Tasting notes from 2014
While this sheng pu’er is ready to enjoy, it is also going to continue to improve as the years go by. The orange liquor delivers a solid smokey nose with a hint of peat which can be rendered into the liquor if you steep it slightly longer (whiskey pairing anyone?) However if you prefer to keep the smoke out of the liquor (the tea liquor, focus!), our lighter infusions were absent of smoke, but had a bright tangy flavour. Both the short and the slightly longer infusions had a wonderful clean and fresh mouth-feel that left us refreshed and ready for more. The wet leaves have an interesting scent of cigarette tobacco whereas the gaiwan lid was cleaner, and a somehow familiar smell, but I can’t quite place it. For me the gaiwan lid was almost the most intriguing part of the experience.