51 Tasting Notes

80

Nice strong tea. Smokey and spice-like, piney actually. Good bitterness. It actually reminds me quite much of the 2006 CNNP 8891.

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75

It is a smooth, sweet tea with pronounced notes of dried fruits. Very pleasant. I recall that the 2012 version that I had around 2018 was even better, with a thicker mouthfeel and stronger aromas. Perhaps that can be accounted to the age difference of 6 versus 2 years?

This tea is also really, really cheap.

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75

I bought this tea (together with a 2010 7572) I think in 2018 from someone who had bought it on a trip to China. The price was good for me, around 35$ for the two cakes.

I don’t really know what to think about it. It has some nice fruity aspects and some smoke and bitterness. Also it seems to be acquiring some warming basement-like aromas, which I like. Not sure if those were already there when I bought it. But this tea isn’t really sweet and also the texture is pretty thin. The brew has a typical orange color of semi-aged pu-erh.

derk

Yeah, there is no sweetness to be found in this recipe. Your description of this younger tea sounds pretty similar to mine with a 2003: https://steepster.com/derk/posts/402887

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80

Smooth and full sheng pu-erh, well-balanced with some fruity and some smokey notes. Not very refined or complex but really enjoyable.

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80

This is quite nice. It has the typical Xiaguan sweet and smoky profile. It seems a little less pungent and a little easier on the palate than the 2006 Te Ji that is my main Xiaguan reference. Very cheap and great value.

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75

Very aromatic and floral black tea. I get a lot of cinnamon. I do think though that I won’t be byuing a lot of black tea from outside of Yunnan in the future. This just doesn’t have the body and substance and ‘feel’ of a good dianhong. Aromas feel more and more like a secondary thing for me. I need some of that Assamica punch in a black tea.

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85

This is a very aromatic and enjoyable Dian Hong. The aromas are indeed quite complex, with notes of dried fruits and honey. It feels a little harsh and somewhat less smooth and more astringent than most Dian Hongs but maybe that’s also because it’s only 5 months old?

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86

This has a thick mouthfeel and nice aromas of dried apricots.

Addition: I have started to like this tea more and more. It’s great actually. It is complex and smooth and really refreshing. It feels a bit in between a dianhong and a darker white tea.

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75

The rinsed leaves and first steeps have a spicy/flowery aroma, somewhat reminiscent of Taiwanese high mountain oolongs. The steeps quickly move into something grassy and a quite astringent. Of course this tea is very young.

[edit] this tea is pretty green for a sheng. The leaves and brew feel almost like a green tea to me.

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