Saturday, June 25, 2005

2001 Yi Wu Zheng Shan Ye Sheng Cha tasting notes

Wild green/raw small leaves pu-er from the Yi Wu Mountain is Yunnan. 350 gr approximately. Leaves are a mix of grade 1, 3 and 5. (See the pictures below. The darker color of the leaves and their sharpness on both sides of the cake. The proportion of white buds is reduced. All of which is characteristic of old wild pu er trees.)

Dry smell: A pleasant young orchid smell combined with a light sweet wooden smell of an ageing pu er.

Color: Very clear copper orange.

Taste: High level of sweetness. Much lower astringency than the 2004 Yunnan Qizi Bing. Hints of flower combiend with a sweet corn taste. Very persisting and comfortable after taste (yun).

For me, it is the equivalent of wine noted 92 by Robert Parker.

Advice: Is ready to brew now for those looking for a young pu er starting to mature. It will only improve further with age. Carefully flake the cake without breaking the leaves. Very concentrated, it's not necessary to use too many leaves.

Contact me if you feel like trying this Tea Masters' tea.

1 comment:

Cindy W. said...

I really enjoyed my first tasting of this tea. You can read about it on my blog. Here's the specific post:

Wild Pu er from Yi Wu, 2001.