We have reached the last episode of guides to every kind of tea. I had been stressed these places may be too "old-hat" for experienced tea drinkers but also believed they were significant to have here for newcomers. Thank you for hanging in there people! !
|An average sheng cake, silvery buds combined with darker greens and browns|
|An average shou pu-erh cake, darkish with more damaged leaves|
Shou and Sheng are handled likewise in the first phases of processing. After harvest the leaves are withered and pan-fired. The heat level is large enough to to create oxidization into a near arrest but it's not quit entirely. They can be subsequently rolled, device or manually, and then dried in sunlight. The completed leaves are described tough tea, or as mao cha. Uncooked mao cha consumed and might be marketed as-is but it's most often steamed and compressed right into a cake.
Shou puerh subsequently gets one more measure of wet piling called& nbsp pairs. The leaves coated to be able to steadfastly keep up a damp environment and are sprayed with water, efficiently developing a tea compost. Valuable bacteria like Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium spp. As do microflora as well as yeasts play a job in this method. This man-made fermentation procedure was devised as an easy method to immediately repeat the aging procedure that will happen in rather old uncooked puerh in 1973.
Both varieties are extremely distinct from each other in flavor and that I discover that a lot of folks is going to have solid preference for the other or one. Sheng is styptic and smart with floral notes and sophisticated vegetal. It can be very bitter but is additionally understood a come back sweetness, for hui gan that people would feel inside their throat. Uncooked pu-erh is frequently described by me as a green tea extract that hits you in the facial skin, but in a manner that is really fine.
Shou pu erh might be described as incredibly dark and earthy (believe woods floor after it rains) but it is going to normally possess an all-natural sweetness with almost no astringency. In the event you discover an excellent quality one, notes of darkish cocoa as well as fruits can appear. Ill tea that is processed could be quite so disagreeable that it borders on fishy be careful of purchasing from sources that are anonymous.!
What's your favourite area for puerh? I'd like to know in the remarks about it!