zaterdag 22 december 2012
Wild Lin Qui
The that I brewed today was given to me by Mei Lan a couple of weeks ago. It is named 'Wild LinQui' and is completely handmade. She told me that in the beginning she wasn't that psyched about it but now that it had the time to age for a couple of years it got a lot better.
The taste of this tea reminded me of young sheng puer. It had the same kind of bitterness, not that much bitterness in the way of contraction in the mouth but more as a none-active, tasty bitterness. Here and there some sweet, a bit vanilla flavours were spotted but they stayed well hidden on the background. I felt that the tea was muted a bit and stayed muted during the session, maybe because of it's age I should have heaten it up for a longer period of time? In the 2nd and 3rd brew, the tastes are developping some more but refuse to stand out.
Not sure what I have to think about this tea, I find it's flavour profile promising but lacking some pungency. I'll save the last bits of this sample to brew another time, hopefully it will open next time because it feels I found a beautiful flower but it refuses to open it buds!
Geplaatst door Rist Van de Weyer op 04:21