|(First steep after two quick rinses)|
After two quick rinses at just under boil, the first drinking steep is just warm and delightful. Not a negative element to mention, just warming and easy and full of good cheer. Second steep, the same, flavors are changing slowly as the tea awakes. The infusion get better and better. It may not be a complex enough Puerh for more seasoned drinkers, but for a newbie this would be a perfect introductory tea into the world of Puerh. Had I started with this as my first Puerh, I would have gotten on the band-wagon far sooner instead of tip-toeing around Puerhs for months as I have been. This one is full of a smiling, happy-to-know-you kind-of Chi! And let's not 'bury the lead', as you can see in this photo this Big Blessing is a mere $4.00 for a ten gram sample.
Let's see what the Hidden Peak website has to say for themselves and their Big Blessing, shall we?
- Vintage: 2008
- Category: Shou
- Format: Beeng Cha (round tea cake)
- Leaf Grade: Blended
- Growing Region: Tengchong
- Seed-grown, organic plants
- After-matured (1/2 year) and stored by the tea masters who made this tea
Damn, really? Ok, I am not there yet, so while I don't know how 'electric and alive' it is, I know I love it, and frankly, it kind-of feels like it loves me back, so yes, alive I can see, contemplative we shall find out. At only the fourth steeping it is just now coming into its own, who knows what contemplative things it might have to say to me. I am all ears. And, of course, open lips!
|And lastly here is steep four, my new best friend of the day...|