Today I am reviewing a Jinggu sun-dried silver needle white pu-uerh tea cake.
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea: Silver Needle White Pu-erh Tea Cake
Tea Varietal: Camellia Taliensis
Vintage: Spring, 2020
Origin: Yang Ta Village, Jinggu, China
The cake itself is beautiful and is comprised of large, loosely compressed tea buds.
This tea supposedly has minimal processing, using simple sun-drying methods.
I broke the tea cake apart with a puer pick, but you could definitely break this tea cake apart by hand if necessary as it has a rather loose compression.
Amount of Tea: 5 Grams
Brewing Vessel: Small Glass Pitcher
Type of Water: Spring Water
Rinse Time: 10 Seconds
Steep Time: 30 Seconds – 40 Seconds – 50 Seconds
It’s a somewhat mild silver needle white tea.
There are notes of jasmine, vanilla, honey, hay, and citrus peel.
Notes of pumpkin and black pepper developing later on.
Flavor notes: Dry hay, jasmine, vanilla, honey, citrus peel, pumpkin, and black pepper.
You can watch Stephen Colbert drink the 2017 version of this in the video below: