Sunday, July 27, 2014
2006 Langhe 9579 Ripe Pu erh
I am impressed with the pu erh produced by Langhe Tea Factory. The ripe and raw cakes I had drank (see my earlier blogs) were to me, very good and this ripe cake I had opened was not a disappointment either.
This is a 2006 Langhe ripe cake. Unlike wines where names are given to the wines, pu erh cakes are named with a 4 digit number, which in this instance is 9579. Yes, it is quite difficult to remember these numbers especially when these numbers are only used by a specific tea factory, and tracking down such teas may be a challenge when you are in a teashop.
This Langhe 9579 has a nice strong wood and herb scent. I like this tea as it is a nice tea to brew and drink in the evening. Very smooth and has a calming effect after a tea session.
Singapore readers will be happy to know that Amoy tea (relocated to Block 48, Sims Place) has some of this inexpensive tea in their stock.