2010 Xing Hai Raw Beeng Cha from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Pu-erh

Where to Buy:  Canton Tea Co.

Tea Description:

Another classic puerh from Xing Hai, made from authentic leaves, grade 5 –7, harvested from the large, mature tea bushes of Meng Hai.

A good quality raw puerh, it will keep improving for 10 years or more. For best aging results, store in a well-aired location with a constant temperature. The Xing Hai Beeng Cha is a young puerh and shows the classic characteristics of mild flowery notes with a traditional bittersweet finish. It will develop more woody notes as it matures.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but the more I am sampling different Pu-erh teas, the more I’m realizing that I really do like them.  I still suffer a bit from a couple of bad experiences concerning Pu-erh, but, really, the number of good experiences I’ve had outweigh the number of bad at this point.

unfortunately, it's too overcast to see much of a sunset today, just a sliver of orange in the distance ... and not very easy to see in this picture.

This is a really nice raw pu-erh, quite sweet with pleasing floral notes.  I don’t think I’ve had a pu-erh where I really noticed such well-pronounced floral tones before.  Usually, I taste earthiness, and yes, I taste that here too, but, I don’t think I’ve had a pu-erh where the focus is more on the notes of flower over the notes of earth.

The sweetness is very molasses-like … in fact, had I not prepared this cup myself, I would have thought that whomever did prepare it for me added a dollop of molasses to the cup.

Overall, the cup is very smooth – no bitterness, no astringency – and it has a very mellow character.  A very enjoyable cup of tea, I find it to be an especially enjoyable tea to enjoy in the early evening while watching the sunset.

One thought on “2010 Xing Hai Raw Beeng Cha from Canton Tea Co.

  1. Roughage says:

    I’m pleased it is not just me that likes this tea. I just wish I could afford to stock up with enough to last me the rest of my life. It would make for an excellent experience to sample it each year and see how it had developed.

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