Lao Banzhang 2004 Bamboo Tube

5.0 stars  5.0  1 review  Added 09.08.2013 by Eternal Spring, Tea status: [242] A 3738x
Lao Banzhang 2004 Bamboo Tube
Lao Banzhang 2004 Bamboo Tube Lao Banzhang 2004 Bamboo Tube Lao Banzhang 2004 Bamboo Tube
Lao Banzhang 2004 Bamboo Tube Lao Banzhang 2004 Bamboo Tube Lao Banzhang 2004 Bamboo Tube

Category: Pu-erh

Country: China

Province: Yunnan

Harvest: 2004

Shop: PU-ERH.sk

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Lao Banzhang 2004 is a pu-erh pressed into bamboo tubes. Mighty and rich tea soup reminds us its great power and true origin. It's making is not masterly but back in 2004, when LBZ was not that which is today, they did no care much about good tea processing. In spite of this one could taste and have a feeling how LBZ could develop in almost 10 years of storing. Stored in Taiwan.


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Eternal Spring
09.08.2013 16:22:35
Eternal Spring

Lao Ban Zhang from the Bamboo Tube

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Tea was tightly pressed into bamboo, so it is very compact. I am steeping the first infusion for 20s after rinsing. Wet leaves smell distinctly like overripe fruit. Although it is a 9-year-old tea, the scent is pleasantly fresh. The first brew is slightly sweet with a soft astringency on the tongue. Hui Gan. I can feel start of cha qi. The second infusion, full ripe flavor, very fruity, slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Third infusion - very full bodied taste, complex flavor, bitterness is fading away, very strong Hui Gan. Fourth infusion - there are menthol tones in the smell of wet leaves and also in the infusion. You can sense the cooling effect in the mouth. Bitterness in the aftertaste is gone now, remains a pleasant astringency and sense of dryness on the tongue. The fifth infusion - the taste is still very rich, complex, full-bodied. The sixth infusion - I forget my tea when writing e-mails and steeped for about 2 minutes :-( very full of flavor, bitterness is back, strong taste of menthol …but liquor is still drinkable :-) ... 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th infusion – still giving tasty brews. It was very nice tea time, a great experience. I am pleased beyond measure and I am giving 5 stars.

7g, water 95°C, rinse 10s – 20s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 2min, 45s, 1min, 2min, 3min, 4min, 5min


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„Bitterness
Broad leaf variety (Sinenesis Assamica) is high in natural constituents; polyphenols, caffeine,theine, etc. A particularly bitter flavour is a special characteristic of the Broad leaf variety, but it is important that it transforms quickly and does not linger. This is a mark of good quality Puer. NB there is a sub-variety in Yunnan - Var. ku cha which has different characteristics and does not transform in the same way.“

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Source Web: Zhi Zheng Tea Shop. How to Identify Good Puerh Tea[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.zhizhengtea.com>. [q766] [s84]





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