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This cake arrived in the mail dry as a bone and hard as rock. I wanted to do some experimenting with storage and aging without ruining a good/expensive cake. This cake was a cheap buy off of Amazon (don’t judge me!) so I went for it. Plus, you know, two day shipping. Anyway, I did have some the very first day it arrived, and it was just “ok.” I put it in a crock inside my makeshift pumidor, and waited a few weeks. Came back to it tonight. The cake is more fragrant, more pliable, and has definitely improved a bit. I know I should have waited longer, but I was in the mood to try it again so I did. 6g, boiling, gongfu, short steeps. 3 rinses. Earth, peat, wood, mushrooms. Not much sweetness. It’s slightly sour (probably fermentation) in early steeps, but mellows out later. I do know that I will continue to re-visit this tea over the course of several months, and it should be interesting.
I scored this pu’er at the World Tea Expo, but it looks like LongRun sells their teas on Amazon.
This raw pu’er starts off with an unripe sour fruit flavor and smoke with a moderate dryness. With each infusion the pu’er gets more peachy sweet with wisps of smoke. Lots of tea drunk in this one as I had constant thoughts of Bigfoots.
I steeped this with boiling water, though I think I need to try it with cooler water for less dryness.
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2011-chunhui-unfermented-sheng-puer-from-longrun-tea-tea-review/
Has citrusy notes to it. Smooth and robust, rich reddish brown tea soup the first 3 cups, afterward the color lessens to a rust brown and becomes exceptionally mellow.
Can easily get 5-6 16oz cups per 3-5 gram steeping. Wash for about 20 seconds. Let sit wet for a minute, when you add hot water, you need to pour. This tea steeps FAST. Too long, the tea becomes VERY potent.
I would say this has a high caffeine level. Very invigorating.