Got inspired by Western Europe No. 1 topic of the day, the fluffy white material changes a gray day into pure white beauty. Well, Hangzhou is not that blessed, even so its Winter, but I ran a simulation by preparing Snow Bud and Moon Light White Pu-erh tea side-by-side.
Today there are roughly 800 kinds and sub cultivars of Wuyi Rock Tea, but some are close to extension or super rare and locals only know about them. To name a few “The eyebrow of Laojun”, “The Lingua of Sparrow”, “The ignorant of Spring”, “Golden Keys”, “Palms of Buddha” or “White Daphne”, but more commonly know cultivars and by some grouped as “The Four Kongfu Masters”
The rinse to wash and awaken the tea fill the air with floral and slightly forest fragrances while the soup colour is already mature orange tones. Since we are nine thirsty aspirants, each tasting round consists of two pouring and not longer than 10 seconds each rinse. My first several cups let experience two dominating tastes, a fruity one, direction raspberry and a gentle rather complex tone of not fully faded bitterness and sweet camphor after taste.
The quite stable sensation and rich mouth feelings lasts and after the fourth round some nutty honey hints can be recognized as well as a bit earthy, less camphor after taste. In the end we cooked the leaves, extracting a soup where drupe hints could be perceived.
The tea trees are moistened by moving clouds,
so the powder of their flowers look pink, but not well distributed.
The bright moon comes to visit Yu Chuanzi,
and the spring of Wuyi mountain comes after the breeze.
The new shoots of the tea trees are so fresh and pleasant,
but they need to wear no cosmetics.
Don’t laugh at the joking poem,
the excellent tea should always praised as beauty.
South to the majestic Wu Liang Mountains 无量山, a part of the Heng Duan Mountain range 横断山脉 and situated next to the gentle streams of Lin Cang river 临沧江, the ancient city called Pu'er 普洱 flourishes still today. Most time of the year fog and clouds embracing the city, which is well known for its plentiful agricultural products.