Wednesday, October 15, 2014

White2Tea 2007 Repave Cake

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: somewhat dark, mottled greens and browns
Ingredients: puerh tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: dark amberish gold

Ah puerh, how I've missed you! I had heard a ton about this tea from friends on Steepster and Instagram. The base material was stored in Menghai for seven years before being pressed in 2007. The taste was vegetal with woody notes and a hint of camphor. There wasn't a lot of bitterness but it still packed a punch. It was slightly smokey but not unpleasantly so. The mouth-feel was fairly thick and brothy. I lost count after ten consecutive infusions but the leaves definitely could have gone for a few more rounds. One of the things that I love about +White2Tea is that they are very upfront and honest about the sourcing of their teas. For example, on this tea's page they say "We are unable to say with certainty the age of the trees, but the material is very good quality.". It's become far too common for companies to babble about ancient trees. Unfortunately it is now out of stock but there is more on the way.

2007 Repave Cake sample provided by White2Tea.

Several infusions into Repave from @white2tea. I may be tea drunk :-P #ilovetea #puerhaddict