Tea: Da Xue Shan 2010

A Pu-erh Tea from Farmerleaf (Bannacha)

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of Da Xue Shan 2010
Brand:Farmerleaf (Bannacha)
Style:Pu-erh Tea
Region:Yongde, Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Compressed
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Review of Da Xue Shan 2010

AromaFlavorValueTotal
8 of 104 of 54 of 587 of 100
ExcellentGoodGood Value

Bit hard for me to describe this tea, as I have just recently started my journey through the wonderful world of Pu-Erh teas.

Dry leaves:
losely compressed big leaves, few stalks. Dark green color with lots of brown and even some hints of silver. Refreshing and clean flavor, traces of tobacco fragrance (pleasant even for me as a non-smoker). Quite a bit of smoke, like passing yesterday's campfire.

Cup:
very clear and brilliant. At first orange tinged yellow, later infusions turned out a bright greenish yellow. Lighter color in the cup than the leaves' appearance led me to expect. Taste is the hardest part for me with this tea. The overall impression of freshness and vegetal power (reminding me of Darjeeling First Flush, tasting of the tea shrubs' joy over the return of spring) made it hard for me to concentrate on the taste sensation. Perhaps something like the refreshing light bitterness of green Gunpowder tea with an Assam tea's depth and body. The commercial description states sweetness, which I can not detect (but didn't crave).

Wet leaves:
Big but wonderfully tender leaves. Green with slight traces of oxidation. Good workmanship!

Overall impression:
Energetic freshness, yet not overpowering. Long aftertaste and very harmonicpleasant mouthfeel.
Being the first tea from Bannacha I have tasted (am working for another tea company), it has set a high standard for this new online shop to live up to with the other teas I have ordered from Bannacha.

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