Long Live The Queen 2019 Yiwu Raw Puer
$6.50 – $298.00
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Without expecting to add another Yiwu tea for 2019, this tea changed our plans fairly quickly. As someone who has been sourcing around Yiwu long before our days said, this tea is reminiscent of how the “old Yiwu” flavour used to be.
Made from old tree Lao Jie material, this tea has a great lasting fragrance, pleasant huigan, and pleasing price to match. It’s an excellent choice for those looking to step up their puer game from the budget level, but still without the bank account-draining effect of premium teas.
Picking period: Pre-April 4
|Dimensions||16 × 16 × 1 cm|
This tea for me was a great example of what a “classic Yiwu” flavor is. The aroma on the early steeps was more savory but there was some floral aftertaste and on the exhale a floral aroma. The texture was medium viscous. I would describe it as oily rather than thicc. I started to notice some tea energy building up after the second and third steeps but it never got to strong. Not much changed throughout the session other than the long lasting sweet aftertaste being replaced by some bitterness and astringency. Yiwu teas are known to age very well and I think this one would would definitely age well.
wingnut4096 (verified owner) –
You can tell that this is a Yiwu tea the second you smell it – even with the wrapper still on. The aroma is deeply lush and reminiscent of honey. As is usually the case with Yiwu, the sweetness is the strongest flavor, but this is certainly a very complex tea. A slight floral flavor and dense forest floor aroma really compliment the sweetness. I’m very much looking forward to aging this tea and tasting it in a few years.
Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner) –
//Eyes Dry Leaf
Yellowy-silver hairy buds, beautiful warm colored leaves
//Nose Dry Leaf
Classical Yiwy smell. An humid sunny summer day at the farm with hay everywhere. Floral touch
//Nose Wet Leaf
Very pleasing! Delicate flowers and hay
Artisanal apple juice
Oily, thick and long lasting in the mouth
Strong taste of hay, steamed vegetables and clean clothes
Freshness (coming from the clean clothes)
//Eyes Wet Leaf
Silky, myriad of green hues
Faster heartbeat. Cerebral activity
1 gram per 20mL of water at 95C. 13 seconds + 3 second
Softer taste throughout the session
This is indeed what one could call a classic Yiwu tea. It has that sort of thick floral sweetness and a nice soft texture. It is fairly consistent throughout the session but also not that complex you could say.
The wet leaf aroma is floral, a bit grassy and it includes notes of bay leaf, compost, thyme and a light smokiness. Taste is well integrated with next to no flavours that stand out. It is sweet, floral, and very fragrant with hints of nutty oil flavour. The liquor has medium to full body with some astringency and it induces a cooling feeling in the mouth. What follows is a very nice huigan and a warm sensation spreading throughout the body.
I sat drinking this tea today and noticed a peculiar flavor hanging around the back of my mouth. So very familiar, what is this taste I wondered. It took me a few minutes to pin point it, but aha! Cereal! What kind of cereal though? Fruit loops! It is fruit loops that I taste. In a very good sort of way. Someone described a honey like taste, but for me it is fruit loops and I logged in to right my first review just to tell you all this. This tea is savory, sweet, milky, and floral. It is a very good tea, well balanced, little astringency, nice and oily. My only complaint is the price, but I guess that’s just what you have to spend on good tea these days. Great design on the label too, wish I had a cake to put on display.
NM (verified owner) –
Very punchy Yiwu, unique! Super tasty tea – balanced texture, flavor profile, fragrance. 5/5
Angeline Teng (verified owner) –
A relaxing and calming experience is how i would describe it. This tea has a soft, flowery scent and a thick mouthfeel. The perfume that lingers in your mouth after swallowing the tea is enjoyable and reminds me of a flower infused honey drink. Is this what huigan means? Can’t wait to bring it out another time for tea session with friends.
/Simple yet complex/
Josh (verified owner) –
Gentle sweetness with some nice complexity from steep to steep. Starts out with a bit of a floral astringency and warm fruit, before some of that astringency blends into light buttery greens. The texture was a constant throughout – oily and pretty dense. I could see this being an easy tea to lose track of time with, I sure know I did.