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2014 Norbu White Buds - 250 g Sheng Pu-Erh Tea Cake Mi Lan Dan Cong - Fenghuang Oolong Tea Mei Zhan - Anxi Oolong Tea 1990's Loose Leaf Sheng Pu-Erh Tea
This beautiful White Bud Pu-Erh Bing Cha is composed entirely of hand harvested, pure silvery-white buds from Yunnan Da Ye (large leaf) variety tea plants grown in Yong De county near China’s border with Myanmar. It was harvested in the Spring of 2013 and processed at a small facility in this rather remote area of Yunnan. It was compressed in late October, 2014 using traditional stone presses.
This Mi Lan Dan Cong is comprised of long, beautifully twisted deep greenish-black leaves with a light aroma of toasted grain. When infused, the light amber liquor has, as the name "Mi Lan Xiang" (honey orchid aroma) suggests, an aroma reminiscent of honey and orchids. In the cup, the medium to full bodied infusion delivers bittersweet, woody, honey, floral, roasted grain and dried-fruit flavors against the backdrop of a pleasingly assertive but not biting astringency. The bittersweet, floral elements build steadily sip after sip into the gloriously long-lasting finish for which Fenghuang Oolongs are so prized.
This tea is comprised of reddish-brown, loosely ball rolled leaves with a mild, woody aroma. When infused, it produces a reddish amber liquor with the woody & plummy aromas common to moderately aged oolong tea. The medium bodied infusion has a nice fruit-tinged peaty/aged flavor that balances nicely against elements of aromatic wood and dried fruit. The finish is peaty & sweet with elements of dried plums and moist, sweet pipe tobacco.
The dry leaves are a mix of deep browns to blacks with a slightly dusty appearance and an earthy aroma. When infused, the clear, dark reddish-brown liquor has a distinctively "old," almost peaty aroma. The infusions carry elements of "old" from the aroma mixed with earthy flavors that play nicely against the assertive backbone of semi-aged raw Pu-Erh Tea.