554 Tasting Notes

100

i can’t help but say this. WHAT A LOVELY TEA!

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90

i just noticed i have the 2013 version… but anyhow, this tea has aged well in a few months. quite smooth and mellow

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100

so this is now my second most favorite shou after nian jian phoenix ripe puerh mini brick

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100

Smokey spice black tea by 52teas review.

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf: spicy, star anise, cinnamon.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BKI_Q8oBz0F/

Wet leaf: same but intensified.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BKI_UxYhdKF/

Light steep: I taste/smell; light -> cream, cinnamon, basketballs?, brand new nike shoes? Both In a good way. Note: Must have lapsang souchong in it.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BKJAffiB2Qw/

Medium steep: I taste/smell, light cream. Medium -> cinnamon, basketballs , brand new nike shoes.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; medium cream. Strong -> cinnamon, basketballs, brand new nike shoes.

All in all a very yummy tea. Nice blend and lovely cha qi. I rate a 100 even though I’m not much for blends.

There must be some lapsang souchong in there. I love that tea.

Many thanks to Anne of 52 teas for the free sample.

Extra photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKI_IfThyfT/

Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Cream, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 tsp 6 OZ / 165 ML
S.G. Sanders

I think I have this one here. I might give it a go in the morning and/or this weekend. :)

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100

2015 Red shroom – shou puerh by w2t review.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ0vIXcjSrs/

Yixing engraved Dragon teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf: musty
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ0vN9FjTpB/

Wet leaf: weak sweetness
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ0u969jnco/

2×10s rinse

Light steep: I taste/smell; little to no fermentation taste. Slight -> earth, cream, sweetness. No bitterness
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ0u369jMvy/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; little to no fermentation taste. Slight cream. Light -> camphor, mushrooms, earth. Medium sweetness. No bitterness.

Heavy steep, I taste/smell; little to no -> fermentation taste, cream, Bitterness, sweetness (after). medium -> camphor, mushrooms. Medium to strong earth.

All in all, a mixed bag of aromas and tastes. I love it! Surprise each steep! Ok cha qi. I rate 100.

I will definately order from white 2 tea in the future.

Extra photo: maybe if i eat it, ill grow big like mario and luigi!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ02AQLDrdj/

Flavors: Bitter, Camphor, Cream, Earth, Mushrooms, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Bai shu (or sha?) xi imperial grade tian Jian review:

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfu cha.

Dry leaf: musty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJYEXBMDvz3/

Wet leaf: musty and smells like a black tea.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJYGokBDvPo/

1x light rinse

Light steep: I taste/smell; light
->musty, honey, spices, earth. I’m not sure if this is a sheng or a black tea. It has a funky name like a puerh would so, I’m thinking this is a sheng. Correct me if I’m wrong.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJYGlC2jbiw/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium funky -> earth, musty, honey, spices. I’m Totally confused now.

Heav steep: I taste/smell; medium
-> earth, honey, musty, spices.

Can someone please tell me what tea this is? It is lovely with a strong somewhat unpleasant cha qi. So I rate an 80

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

An awesome brew :) I taste strawberries, blueberries among other things. This stuff is like fine wine, champaign and apple cider all mixed togeather! So lovely. a great fermented tea!

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100

2006 fengquing chun yun ripe puerh cake review:

engraved dragon yixing teapot, gongfucha

1x long rinse, 1x short rinse.

dry leaf: musty
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHSId1mhx8y/

wet leaf: earth/fermentation, musty.
(old pic)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHSKmQJB4gZ/

light steep: i taste/smell; slight cream. light -> earth/fermentation, caqmphor.
(old pic)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHSKrtBhrKE/

medium steep: i taste/smell; light -> camphor, cream. Medium Earth/fermentation.

heavy steep: i taste/smell; light cream, medium camphor, strong earth/fermentation.

all in all, a lovely tea! nice taste, smell and cha qi, very sweet throughout the session.

bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHSIWC4BZ78/

http://www.teavivre.com/haoji-ripened-pu-erh-cake-tea/

Flavors: Camphor, Cream, Earth, Musty, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 10 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
Kirkoneill1988

forgot to say i used 10g

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98

Jingmai by zhao Zhou tea review.

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha

Dry leaf: fruity, musty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIfmEldDtCQ/

Wet leaf: fruity, musty, spices.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIfp-2Zj9pd/

1x long rinse.

Light steep: I taste/smell; slight honey. light -> grass, metallic (unknown), sweet.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIfocD1jc8w/

Medium steep, I taste/smell; slight spices. Light —> honey, grass, sweet, metallic (unknown).

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; light -> spices, honey. Strong -> grass, metallic (silver? Iron?), sweet.

All in all an awesome tea. Great taste, aroma and cha qi. A tad bit plain so I rate a 98.

Definitely recommend.

Many hanks to zhao Zhou teas for this lovely sample.

https://zhaozhoutea.com/product/jingmai-2012-no-816/

Flavors: Fruity, Grass, Honey, Metallic, Musty, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

2013 yunnan sourcing blue snake cha tou ripe puerh brick 250g review.

Engraved dragon teapot gongfucha

Dry leaf: musty, earth, fermentation, roses.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIIdU3aArg4/

Wet leaf: same but intensified.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIIda35gW8j/

2x medium rinses.

Light steep: I taste/smell;
slight -> cream, mushrooms, marshmallows. Light -> camphor, roses, metallic (copper).
Medium earth/fermentation.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIIdXmzg861/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; slight cream. Light to medium -> camphor, roses, metallic (copper).
Medium earth/fermentation.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; light -> cream, mushrooms. Medium -> camphor, roses, metallic (copper). Strong earth/fermentation.

All in all a wonderful tea. Lovely taste, aroma and cha qi. I have not had this tea for over a year. I’m glad I bought two bricks. One for my place and one for grandmas place.

Bonus photos:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIIfyNiAN6A/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIIdPRIAwpY/

Bonus video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIIgk4xgsZw/

Flavors: Camphor, Cream, Earth, Marshmallow, Metallic, Mushrooms, Rose

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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