Monday, September 16, 2013

2013 "Wu Liang Ye Sheng"

Purple puerh from Wuliang mountain. I've only had purple tea from Yiwu before so it was interesting to try one from another region. It tastes and feels much like the ones from Yiwu with it's purple flavours of grapes and blue fruit/berries but with a Wuliang base instead of Yiwu. It is also a fair bit lighter in its body. In later brews I find something which reminds me of olive soap, but not in a bad way. It is very mild and easy to drink kind of tea. These purple teas lacks the pungent taste and bitterness that ordinary fresh sheng often have. It is not a bad tea, but maybe a bit too boring.