Today I am reviewing a Wu Liang Mountain Wild Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake from Yunnan Sourcing.
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea: Wu Liang Mountain Wild Arbor Puer
Vintage: April, 2020
Altitude: 2300 Meters
Origin: Zhong Cang village of Wu Liang mountains, Jingdong county of Simao, China
Yunnan Sourcing states that this tea is from 200 year old tea trees growing naturally on steep hillsides and ridges. They also mention that it is some of the highest altitude puer tea in the world.
Amount of Tea: 7 Grams
Brewing Vessel: 120ml Clay Teapot
Type of Water: Bottled Water (Reverse Osmosis)
Rinse Time: 10 Seconds
Steep Time: 20 Seconds – 30 Seconds – 40 Seconds
Malty, yet sweet and sugary, with a bit of a fruity tang.
Beyond the malt and honey horizon are fresh fig, earthy forest flowers, lychee, molasses, dark spice, green moss, and wood notes.
A pleasant earthy bitterness clings to the palette, but it’s smoother than some other puer teas.
The tea broth has a reasonably thick texture and a relatively complex flavor.
Flavor notes: Malt, honey, fig, earthy forest flowers, lychee, molasses, dark spice, green moss, and tree trunk.