Pu-erh Reviews

2003 Guangxi Liupao

Genre: Sheng/Green/Uncooked/Raw
Factory: Three Cranes
Vendor: M and J's
Reviewed by Mike Petro on 04/18/2004

Background   

Dry Leaf Appearence:   

Water to Leaf Ratio:     10g gr of Leaf in 475 ml of water

Brewing Method:    Boiling water - Aria Teapot. I used a little more tea than I normally do because of previous experimentation with this tea.

Wet Leaf Appearence:    Coarsely chopped dark leaves.

1st Steep    2 minutes - Smooth, bold, with a shade of green. Has hints that remind me of green peas. Dry, almost sweet, aftertaste.

2nd Steep    2 minutes - Smoother, milder, greenness is going away. Dryness is still there but sweetness is gone. Earthy tones are barely starting to emerge. I wish I would have done 3 minutes on the steep.

3rd Steep    4 minutes -Smooth, mellow, getting weak

4th Steep   

Subsequent Steeps   

Conclusion    While this is a black Puerh it tastes a little green like it was not oxidized as much as other blacks. I suspect that this is a black that will improve over time. I liked it enough that I ordered more.




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