Cock-a-doodle-doo! Wake up, because it’s tea time! For today’s tea, we’re going to pay close attention to the cockiest tea in White2Tea’s fall line-up. That’s right, this tea is not just any cock of the walk, it’s the 2017 Year of the Rooster. After settling in the roost for the past several months, I figured that this feather needed to flock into my tea pot. Since this tea is named after the year of the Rooster, does this tea cluck or giblet when brewed? Lets find out…
Water Temperature - Boil
Demensions - 6.5g in a 100ml glass tea pot
Beeng Price - $49.00 USD
Number of Steeps - 12
Steeps 1 - 4
Year of the Rooster first started out with a light texture as a hay/grass-like tasting note made its way past my tongue, and echoed an ever-so-slight sweetness in the throat. After a few more steeps, a light medicinal undertone made itself known. By the third infusion, this tea began to get a little thicker as it’s texture started to feel a lot like velvet, and by the fourth infusion, it was beginning to take on a broth-like body.
Steeps 5 - 12
Year of the Rooster continued to expand as its body kept thickening. By the sixth infusion, this tea resembled a broth — not only because of its velvet-like texture, but because of how savory the medicinal and hay-like tasting notes became. However, around the tenth infusion, it finally began to lighten up. After the twelfth infusion, I was starting to feel light-headed as this tea’s energy made its way though my body. After nearly two liters of water later, this tea was completely spent and was time to be put away…
Year of the Rooster is a 2017 Fall sheng puer by White2Tea. One thing I liked about this tea was how thick this tea’s body was. At one point, it was more of a broth than a tea. Another aspect about this tea that I liked was how long this tea stayed thick for. Even though I only got twelve infusions out of it, this tea was still bold for nearly every single infusion. However, it seemed evident that this tea blend was made with the intent of having texture, mouthfeel, and energy.
Overall, Year of the Rooster was a good send-off to White2Tea’s 2017 Fall production line, and left a good impression as far as energy goes. I would recommend this tea to those who love strong characteristics of being thick and savory. With the 2018 productions underway, one can only expect that Year of the Dog will bring many great things with it…