Qianjiazhai 2016 Gu Hua Loose Sheng (Verdant Tea)

My first time trying gongfu style, since I bought a gaiwan today! 🙂

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Quick thoughts on Puerh (from a tea bag)

Found a red Chinese tea bag in our cabinet that had 普洱茶 on it! I hadn’t tried puerh tea before, so I brewed it (after finding, to my surprise, that the tea bag actually had loose sheng in it). A few thoughts:

  • ruddy color
  • thick, unsweet
  • tastes like unsweetened 豆腐花

Given that it was just from a tea bag I stumbled across in our cabinet, I don’t know how close that taste was to real puerh, and whether it was raw or ripe. I did like it, though. Now I’m even more excited to try real puerh.

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