515 Tasting Notes

100

2012 Nan Jian “Certified Organic Mini Brick” Ripe Pu-erh tea * 100 grams

Ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha:

Dry leaves: musty
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDLqxgdp4zH/

Wet leaves: strong earth/fermentation.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDLrpG3J413/

I rinsed one long rinse and let leaves sit for a while

Light steep: I taste/smell; Light earth/fermentation, minerals, wood, forest floor and autumn leaves.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDLrl7OJ41v/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium earth/fermentation, forest floor, autumn leaves, mud, minerals and wood. Slight camphor and metallic tastes.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; heavy earth/fermentation, forest floor and autumn leaves. Medium mud and minerals and wood. Light camphor and metallic. Slight pine taste too

All in all this is a yummy tea. I rate a 100 and suggest you try it.

http://yunnansourcing.com/en/nan-jian-tea-factory/1464-2012-nan-jian-certified-organic-mini-brick-ripe-pu-erh-tea-100-grams.html

Bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDLqocFJ4y1/

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Forest Floor, Metallic, Mineral, Mud, Pine, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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90

Kuki (stems) guyokuro. By ippodo

Dry stems: veggie like
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGYEcjp49F/

Wet stems: intensified veggies
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGYedFJ496/

Light steep: I taste/smell; light veggies, asparagus, freshly cut grass , sweet and slight to light bitterness.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGYb9xp493/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium veggies, fresh cut grass, asparagus and bitterness. Little to no sweetness.

Heavy steep: (skipped due to possible strong bitterness) sometimes i can stand bitter teas (can be pleasant) however, sometimes it’s unpleasant. i’m not going to risk it

All in all, this tea is nice but it’s not the best from japan that I’ve had. I rate 90 and suggest one try this tea with a bit of caution. (Possible bitterness)

Flavors: Asparagus, Bitter, Freshly Cut Grass, Sweet, Vegetables

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 tsp 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100
2009 Xinghai “Dragon” Ripe Pu-erh tea Mini cake * 100 grams

Ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha:

Dry leaf: musty
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGi_5Bp40h/

Wet leaf: earthy/fermentation.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGkYIKp43s/

2 rinses: 1 long, 1 medium.

Light steep: I taste/smell; light earth/fermentation, old books, pine, mud, Forest floor, sweetness and autumn leaves. Slight camphor
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGkUfYJ43g/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; light to medium earth/fermentation, mud, old books, forest floor, autumn leaves and sweetness. Light pine and camphor.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; medium to strong earth/fermentation, mud, old books, forest floor, autumn leaves and sweetness. Medium pine. Light camphor.

All in all an amazing yummy tea! I rate 100 and recommend.

http://yunnansourcing.com/en/ripepu-erh/1121-2009xinghaidragonripepu-erhteaminicake100g.html

Bonus photos:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGixDhp40G/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGiqDnJ4z9/

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Forest Floor, Mud, Musty, Pine, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 12 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha:

Dry leaves: lightly musty
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGVsiKJ432/

Wet leaves: fruity and spicy
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGWcNNJ45o/

Light steep: I taste/smell; light and smooth metallic, minerals, honey and spices. Slight smokey (either campfire or BBQ.)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGWVTaJ45Z/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium metallic, minerals, honey and spices. Light and smooth smokey. Light bitterness.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; medium to strong minerals, metallic, honey and spices. Light and smooth smokey. Light bitterness.

All in all an amazing tea! I recommend this tea.

bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGVn1Gp43o/

Flavors: Bitter, Honey, Metallic, Mineral, Smoke, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 9 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha:

dry leaves: slightly musty
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDJKg2Cp42z/

wet leaves: slight earth/fermentation
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDJKnjdJ43F/

light steep: i taste/smell; slight earth/fermentation, minerals, forest floor, autumn leaves. almost no wood, camphor. sweet. light sweetness
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDJKvzfJ43d/ (note i don’t know what the cloudyness is)

medium steep: light earth/fermentation, forest floor, autumn leaves, minerals. slight wood, camphor. almost no mud taste. medium sweetness.

heavy steep: light earth/fermentation, wood, camphor, minerals, forest floor, , autumn leaves. slight mud. medium sweetness.

all in all this is really yummy thus why i rate it a 100

effeminately recommend!

many thanks to Scott Wilson for this free sample.

http://yunnansourcing.com/en/ripepu-erh/522-1999cnnpoldtreeripepu-erhteabrick250grams.html

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Forest Floor, Mineral, Mud, Musty, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

Ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha

Dry leaves: floral and musty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGG3YtJ44c/

Wet leaves: floral, sweet, bitter and dill.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGHEAqJ443/

Light steep: I taste/smell; light minerals. Medium camphor. Strong earth, pepper, floral, green peppers, red peppers, spices and dill. (Dill taste in tea is new to me)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGG9Qip44q/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium minerals,camphor, floral. Strong pepper, green peppers, red peppers, floral, spices, earth and dill

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; medium minerals, camphor. Strong pepper, red peppers, green peppers, pepper, earth, floral, spices and dill

All in all this is one of the best teas I have ever tasted! I rate this incredible tea a 100.

http://yunnansourcing.com/en/2013-yunnan-sourcing-teas/2400-2013-yunnan-sourcing-xue-ju-shu-pu-ripe-pu-erh-and-snow-chrysanthemum-tea-brick.html

Flavors: Camphor, Dill, Earth, Floral, Green Bell Peppers, Mineral, Pepper, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML
Roughage

Wow, that’s a good rating. This one freaked me out when I first had it. Still not sure about it either!

Roughage

Aha, I had the 2012, which is why I could not find my note under this one. Have you had the 2012, and, if so, is there a noticeable difference between the two?

Kirkoneill1988

i have not tried the 2012 version… i doubt there is much of a difference though if it were 3 or more years difference in age then most likely yes.

Roughage

That’s what I thought. Just wondered.

Kirkoneill1988

it’s ok :)

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100

as i cannot really control the steeping time, i have to do a short review:

Dry flower ball: I smell. Slight floral and spices.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvqXuEJ494/

Bloomed flower: I smell medium spices and light floral
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvrn7MJ4wz/

Brewed tea: I taste/smell light floral and medium spices. I also taste medium metallic notes.

All in all this is a tasty tea I rate it a 100

Bonus photos:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvqgJbp4-U/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvrCUbJ4_q/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvrNPOp4__/

Flavors: Floral, Metallic, Spicy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 17 OZ / 500 ML

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1

bleh…. not a good tea for me. reminds me of alcohol and the mix of ingredients not too tasty. not good for teapots either: bits of leaves in the cup…..

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 10 g 165 OZ / 4879 ML

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95

as i forgot my iPod ill have to do a quick review.

Ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha:

when i smell the leaves dry, they smell like chalk and clay (in a good way)

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

when i smell the brewed tea i smell clay chalk and spices.

when i taste the brewed tea i taste clay chalk and spices.

all in all this is a good tea. had me fooled too. i thought it was a green tea! :O
the color of the leaves was not brown but green! :O

thus why i rate it a 95 :)

i would recommend this tea to at least try it

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

Flavors: Clay, Spices

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 10 g 165 OZ / 4879 ML

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