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This was part of a tasting set of six pu erh teas from Simply Tea, Aarhus. Tea no. 5, the next best out of six.

Region: Yunnan, China Price: 350 dkr – 100 gr
Purchased from: Simply Tea, Aarhus, DK, http://www.simplytea.dk
Steeping: 2 gr. pr. 100 ml, 98 degrees C, 1 minut, min. 4 infusions

thebloggen_IMG_7844_puerh_tasting5_YouLeMountainI like the colors in this picture…

thebloggen_IMG_7846… and in the wet leaves! Shades of green, brown, and black.

thebloggen_IMG_7845Golden elixir? Here my notes from a februar day last year:

1. brew. 10 sec. rinse. 30 sec. brewing. Water not warm enough? Rosa-dark salmon-colored liquor, TOO dark for a sheng puerh, a bit shallow taste. What did I do wrong?

 2. brew. Better orange color. A bit by a more pleasant puerh taste.
3. brew. I start to enjoy… Afternoon sunlight hitting the orange outside of the (russian!) porcelain cup… First spring day, have seen “vintergækker” og “eranthis” flowers, small, still close to the ground. Though chilly, windy, 4° C. Color of liquor even lighter now. All the No. 1.-4. from the Shu Puerh tasting set were TOO strong and moldy for me, never buy that stuff in the future (sorry, brother, it was a birthday gift for me)… So now No. 5 & 6 are SHENG = GREEN puerh, and expectations were high after all the website´s desription. But – y 100 kr. bing from Kinesisk Butik, Copenhagen, were better, and the 3,50 kr. mini tuocha from Carstensen, Aabenraa, are better, too. AM I doing something wrong –
4. brew. NOW we´re talking. Puerh CHARM, a strong mouthful of golden-red earthy but NICE clean. Only 10% sofa left… Reading the polish poet Szymborska: “Die Zeit rollte sich zusammen / in den Ringen der Bäume”…
5. brew. Smell of the wet leaves is now as a whole livingroom, maybe with pipe smoke, maybe my grandfather´s… and he present.6. brew. 60 sec. as the last one. Aftertaste fading, still good strong puerh flavour.

7. brew. 65 sec. Light orange color. Astringeancy I can feel on my teeth – after drinking 1,5 liters of tea…

BLUE HOUR, 6 o´clock p.m., reading about korean buddhism…

Best, Ulla

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