Understory – Ximu Mountain Shou Puerh – Yunnan, China 2013 - 1.5 oz
This is winter tea at its quintessential finest: dark, rich, warming, comforting and quiet. The body of the tea maintains a mellow smoothness called “yin wei” with nice structure and mellifluous thickness like milk. We find the sweetness of fresh spring water, healthy undergrowth and slight asperity. The cha qi moves inward, ostensibly dropping you into the earth. This is a tea for discovering aspects of the self that lie far beneath the surface. This tea is best brewed in a gongfu pot with small cups.