Kind: New fermented puerh (shu)
Fermentation: Fermented (shu cha)
Fermentation level: Medium
Storage: Dry natural (Thailand)
Grade (leaf size): 1 bud for 3 leaves
Producer: Ming Lee
Format: 357g compressed tea cake
Origin: Wawee, Chiang Rai, Thailand
A very good classic shu cha, with a moderate fermentation which respects the typical character of puerh tea, in particular through very supple tannins but not totally melted which can recall the sensations in the mouth of a Hong Kong refining (but without the aromas undergrowth of the latter).
A sober and classic character emerges, reminiscent of the shu cha of the 1990s, with woody aromas, spices, hints of vanilla from old barrels, and even incense on the finish.