2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g

5.0 stars  5.0  1 review  Added 25.01.2014 by Eternal Spring, Tea status: [326] A 16392x
2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g
2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g 2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g 2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g
2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g 2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g 2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g
2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g 2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g 2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g
2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g 2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g 2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g

Category: Pu-erh

Country: China

Province: Yunnan

Date of production: March, 2013

Producer: Cha Wang Shop Exclusive Products

Shop: Cha Wang Shop

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Description:

Lao Yu (老妪) : old woman

Material for this cake came from a small Bulang village in Bada mountain. This village have very small quantity of tea trees that grow in the forest. Trees are relative old, but farmers cut the branches when trees get too tall. Tea trees are kept at easy-picking height because the tea is picked and made by old women in this village. They follow ancient ways to produce tea. Many of them make tea only for themself.

We selected and bought good materials from different families. They picked one bud and two leaves. This tea is nice example of old-time puer tea and traditions of Bulang minority.

Taste of this tea is full, strong with bitterness, huigan is fast and sweet. Relative similar character with 2012 Myanmar tea cake we offer.


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Eternal Spring
27.03.2014 12:29:01
Eternal Spring

Great young tea "Lao Yu"

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This is an interesting cake from Bada mountains, which bears the name "Lao Yu" meaning "old woman". One of them became the main cover motif of all ChaWang Shop’s 2013 puerh cakes.

Old women are responsible for harvesting tea in Bulang community from which the tea originated. It is made of macho purchased from about 15 families who are in the care of the village tea plants growing wild in forests. Local farmers are cutting tea tree branches down to keep them short to allowed the older women comfortable harvests tea leaves from the ground. The volume of harvested tea is not great and is mainly intended for home consumption.

Cake smells very fresh almost like green tea. Wet leaves smell sweet. It is really nice, crisp and fresh scent.

Color of the first infusion is very light. The flavor evokes green tea and is generally lighter and just slightly bitter. The aftertaste is sweet with more pronounced bitterness. You can observe dryness on the tongue. Well, it's still a young tea even if it carries the name of "Lao Yu" :-)

The second infusion is giving more pronounced flavor. The aftertaste is bitter and sweet after honey. It is strong, long lasting and promising great potential for aging,

Huigan comes after the second cup and it is pleasantly sweet. Here come the energy – it holds in the chest around the heart and then reaches to the top of the head.

Tea, at first, behave as if nothing, but it has enormous energy. The first time I brewed the tea, it was after a day of skiing in the afternoon and even at midnight, I was still fresh. It is a true "strongman". I do not recommend drinking this tea in the afternoon, unless you plan to stay awake longer. Beware of dosage, sometimes I overdid it and I had to interrupt for a moment not to be sick. Also do not drink it on empty stomach.

Maocha comes from about 15 families and the taste may vary. It is good to buy a whole cake and sample it from different parts of a cake.

Finally, the best news. The price is only $14, making this tea a great favorite for buying the whole tong.

4g per 80ml gaiwan - flush - 15/5/7/10/12/15/20/25/30/40/50/60


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Eternal Spring
31.03.2014 14:59:20
Eternal Spring

I brewed 2012 Maynmar for comparison with 2013 Lao Yu and they are really quite similar, both in taste and also in energy. Very strong Cha Qi.

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Eternal Spring
09.11.2015 09:34:07
Eternal Spring

Lao Yu 2013 is now about 2,5 years old tea and out of this 1,5 year stored in Europe. Well, I would say that 2013 is more settled and there is more complexity in the taste. It also contains bigger fruity body. But it lacks this slightly matured character of Lao Yu 2014. There is still quite enough of chaqi and astringency.

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