“Dian Sheng Puer” from Dian Pu Company, harvest 2005.
350-grams teacake of medium density easily separates into twisted brown leaves, buds and thin cuttings. The aroma is restrained, woody-and-fruity. The infusion is transparent, with a chestnut shade.
The bouquet of the ready-made tea is mature, woody-and-fruity with balsamic, autumnal and herbaceous notes. The aroma is deep and warm, complex, fruity-balsamic. The taste is rich and smooth, sweetish, with fruity acidity and lingering finish.
Steep the tea in a hot water (90-95°C) in a gaiwan or in a teapot made of porous clay. The proportion is 5-6 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 10 seconds. After that do short steeps (for 2-3 seconds) increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can steep the tea up to 12 times.
“Dian Sheng Puer” is an excellent example of aged tea with a multifaceted flavor, smooth texture and meditative impact.