Saturday, August 12, 2006

Wild Pu-erh Qizi Bing 2003, Yiwu, Yunnan

Wild Pu-erh Qizi Bing 2003, Yiwu, Yunnan. Courtesy of Stephane Erler -

Special thanks to Stephane. Here is my tasting note of this Pu-erh tea.

Tools used as in picture.
Water: boiling
Tea quantity: 1 gram
Dried Leaves: Greenish brown, sign of aging green pu-erh; young white haired mixed with mostly matured large leaves; smells like well aged smooth tobacco with light fragrance.

1st brew: medium amber color, a lot of wild pu-erh taste, fragrant with some fermentation taste, no astringency, no sour or bitter taste, good sign of good tea, looking forward to 2nd brew.

2nd brew: medium amber color again, still a bit of the aging pu-erh taste, fragrance is getting more intense, 10 minutes after drinking, a lingering sweet wild floral taste roaming inside of the mouth, very enjoyable, crisp clean texture while and after drinking tea soup.

3rd brew: light amber color, very clean texture in mouth, no aged tea taste, fragrance is still intense, lingering sweet taste with fragrant aroma can be detected with every breath.

4th brew is similar to 3rd, I got 7 good brews out of it. The clean crisp texture made me feel like the next day after a dental cleaning. Very lovely tea, the wild pu-erh fragrance is very floral like the scent after a summer afternoon shower.


Stephane said...

I'm glad you liked this wild puerh. It seems you have gotten it right. Boiling water and only 1 gram! Excellent! Thanks for trusting me on the brewing parameters.
Have you already tried water from your tetsubin?

Imen said...

Seems like you and I both like lighter tea. Myself prefer light fragrant sweet tea instead of the intense strong type. I find that with more tea leaves, it's more likely to taste bitter. Even a hint of bitterness ruins the flavor.