529 Tasting Notes
2003 CNNP “Mengsong Qiao Mu Iron Cake” Raw Pu-erh tea review
ru yao drasgon teapot, gongfucha.
dry leaaf: musty, green, slight earth/fermentation
wet leaves: fruit (peaches), green, honey, spices, slight earth/fermentation
1x medium rinse
medium steep: i taste/smell; medium
-> fruit (peaches), honey, spices. slight earth/fermentation.
heavy steep: i taste/smell; strong
->fruit (peaches), honey, spices. light earth/fermentation. medium bitterness
all in all a wonderful tea! only down side is i wish there was a little more earth/fermentation taste. but hey, at least i know how it tastes in a sheng now :D
i rate a 99
Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Honey, Peach, Spices
so i used half portion of my 2013 Yunnan Sourcing “autumn ye sheng” raw puerh tea and quarter portion of my Kunlun mountain snow chrysanthemum tea.
two words:Just lovely.
i can taste the right balance of the smokiness of the sheng and the earthiness of the flowers
roughly 20g ttl
2004 King Mai Ye Yunnan Yunnan Puer Tea Brick 2kg Early Spring tea review
Gongfucha ru Yao dragon teapot.
Dry leaves: musty
Wet leaves: earthy, light fermentation, fruity like berries.
2x medium rinses
Medium steep: I taste/smell; light
-> cream, milk. Medium -> fruit (unknown), earth/fermentation, camphor, mushrooms.
Heavy steep: I taste/smell; light
-> milk, cream, fruit (unknown). Medium -> camphor, earth/fermentation, mushrooms, mud. (I accidentally over steeped this steep this time around, but it turned out not as bad as I thought it would… Just thought id let you know)
All in all, this is is a nice tea. the aroma, the taste, the cha qi… Lovely. So I rate a 90.
Many thanks to AllanK for this sample.
Flavors: Berries, Camphor, Cream, Earth, Fruity, Milk, Mud, Mushrooms, Musty
2002 aged wild Liu bao 803 review
Dry leaf: green, veggies, cut grass. I never smelled a raw puerh like this before! ( this is a raw puerh right?) what is it that I’m smelling?
Wet leaf: im so confused! Is this a raw or ripe? If this is a raw, it smells cool aged. light earth/fermentation. heavy autumn leaves
Just found out it might not be a sheng or shou :( I was hoping this is what aged sheng would smell like.
My friend says it could be a black tea or an oolong and a small chance it could be a sheng
So now I hear it’s a hei cha.
Well sadness aside, on with the review
1x medium rinse
I let it sit for about a half hour to 45 mins.
Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium
-> earth/fermentation, autumn leaves. Light camphor
Heavy steep: I taste/smell; strong earth/fermentation, autumn leaves. Light to medium camphor. Light mud.
All in all this is an amazing tea! The taste, aroma and cha qi is amazing. I rate a 100!
Many thanks AllanK for this sample!
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Freshly Cut Grass, Green, Mud, Vegetables
Kunlun mountain snow chrysanthemum flower tea review
Dry leaf: floral, dill, red/green peppers, ground pepper.
Wet leaves: floral, dill, red/green peppers, ground peppers.
Medium steep: I taste/smell; strong dill. Medium
-> red/green peppers, ground pepper
Heavy steep: I taste/smell;
Medium dill and red/green peppers. Light ground pepper and floral.
Gives me a buzz right about now…. Somewhat pleasant, somewhat not.
All in all, an amazing tea! The flavours, aromas…. Just lovely. I rate a 100.
Flavors: Bell Pepper, Black Pepper, Dill, Floral
1996 Cnnp “green mark te ji” ripe puerh cake review
Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha
2x 15s rinses
Wet leaves: slight earth/fermentation smell, Old books and autumn leaves. Light musty smell
Medium steep: I taste/smell;
-> earth/fermentation, old books, autumn leaves. Light -> camphor.
Heavy steep: I taste/smell; medium to strong
-> earth/fermentation, old books, autumn leaves. Medium -> camphor.
All in all this is an extremely tasty tea! The aroma, the flavour, the qi! I rate this a 100!
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Musty
a great tea! i am not doing a full review on this tea as its not good enough IMHO as i cannot taste the mao cha easily. i mostly taste the buds… although, it does taste great and smells great too, (leaves/buds and brewed tea.) i will share the other half with one of my close friends.