Yum, this tea is delicious! The tea that I tried is again ordered from the company The Essence of Tea. It’s a 1992 DaY e Loose leaf Sheng puerh. It looks a lot different from the previous puer tea I had in my earlier post. The size of the dry leaves are bigger & the smell earthy and woody.
When I put them in my ceramic pot and poured the water, the leaves slowly expanded. The smell is again of earth, woods and surprisingly that of old books (in a good way!).
The color of the tea is of a light amber & clear.
After about 3 minutes of brewing, I had my first taste. It is smooth but with a touch of bitterness that has gently faded away with time many years ago. The aftertaste is clean & refreshing! I like the mix and found that this tea is a keeper for everyday drinking at home. I looked at the date 1992 and thought about what I was doing around that time. Seems so long ago….