“Wan Ling Tea House is the coming together of tea lovers from opposite sides of the world. Our aim is to bring carefully selected loose leaf teas and a wealth of collected information together. Giving people the chance to better understand and explore the fascinating world of tea.” The first tea I tried from them was one for the books.
Ingredients: Unblended Raw Puer
Steep Time: 1 minute
First Sip Thought: “Comfort in a cup.”
Aroma: The dry smell is pleasantly of pine wood. When steeped, a hint of the scent reminds me of when a fire is about to be lit, or perhaps even just of freshly cut wood.
Taste: Harvested in 2014 and a product of Yunnan, China, the taste of this Ji Di Ancient Tea Tree Sheng Puer is very nice and mild. It steeps a bright cooper liquid as shown in the image above. It is thin and softly textured. As the infusions increase, I notice a texture that reminds me of soup broth. Wan Ling Tea House’s tasting notes describe a cooked bean taste, and this might be where that comes to play. However, I feel like I am settling more on hints of barley specifically. With this, I feel more full from each experience this tea has to offer.While enjoying each sip, I am picturing a colder evening out in a wooden cabin with a crackling fire and soft jazz in the background. As the flavour of this tea builds, it becomes more reminiscent of a warm, hearty vegetable soup which is exactly something that I would usually enjoy in that setting. I would most definitely suggest this as a tea to invest in. It will take you on an adventure.