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First steeping: What the others said about smelling like corn is right. It smells like freshly shucked sweet corn or buttered popcorn. Plus a pleasant earthy tone.

The tea is indeed very, very light. Lighter than I tend to like, really. The flavor is less corn and more tastes the way the shucks smell. That plus a light pu-erh earthiness (no fishy or musty taste to this, just earthy). So far it’s indeed a good tea, but not so much for me, personally.

This has a Very Long finish and is very corn-y. It fills up the nose and back of throat strongly.

Second steeping: This brew is Very dark. Surprisingly so, compared to other pu-erhs I’ve had. Still strong corn and Very strong finish.

I recommend it to others, but not for me.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
seule771

Hi,
Always seems I pick on your description. I like what you said about “corn-y. It fills up the nose…etc.” I find it fills up the nose too much. It does brew very dark and yes the corn smell is from beginning to end. You know of the wording ruminating with the scent; or smell of the corn.

Growing in the fields, the little Touchas absorbed what-ever was nearest and in this instant it was corn.

I think of the flower Carnation and how we get food coloring and mix it with water and then placing a carnation in the cup and to have it absorb the liquid and in time, one comes to have a lovely Carnation depicting what-ever color that was to have been in the cup…green, pink, or red food dyes. On St. Patrick’s day we tend to this with green food coloring…making for a lovely green carnation.

Ok. to the graveyard with me then. Good review, but you have not win me over. Not that you were trying to.

Bonnie

I find your judgement odd. I don’t like it should not be why you give a low rating. The tea would have to be deffective and rancid. Bad quality and gross! So is that what you are saying?! This is bad Pu’er? Or you don’t like this kind? If the latter is true than the Pu’er should have more respect. As for personal taste ….because I don’t mark a tea down because of likability. Don’t rate it or be fair and discribe what is there with others in mind.

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seule771

Hi,
Always seems I pick on your description. I like what you said about “corn-y. It fills up the nose…etc.” I find it fills up the nose too much. It does brew very dark and yes the corn smell is from beginning to end. You know of the wording ruminating with the scent; or smell of the corn.

Growing in the fields, the little Touchas absorbed what-ever was nearest and in this instant it was corn.

I think of the flower Carnation and how we get food coloring and mix it with water and then placing a carnation in the cup and to have it absorb the liquid and in time, one comes to have a lovely Carnation depicting what-ever color that was to have been in the cup…green, pink, or red food dyes. On St. Patrick’s day we tend to this with green food coloring…making for a lovely green carnation.

Ok. to the graveyard with me then. Good review, but you have not win me over. Not that you were trying to.

Bonnie

I find your judgement odd. I don’t like it should not be why you give a low rating. The tea would have to be deffective and rancid. Bad quality and gross! So is that what you are saying?! This is bad Pu’er? Or you don’t like this kind? If the latter is true than the Pu’er should have more respect. As for personal taste ….because I don’t mark a tea down because of likability. Don’t rate it or be fair and discribe what is there with others in mind.

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Note to those who read my reviews:

I only about a year ago learned I have synesthesia and that is why I’ve always wrote my reviews primarily in colors. Clearly, if you’ve read any recently, that’s still how I write most of the time as that’s still how I best describe flavors. Today I realized that may be worth putting out there for folks who come across my reviews.
Moving on:

Unless otherwise noted, I use 2.25g of tea to 6oz of water for my tastings.

Geeky, vegan, dominant, serious, non-gendered, childfree, eclectic, alternatively-styled, friendly and open-minded are good descriptors of me, I think. Also: extremely introverted, but not at all shy.

I grew up on bag teas, mainly Lipton, at my father’s and great-grandmother’s homes. I loved getting up before everyone else and sitting with a hot cup and reading or watching some quiet tv in the morning.

I didn’t bother much with tea for the years of my teenhood because of no longer seeing either of these people and my mother’s house wasn’t one for tea… more coffee drinkers, instead.

During my adulthood I started drinking it again, but still mostly bag teas like Lipton, Tetley, and some herbal mixes. I enjoyed these but went no further…

…until I was at a restaurant one night and ordered a Darjeeling tea to give it a try.

I fell back in love with tea and have since been trying all sorts of loose leaf and some bag teas.

I’m currently delving mainly into white teas, but my tastes wander.

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