An old puerh, yet distinctively sheng type.
I feel alert but mellow at the same time, with a slightest heaviness in the chest which could be the caffeine effect.
Consistent strength in brew after numerous steeps. Must be from an old tree with such strength in minerals.
Gives a brew with a slight astringency or tartness, but has a mild sweetness in the after taste that resembles a green fruit on the tastebud.
Most definitely a day time tea.
Right from start it's clear this one has some age on it, from the sight and smell of the leaves.
The taste confirms this, as it already feels semi-aged, with some extra 5 years of age on it.
The taste is classic HTC fruity-prunes, appropriately aged between the HTC cakes and the 2014 mao-cha, so it is worth a try just to see the continuum of aging taste!
It is also a good, subtle semi-aged tea from old trees with good qi and many steeps
Today I went to visit workers in the village. They are so hard-working, building plastic boats. But that is not about them. I grabbed the first pu-erh cake from the shelf in the morning. It turned out TeaSide 0360. Well, there were no facilities for tea ceremony, so I cooked it. Oh, what a dense infusion it has. I cooked 2 liters, for seven people, repeated in a couple of hours later. So it was already evening, the guys called me: what did you treat us to?) They got drunk like from energy drink, they’d been working hard from dinner, no way to stop at all)
The aroma of dry tea reminded of the forest after the rain, after warming up the leaf and the first brewing the tea opened with notes of plum and a dry green apple. A very beautiful amber tint of infusion. The taste is restrained, but having some distinctive Thai "core", gives off a sweet aftertaste with a light tartness.
Not bad. Effective. Immediately begins to be felt on the tip of the tongue. There is the aroma of the bottom of the cup. During drinking - tartness, after - turns into sweetness. In comparison with 0381 by the quality/price ratio this one is not worse, can be even better, especially after some aging, IMHO.