Eye of the Storm - Aged Gong Ting Shou Puerh Late 90's - 2.5oz
Small curly-cue leaves from old-growth wild trees. The liquor has dark golden-red edges around a deep, umber brown with an earthy aroma. This tea is remarkable because it has qualities of the five elements as well as other categories of tea. One can detect the minerals of a nice Yencha, the sheng jin (moistness) of Liu Bao Black tea, the buttery sweetness of an aged Shou Puerh, the tannin-rich slight bitterness of a fine Red Tea. The tea splashes to the upper palette and coats the entire mouth and throat, both characteristics of fine tea and healthy trees. A sweet fragrance and flavor of chrysanthemum rises on the breath in the aftertaste. In terms of flavor, one can taste flowers "in the distance", damp soil and leaves after the rain, and hints of sweet sticky rice. We particularly enjoy the balanced camphor flavors, marks of well-aged shou puerh. Eye of the Storm is beautifully balanced between yin and yang, moving evenly through the body and opening the emotions, leaving you feeling calm and focused throughout the day.