481 Tasting Notes

100

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfu:

Dry leaves: smells musty and slightly earthy.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BACqRWMp48r/

Wet leaves: smells like wet fall leaves, Forrest floor and earthy. Slightly musty.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BACulu8p44Y/

Light steep: I taste light earth and light fall leaves. Medium camphor, No mushrooms and minor minerals.

Very tasty!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BACsMW7p4yM/

Medium steep: I taste earth, medium camphor, medium mushrooms, medium minerals, strong Forrest floor and strong fall leaves.

Quite tasty!

Heavy steep: medium minerals strong earth, strong Forrest floor, strong fall leaves, medium mushrooms and medium camphor.

Extremely tasty!

All in all, this tea is still amazing.

I still rate this tea a 100! Definately recommend this both western and gongfu style! :D

janchi

You make this sound gorgeous! – I’ve never tried brewing puerh up western style, I thought it would make the tea way too strong and stewed-tasting, but I might try it out on a couple of samples I have – what sort of parameters do you use for that?

Kirkoneill1988

well i suggest you don’t use more than 5g of this nan jian phoenix tea (for western style). 1 min steep should be good. but remember, whats good for me may not be good for you, so experiment. as for other shou. its really an experiment.

i hope this help. im not really good at explaining this :(

janchi

‘Course you are! That’s exactly what I meant – how long you steep it for :) I usually go for very short steeps getting a bit longer each time, but I’m keen to try out the way other people brew their teas, to get a new perspective (and possibly an even more delicious cup!) :)

Kirkoneill1988

that’s a good plan :D

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100

i haven’t had this for like 2 or 3 months now. has slightly better taste than before :)

(side note: i updated my cupboard)

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100

Ru Yao dragon teapot gong fu.

Dry leaves: light to medium musty.

Wet leaves: slightly more musty, old books,

Light steep: light minerals, light camphor, light earth, medium sweetness.

Yummy!

Medium steep: slightly more camphor, slightly more earth, light minerals. Medium sweetness.

Even more yummy!

Heavy steep: medium camphor, light minerals, medium sweetness. Medium earth, just under medium old books.

Best to steep heavy. Yum!

All in all this is an amazing tea!

I rate 100 and strongly recommend this tea!

dry leaves
https://www.instagram.com/p/BACz4xop42p/

wet leaves
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAC2Kmwp477/

liquid
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAC0SSVp43o/

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Mineral, Musty, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 tsp 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

this time i brewed for one minute:

stronger than the last but still quite mellow. still, i love this tea!

i recommend this tea for those who like mellow shou puerh :)

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100

an amazing tea!:

when i smell the tea leaves dry, i smell earth, mustyness and a bit of dui wui (fermentation smell).

when i smell the leaves wet, the smells are intensified (minus the mustyness).

when i smell the brewed tea, i smell some earth (quite mellow)

when i taste the brewed tea, i taste light earth.

the color of the brewed tea is a amberish brown.

i rate this tea a 100 because its mellow.

even though the description says its very strong and has a camphor taste, i dont really notice that. oh well i still enjoy this tea! :D (note: ill try steeping this longer and add a new tasting note).

Flavors: Earth, Musty

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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100

I used my new teapot today.

When I smell the leaves dry, they smell musty and very smokey like a BBQ or campfire.

When I smell the leaves wet, I smell honey, spices and lots of smoke like a BBQ or campfire.

Light steep:

The color of the brewed tea is a light yellow. I taste flowers, light honey, light spices and little to no smoke.

Medium steep:

The color of the brewed tea is a medium yellow. I taste little to no flowers. I also taste medium smoke, honey and spices.

Strong steep:

The color of the brewed tea is a dark yellow. I taste strong smoke, honey and spices. No flower taste.

This tea is a lot similar to 2013 yunnan sourcing autumn ye sheng.

I rate it a 100 because it’s just awesome and tasty!

Flavors: Campfire, Floral, Flowers, Honey, Smoke, Spices

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100
drank Midsummer Peach by Hyson
481 tasting notes

When i smell the teabag dry, i smell peaches.

when i smell the teabag wet, the smell is intensified.

when i smell the brewed tea, i smell peaches.

when i taste the brewed tea, i taste peaches.

i rate this a 100 because it is yummy!

many thanks to Hyson tea co for this free sample

https://www.shophyson.com/product/midsummer-peach-tea/

Flavors: Peach

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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80

a great tea!:

when i smell the leaves dry, i smell peppery grass.

when i smell the leaves wet, the smell is intensified.

when i smell the brewed tea, i smell peppery grass.

when i taste the brewed tea, i taste peppery grass and some bitter-sweetness.

i also note that this tea can get bitter when steeped grandpa style. i also am not sure if i taste butter notes.

the color of the brewed tea is a light olive and goes to a somewhat dsrk yellow when steeped grandpa style.

i rate this tea a 80 because its great, but im not much for the taste of green teas unless it’s long jing (dragonwell)

many thanks to “enjoying tea” for this great tea

http://www.enjoyingtea.com/chmeegrtea.html

Flavors: Bitter, Grass, Pepper, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 10 g 6 OZ / 190 ML

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100

this is the best youngest shou puerh i have ever had!:

when i smell the leaves dry, they smell musty.

when i smell the leaves wet, they smell like earth.

whe i smell the brewed tea, i smell mellow/smooth earth.

when i taste the brewed tea, i taste mellow/smooth earth and sweetness.

the color of the brewed tea is a chocolate brown color.

i rate this a 100 because its just lovely!

many thanks to sherri for this amazing sample.

http://shopmandalatea.com/2015-rama-lama-bulang.html

Flavors: Earth, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
Garret

While we have plenty of this in loose leaf, we also have our second shipment of the 200f cakes coming in “any day now”. They are out of customs and on the way. I am happy you enjoyed it, Kirk. I am a little obsessed with this ripe tea, myself! Grateful, Garret

Kirkoneill1988

awesome, how much for a cake?

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