It's probably unfair to simply qualify this 1999 raw 7542 puerh from Menghai Tea Factory as 'raw energy' only. After all, it has aged over 16 years already. Its flavors are complex (wood, camphor, earthy notes...). Its taste is rich and surprisingly sweet when it's well brewed.
At the beach, however, there's that one component that really outshines them all: its raw energy translating into a very long, powerful aftertaste!
Whaaoooh! It's good to feel alive and kicking on the beach! With this raw puerh tea, it feels like a communion with the energy of the sea and the sun.
I often drink tea to have a kind of paradise feeling. Pure and simple. So it feels so nice and natural to brew this great puerh when I'm in a paradise like place!
I live in Taiwan since 1996 and have been studying tea with Teaparker. He's a worldwide tea expert and author of over 30 tea books. The study of tea isn't just theoretical, but it's also rooted in daily practice. It's a path of continuous improvement. As my brewing technique improves I get access to better teas and better accessories. These things go hand in hand. My blog documents my learning since 2004. And I have set up an online tea boutique with my selection of top quality teas, accessories and tea culture.