Tea Selection: 2006 Little Golden Melon Shu
Location: Retail: China.
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
White2tea was created by passionate Puer devotees.
We conduct business with a simple philosophy: if we would not drink it, we will not sell it.
Our approach to sales is minimalist.
No flowery descriptions of flavors. No fairytale stories about monks and tea masters. no bullshit.
We provide the tea. The experience is up to you.
We are based in China.
Read more about White2tea on their website: HERE.
These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.
Time and Temperature Guide:
Tea Temperature Minutes
Black 95°C / 205°F 3 – 5
Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4
Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3
Herbal/Tisanes. 100°C / 212°F 5 – 15
** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.
Raq Puer Material
COSTS: $1.99- 19.50
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
From their website:
2006 Little Gold Melon [xiao jin gua] shaped Ripe puer tea. This an easy way for new beginners to Puer tea to try ripe Puer! Creamy, sweet, and accessible, the individually wrapped 20 gram melons are convenient to carry for travel, easy to give as samples to friends, or great to grab on the run.
This quality ripe tea is ideal for brewing a big pot of Puer tea for dimsum or Sunday brunch, or can be broken in half for small sessions at the home or office. We recommend breaking apart the little melon before brewing, due to its tight pressing. Alternatively, use an extra long rinse to wake up the tea.
The little gold melons can be purchased individually by selecting the 20 gram tuo, or as a sleeve of 10 melons (200 grams)
Prior to brew: Interesting tea with a slight leather scent
Brewed: A dark brewed liquor.
Scent: Smells like leather, the scent you smell when you walk into a quality shoe store.
Flavor: Not a bitter tea at all, almost antiseptic and that taste of the smell of leather.
Sentiments: This is a powerful tea, when you pull it apart it does not come apart like most pressed teas. It came apart in clumps and brewed into a lovely deep liquor.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “9“.
Till next sip…