Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Yunnan Sourcing Event: Iota (2013 Yunnan Sourcing Mang Fei)

This is a rather late, but still very blind, tasting of Yunnan Sourcing"Iota".

Dry leaves smell of a raw, heavy sweet, perfumy-mushroom odour which displays lots of depth.

First has a robust, distinctly nutty peanut butter taste. It tastes almost like peanut brittle, an interesting taste. It finishes with still a nutty odour and taste. This first infusion is quite uniform. It only offers a touch of stimulation to the front of the mouth.

The second infusion is much the same sweet peanut taste. There is a dry wood bark taste underneath it all. The tongue feels slightly dry from this tea.

The third infusion has muted florals under that distinct nutty flavour. The florals are barely noticeable and the nutty flavour has a tone of dry wood like last infusion.

The fourth infusion is again much the same, a bit flatter now and less nutty. The qi is of a mild type and the mouth feel gives the tongue a gentle grainy stimulation.

The fifth is more blandy-woody-nutty-grainy tastes it has lost most of its sweet taste and is instead a monotone tasting affair.

These simple, yummy peanuty tastes continued throughout the following infusions.

Guess: 2013 Yunnan Sourcing Jing Mai? It's primarily nutty flavour suggests this region is an outside possibility.

Actual: 2013 Yunnan Sourcing Mang Fei



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