Today I am reviewing an 2007 CNNP 8891 Red Label Pu-uerh Tea Cake.
Vintage: Spring, 2007
Origin: Nan Jian, Yunnan, China
I brewed this tea in a small Yixing teapot using standard bottled water.
Steeped for 15 seconds.
I probably should of kept to my typical 20 second brewing time, but I opted for 15 seconds this time, and it resulted in a very light tasting tea.
I honestly can’t taste that much on this steep.
Light floral notes, but not much else.
Steeped for 20 seconds.
Light floral notes, light wood notes, maybe a bit of raisin.
Still extremely light tasting for an aged pu-erh tea.
Steeped for 25 seconds.
A clean tasting aged tea note has shown itself.
Very smooth, not bitter at all.
Just not much flavor here.
Flavor notes: Flowers, earth, spice, raisins, minerals, but weak in flavor.
Steeped for 30 seconds.
It does begin tasting more like a classic puer tea here, but unfortunately, it’s still brewing a little weak, and I prefer a stronger tasting cup of tea.
This tea could probably continue to brew for several more steeps, but the tea seems to brew rather slowly.