Sunday, June 2, 2013

2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Qiu Yun" Wild Arbor Raw Pu-erh tea of Yi Wu mountain

From Yunnan Sourcing $17 for 250 g

This tea is a really nice production by Yunnan Sourcing. This is what I think of as a great example of a raw puerh, especially for someone new. Its not so much that it is a great tea as it is that it is one of he most solid representations of raw puerh I have had. It was much more forgiving when brewing than many raw pu-erhs. Also not overly complex where I feel like there's something I should be appreciating but am not. For a beer analogy I think of this teas as the Pabst Blue Ribbon or Budweiser of raw puerh, and I mean that not in a derogatory way, quite the opposite. In my opinion, in the current market of raw puerh that seems to be dominated with rare but more expensive greats and flooded with fairly bad examples it is nice to have this bedrock around.

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