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