Petrichor - Sheng Puerh Mid 90's - 1.5 oz
Clean, bright, brassy, smooth and full of light, Petrichor balances earthy wet leaves with healthy living wood. More the inner pith of an aspen tree than the leaves themselves, this well-aged sheng stands on the brink of old and new Puerh. A slightly spicy astringency of fresh wood gives structure to the smooth liquor. The taste doesn't linger long between steepings, but certainly leaves one wanting another cup. The Qi is gently settling and pervasive, well-balanced. We find Petrichor to be a nice aged sheng puerh for warmer days when one seeks the depth of aged Puerh, but wishes to stay on the edges of the forest rather than wandering into the depths. This tea also has more mature, larger leaves from older trees, which we believe lends depth to the Qi.