Today I am reviewing 2007 Yi Pin Tang “Yi Wu Zhi Chun” raw puer tea, obtained through Yunnan Sourcing.
Sadly, they sent me a lot of loose material, and only one piece of solid tea cake.
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Brand: Yi Pin Tang
Vintage: Spring, 2007
Origin: Yiwu, China
I used exactly 7 grams of material using standard bottled water in a small Yixing teapot.
Gave it 2 rinses, once for 10 seconds, and then once for 5 seconds.
Steeped for 20 seconds.
Brews a golden-amber orange.
The texture feels quite smooth and lubricating, although not particularly thick.
Some moderate astringency, and a light note of lemon, upon a background of autumn leaves.
Steeped for 25 seconds.
A little stronger in flavor, with damp forest tree notes.
The storage seems relatively clean on this tea.
Steeped for 30 seconds.
The mineral notes are strong here, like wet granite.
I still detect a slight lemon ester note in the flavor profile, and it seems to linger a while.
Flavor notes: Autumn leaves, lemon ester, damp forest, wet granite.