Fire Phoenix

Shu Pu Erh 2010

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    The wood taste and smell is not for me, maybe for some wet wood enthusiasts but not for me.

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    Intense wood, curry powder, leather, savoury note.

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    Thick mouth texture, strong minerality with scent of hot wet stones, a little salty. Feels cleansing after a fatty meal. Interesting.

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    Wet wood, dry earth, and autumn leaves. Woodiness comes through the most.

    Recommends this tea
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    Not fishy at all. Woody and earthy, really smooth. Sweet 3/4 of the way through with a smoky (more like ashes rather than a bonfire), earthy and minerally aftertaste. Very good.

An excellent and affordable cooked PuErh made from very young leaves and buds making it a Royal grade ripe tea. This PuErh has been ripened really well with no unwanted molds developing. The taste is clean without any of the fishy aromas of poorly made or badly stored ripened tea.

Clearly ageing does not have the same transformative effect on ripe as it does on raw PuErh but storing the tea for a few years really allows the mustiness caused by the ripening process to dissipate. This Fire Phoenix has been stored since 2010 making it ultra clean tasting and smoother than the freshly made ripe PuErh.

It makes an excellent digestif after a heavy meal with its cleansing and cooling richness and minerality. The perfect go-to ripe PuErh for everyday drinking.

Menghai Puer Tea Loose Leaf 2010

Ripe Shu Pu Erh Tea How to Brew

Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
Water
Temp
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
99°c
210F
5 10 +5 20 0.8 120 +30 7
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