Reviews

Teavivre Fengqing Wild Tree Yesheng Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake 2013

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: dark green, tightly compressed
Ingredients: puerh tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: deep gold

The last year or so has been a major period of puerh discovery for me. Up until now I was rather terrified of this category because the examples that I tried years ago were really terrible. Thankfully I now have companies that I trust like +TeaVivre. I’ve tried a few of their puerh from Fengqing and they were all very good so I was really excited to dig into this one. It stayed sweet throughout all of my infusions but developed a strong, stimulating astringency in the middle. There was a pleasant earthiness and it never got offensive or unpleasant in any way. I always love Teavivre’s upfront honesty in their tea descriptions. This line is a great example:

As the workers use iron pan for fixation, and roll the tea with their hands, the leaves do not have good looks as machine-made leaves. Yet regarding on quality, this Wild Tree Yesheng Pu-erh Cake is a green food from nature, in the mists and clouds on high mountains. It is a tea worth being in your collection list.


If I didn’t have so much tea on hand already, I’d consider buying several cakes of this. For $62, it is a bit of a steal because it’s drinking great young (relatively speaking) and 357 grams goes a long way.

Fengqing Wild Tree Yesheng Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake 2013 sample provided by Teavivre.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.