Free Tea Tasting Schedule
Free Green Tea Tasting, Saturday March 8th, 11:30am-2:30pm, 20% off for these teas during the tasting hours.
This week we will sample 3 different Puerh Teas, one raw (sheng), one ripe (shou), and one wild puerh from 2005. Each tea has a unique flavor profile and will offer a different drinking experience.
Xia Guan, This sheng puerh cake is made by Xia Guan, one of the best puerh factories in Yunnan. The large leaves are from Wu Liang mountain and this cake was compressed in November, 2008. As a younger cake, the flavor is powerful. Slightly astringent with a sweet after taste. This cake has a subtly smokey flavor, which dissipates after the first few steepings.
Da Yi, This shou (ripe) puerh is a classic recipe from Menghai Factory. This Da Yi does not have a strong pungency of a just-fermented cake, but has already mellowed a bit. When brewed this cake is sweet and rich. This is the perfect choice for those who already love the rich, earthy taste of shou puerh, but it is also a great one for beginners.
2005 Wild Tree, This puerh was made by the Long Yuan Hao Tea Factory of Dadugang. Picked from wild trees on Yi Wu mountain, one of the Six Ancient Tea Mountains in Yunnan, this tea was harvested and compressed in 2002. The infusion is very smooth, with a unique and lively jujube flavor from the natural aging process.
Upcoming tea tastings
March 15 - Oolong - Oriental Beauty, Da Hong Pao, Silk (May change depending on availability)
March 22 - Green - Dragon Well, Liu An, An Ji (May change depending on availability)
March 29 - Rooibos - Organic Rooibos, Honey Bush, Provence
All these three teas will be offered at 20% discount during the tea tasting time.