6059 Tasting Notes

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drank Wuyuan Black by Little Red Cup Tea Co.
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this has been a busy day today…. this was from much earlier in the day and was a great cup of tea for being out and about. Its an average every day sort of tea but that doesn’t make it bad :)

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I have the 2014 version that i received as a sample in one of my YS orders. I don’t have a lot to say on this one besides the fast that it was light, refreshing and sweet. Initial impressions for this one are really positive. Later steepings it became a bit woody but still really nice. I enjoy the random samples i get with my YS orders – they’re almost always something i wouldn’t have necessarily picked for myself but still enjoy!

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Sample included in one of my past YS orders. I enjoyed this one, though it doesn’t call out to me like others. This is a good puerh for folks who don’t want something overly intense but still offers some varying notes in it. There was almost the hint of smoke in this one…but i would never call this a smoky tea, if that makes sense. another smooth tasting tea and enjoyable earlier this morning.

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a raw puerh that i can get behind. I picked up a sample of this with my last order from Mandala based on some of the reviews here. I’m happy to report that this one doesn’t disappoint. While it’s a little vegetal as raw are to me, there is also very much a sweetness here as well as a stone fruit sort of taste..like apricots but not quite apricots. there’s a litle bitterness with this one, but keeping the temperatures cooler helped to even that out for me. Not something i need to keep in my cupboard because it’s not something i see myself gravitating towards BUT i’m glad i have a few more sessions with it as i’ll enjoy them quite a bit on those times i Do want a raw.

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drank 2009 Yi Wu Ripe by Mandala Tea
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this was another i ran through today. YAY for a great day of actually getting to spend time with my puerh. I’m hoping to get one of these in every week if i can work from home at least one day a week and get in to a routine. This was another that i thoroughly enjoyed and didn’t come from dexter haha. I agree with allank that this was heavy on the fermentation but it was a smooth dark delicious cup every time. Sadly this was finished up earlier this afternoon so all i remember is being super glad that it went on for a while haha.

Final Count: 118

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Another raw from Dexter this has no bitterness and begins right away with a mild, sweet taste. This isn’t vegetal and is quite a lovely tea. Just started in with this one so more later….

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Another sample from Dexter today. I have a large number of samples from her and companies to get through. This one is more towards the green side than dark side, as i’ve come to expect with raw puerhs. However, this isn’t overly green and vegetal . There’s a slightly smoky scent to this one, though over the course of a few steeps, it’s really only a slight smoke taste – nothing too strong. There is no bitterness to this one that i noticed, just a generally smooth brew,heavier than some but sort of middle of the road in terms of strength.

Thanks for letting me try this one dexter!

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drank 2013 Autumn Song Mao Cha by Mandala Tea
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A sample from Garrett in my last order. I thought that i’d had this one before but i guess not? this one is a little too much like green tea for me. It’s a much more vegetal puerh. While it’s not BAD, it’s just not for me. I much prefer mandala’s wild monk :)

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woooooo! Another puerh from dexter I’m working from home today so i’m going to try and spend some time with a few of the raw puerhs that i have started to accumulate in my cupboard. I generally prefer ripe…so i need to focus on exploring more raw to figure out what i love.

First steep: holy mother this smells like when you pull carrots out of wet gardens. Sipping on this, i’m getting leather, mushroom notes…but there’s a sweetness hiding in the background. Really interesting…more to come.

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Later steeps, this never stops reminding me of the garden but i wouldn’t call the steeps overly earthy. there’s just something about drinking them that reminds me of that fresh from the garden memory. Really enjoyed this one today.

OMGsrsly

Ooo, that sounds good! Much better than leather-smoke-omg. :)

Sil

i really enjoyed it

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