HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2

4.0 stars  4.0  1 review  Added 30.09.2013 by Eternal Spring, Tea status: [266] A 2382x
HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2
HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2 HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2 HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2
HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2 HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2 HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2
HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2 HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2 HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2

Category: Pu-erh

Country: China

Province: Yunnan

Harvest: spring 2013

Shop: PU-ERH.sk

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Description:

nicely balanced bitterness with a breze of sweetness, beautiful honey-fruity aroma, pleasant and pure feeling after swalowing the tea in the mouth, in the second brew there is already the richness and dense texture of the tea soup, already after a few sips a steady aftertaste, or rather taste sits on the tounge with a mounth-drying effect, the cup gives parfume like scents, the next brews are tough and syrupy, condense flavours, I would describe in overall the taste as rounded, softened bitterness with fruity background

this spring hand-pressing of pu-erh cakes was done in a very skilled manufacture in Yiwu, is more tight than previous years, there is more work for me when taking apart the tea leaves for samples, but for long term storage the tight pressing will allow keep longer the aromas, the tea leaves won't dry that much, during this tighter pressing the man standing on the stone press needs twice as much time to have the leaves trample down


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Eternal Spring
11.11.2013 10:51:37
Eternal Spring

Quite bitter

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The tea was part of Sheng 2013 Blind Tasting Set

The sample is quite compact and firmly pressed. Smell of wet leaves is distinctive, floral after lily. The first infusion is bitter. I am using the colder water for the second infusion. Bitterness is still present, but does not increase. The tea has a full flavor, really robust. Hui Gan is intense. It has a great energy.


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„Then there is the more nuanced problem of what to do with the samples. It’s quite easy to say that sampling widely will give you experience in tea drinking. In practice, however, that’s not so simple. Of course, trying all kinds of teas will most certainly give you experience. However, it is experience on a relatively shallow level. Certain kinds of teas, such as really bad or really good teas, will probably manifest themselves quite readily. Others, however, are not so obvious. It is actually easier to try teas if you, say, cup them, but then it becomes work and the process is not very enjoyable. This is, ultimately, a hobby, and not a job (for me anyway) so taking the fun away like that is basically missing the point.“

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Source Web: MarshalN. A Tea Addict’s Journal: Blogging seriously about tea[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.marshaln.com/>. [q892] [s95]





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