570 Tasting Notes

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The first thing I noticed about this was the fermentation flavor, it was thick with it. It was also sweet and relatively tasty. This is definitely a good puerh but needs some aging to mellow out. I put it through eight steeps and there was fermentation flavor even in the eighth steep.

I brewed this eight times in a 120ml gaiwan with 10g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec.

Flavors: Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
paxl13

Out of curiosity, I’ve never had a tea from the current year! Is it drinkable or its like a over smoked tea where it mask everything?

AllanK

It’s drinkable but the fermentation flavor is powerful. Those with an aversion to fermentation flavor best avoid this one.

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Not sure what I think of this one, didn’t gongfu it, just brewed it western style. No energy to gongfu it. It’s not bitter and fairly sweet with a taste I just don’t know how to describe. I have very little experience with white puerh and may have over steeped it at one minute. It’s a very light weight tea, I weighed out about nine grams and brewed it in my Glass Perfect Tea Maker.

Preparation
9 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85

This is a tasty but smoky tea. I brewed this one western style this morning and added some of the tangerine peel. I don’t know how smoky it would have been had I used only leaves. I only used about a gram of tangerine peel or less and it is quite smoky. It is a pleasant smoky though. It is good. If you have never tried tangerine peel puerh it is different, almost but not quite another class of puerh. The best way I can describe it is that it is a sweet smokiness as opposed to a plain smokiness.

I brewed this tea one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 9g leaf and 1g tangerine peel with boiling water for 30 sec after giving it a ten second rinse.

Flavors: Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 9 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
Cwyn

Unfortunately due to the calcium channel blocker I take, citrus stored Sheng is off limits for me. So I silently enjoy it while reading reviews and try to imagine the flavor.

AllanK

I did not know citrus would interfere with that.

Cwyn

Citrus will triple the efficacy of calcium channel blockers. Apparently one of the components interacts with the citrus which prevents the clearing of the drug from the body. All medications are eliminated from the body up to a certain point, and dosages are based on the doctor knowing the stats of how much is automatically eliminated. So the dosage is based on how much you need versus how much will get naturally flushed out. If the flushing has interference, there is no way to know how much is too much. Also, the effect from the citrus can last 3-5 days. I’ve thought about going off the pill for a number of days in order to consume something citrus (like the fruit my sister sent me from Florida), and then wait another 5 days to start up the pill again. But when I go off the pill I swell up from water congestion and it is too uncomfortable.

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86

Thank you Ubacat for this sample. This is somewhat malty and somewhat sweet. It is not bitter, it is not astringent. This is a very tasty black tea. This is one I would buy at some point, after I have drank down my supply of black tea in general.

I brewed this once in an 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 min.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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95

This tea from Berylleb King Tea is the best ripe tea I have drank in a while. It was sweet with very little fermentation flavor, just a little in the early steeps. At one point I detected a fleeting note of wet wood but just for a moment and just in one steep. This tea changed a lot over ten steeps. It was slightly bitter at first but that quickly went away. I am not sure how to best describe the sweet notes in this tea, the words dates or plums are usually used but I couldn’t quite pin it down. Regardless I am glad I bought this tea. It was not one of Berylleb’s cheapest nor was it their most expensive. While at ten steeps I had had enough tea I am sure there was more to the leaves. I would bet I could have gotten another five steeps out of them.

I steeped this tea ten times in a 170ml Yixing Teapot with 11.1g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. This was excellent and naturally sweet puerh tea.

Flavors: Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 11 g 6 OZ / 170 ML

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91

I decided to add this to the catalog rather than review it under the 2014 Autumn link. This was a very enjoyable tea. There was bitterness in the early steeps as well as a slight sour note that took a while to go away. This is a fairly punchy, in your face kind of tea but it mellows out after a while. It is strong tea. Stronger than the Misty Peak autumn tea for sure. I will see how this ages. There were some sweet notes in there too, not sure how to best describe them. The usual is to describe them as apricots or stonefruits. These may fit, not entirely sure.

I brewed this tea 10 times in a 150ml gaiwan with 6g leaf and 200 degree water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. If anyone wants to buy this tea it is still available in the 100g bing, the 200g bing is sold out. Get it now if you want it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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84

This is excellent but not spectacular tea. Is was sweet and thick with fermentation flavor in the first couple of steeps. It mellowed significantly over ten steeps. It was not weak even after ten steeps. I used a lot of tea so I am sure I could have gotten a few more steeps out of it. I liked this tea but I wonder if it is really ancient tree as claimed. So many teas make the claim to be something they are not.

I steeped this ten times in a 170ml teapot with 14g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, and 45 sec.

Flavors: Earth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 14 g 6 OZ / 170 ML

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89

Thank you Wymm Tea for this sample. This is quite good. It was earthy in the early steeps and had a nice sweetness. I have seen others describe this as having mushroom notes, not a bad description but I am not certain. I am certain I like this tea. I gave this tea ten steeps but could have gotten a few more out of it certainly.

I steeped this ten times ini a 120ml gaiwan with 7g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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86
drank Oolong Peach by Miss Tea
570 tasting notes

This is another tea bought from the Coffee and Tea Festival NYC the other day. It is quite good. It has a mild peach flavor and a sweet aftertaste. So far all of her teas have been good. I have one of hers I have yet to try. There is little in the way of bitterness or astringency to this tea.

I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 min.

Flavors: Peach

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I am Allan. I live and work in Long Island, New York. I have been amassing a tea collection for nearly two years and have spent way too much money. I now try to buy mostly Puerh as I like it most and it lasts nearly forever. Black tea has a habit of going bad. If anyone is interested in tea swaps I am open to ideas and have quite a cupboard.

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