Yunnan Sourcing 2012 “Shang Chun” Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake Review

Today I am reviewing a sample of a Yunnan Sourcing 2012 “Shang Chun” raw pu-erh tea cake I received.

Tea Specifications

Brand: Yunnan Sourcing
Vintage: Spring, 2012
Origin: China


Amount of Tea: 7 Grams
Brewing Vessel: 120ml Clay Teapot
Type of Water: Spring Water
Rinse Time: 15 Seconds
Steep Time: 30 Seconds – 40 Seconds – 50 Seconds

You can tell right away that the tea has some age on it.

There is a lot going on in the flavor profile.

There’s a noticeable smokiness to it.

The general flavor is peppery vegetation, with a light sweetness, and notes of spice, toasted grain, smoke and flowers.

Slight notes of citrus peel developing later on.

Light to moderate astringency.

Has a nice lingering taste even after it is drank.

Flavor notes: Vegetation, pepper, spice, toasted grain, smoke, flowers, and citrus peel.

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson is the founder and chief editor of the Professional Tea Taster.

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