stored properly.