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Misty Peak Teas

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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 OZ / 147 ML

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195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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This is my fourth sit down (by sit down, I mean formal sit down) with this tea and I find myself gravitating more and more towards it as my everyday tea. I begin with 5.0 grams of leaf. The wet leaves have a pleasant subtle fruity (berry-like or apricots?) aroma accompanied by a slight vegetal aroma… a pleasant nose. At 5 grams/100 mL, the soup is wonderfully balanced. There is nice pure sweetness with a little citrus note that sneaks upon your taste buds. The hui gan is a little light but I do sense an abundance of cha qi. I have begun sweating within the first 3 steeps. I’ve become fond of this tea… an 81/100.

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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90

Very good sheng pu’er! Tough would be on whether I like this 2014/2013 autumn or Misty Peak Teas’ 2012 autumn. Both are good, though very different.
This 2014 autumn is quite complex, yet consistent through each cup and infusion. 15 infusion I got great flavor contrast between a dry, earthy forest and hazelnut flavor, with a tangy citrus peach/persimmon notes, all with a very good thick texture of cream. I found at the 3rd steeping the flavor got very crisp and delicious, with the 9th steeping being fantastic as well.

This sheng also has a power of getting you to sip slowly, enjoying the cup and the lingering aftertaste.

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/autumn-2014-sheng-yiwu-mountain-puer-misty-peak-teas-oolong-owl-tea-review/

Hmm, I got 15 infusions, but I’m sure I can squeak out a few more later in the day!

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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 OZ / 147 ML

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90

Regarding the Jan. 2014 pressing of this tea: From a sample, this is a lovely, sweet tasting, slightly astringent, citrus tinged, loosely pressed tea of subtlety and grace. Should age well. I ordered more after this taste.

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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100

Got a sample of this tea and really loved it.

Not sure if I made it right, but it was fun to drink and really, REALLY calming. I felt like I was going to drift away.

Nice subtle flavors.

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Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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90

From a sample, this is a lovely, sweet tasting, slightly astringent, citrus tinged, loosely pressed tea of subtlety and grace. Should age well. I ordered more after this taste.

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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90

Oops I posted this review in the wrong spot originally…

Thanks to Nicholas at Misty Peak Teas for providing a sample of this tea!

This is an extremely SMOOTH and SWEET sheng! Yet still very lively and bright tasting. Extremely yummy. I wish I could afford a whole cake :)

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This is another great sheng pu’er. The initial taste, to me, is an earthy and grassy combination that is very appealing to the palette. The first two steepings had just a hint of bite to them, but that disappeared with the third steeping. I actually steeped this tea 8 times. The color, intensity and taste never wavered. I really loved this tea!
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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 OZ / 147 ML

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Thanks to Nicholas at Misty Peak Teas for providing a sample of this tea!

This is an extremely SMOOTH and SWEET sheng! Yet still very lively and bright tasting. Extremely yummy. I wish I could afford a whole cake :)

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97

I really planned on letting this Sheng age, well I did for 5 days before curiosity got the better of me. The taste, to me, was pure heaven. I truly wish I had the ability to explain what subtle under tones this tea has. Since I do not have that ability , all I can say is the taste of this tea is a true joy on the tongue. I loved the consistency of this tea. After 7 steepings, the intensity never changed, it never grew bolder nor did it get weaker. The flavor however did change just ever so slightly with a nice hint of smoke coming out by steeping 5. All said, my bing will never get that chance to age, it will be gone in a couple of months and I will definitely have to buy more.

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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 OZ / 147 ML

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81

This tea is from a sample sent by Misty Peak Teas. This tea brewed in a 185 ml yixing teapot was a light orange colored soup, had some citrus hints and a touch of orchid aroma, and was fairly smooth, but felt closed in by astringency on the back of my tongue. Hard to evaluate this young, I enjoyed the orange citric flavor and smoothness, but found its ageworthiness difficult to evaluate because of its astringent youth. Judgement reserved.

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Sammerz314

Hey Javan, how do you find this tea? I have been considering their cakes for a while.. but they are somewhat pricey.

Javan

Misty Peak made an offer on Steepster requesting $1.50 for a sample of their tea. I responded and they sent the tea. I like their philosophy but need another pot of this tea in a few years to really evaluate it for ageability.

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Earlier in the evening I was feeling very exhausted, & although I had a rehearsal beginning at 7pm, I really just wanted to go to bed. Around 5 I started drinking steepings of this Sheng, a generous sample sent to me from Nicholas @ Misty Peaks. I used 4G in my yixing, gave a short rinse, & started steeping at 10 seconds. Although this is a young sheng, it has a very smooth quality to it. I’ve had some young shengs that were really grassy & brassy, with a potent bite, if you know what I mean. This is nothing like that. It’s very mild, a gently sweet cup with a mineral quality, & some citrus like edge, & I enjoyed numerous steepings. My energy was revived, & the rehearsal went well.

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Thank you Nicholas & Misty Peaks for this wonderful cup of Yum!

Although this is a young sheng, it lacks the wild & brash unruliness of so many of the shengs I’ve tried. This is perfectly delicious & refined tea, with a sweet smooth fruity taste. I’ve been drinking it for a couple of hours, & it really is a delicious nectar. I’m probably gonna have to add some of this to my collection too.

Terri HarpLady

When I have money, that is…lol

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I ran into a review of this tea somewhere (not here on Steepster for once…) and though it sounded great. I ordered a cake from Misty Peak, but since Nicholas is an awesome dude, he sent me the cake AND a generously sized sample of the same stuff, so I wouldn’t have to break up the cake to taste the tea.

Anyway, the first steep was prepared as normal, generous leaf in a gaiwan, steeped for 15 seconds in near-boiling water. The resulting tea is really fantastic, with a delightful savory flavor that is very different from any young puerh I’ve ever had. There is none of the harshness that a lot of young sheng’s seem to have, and the tea tastes more like an oxidized tea. Finally, the aftertaste is very pleasant, but nothing too special, merely a normal puerh aftertaste. Regardless, his was a surprisingly good tea, especially when you consider it’s age, and I really can’t wait to see what else it has to offer.

The second steep was prepared with the same temperature water, but only a 7 second steep. The tea is a bit milder, but the big change is that the aftertaste remind me a lot of Verdant’s Mi Lan Xiang Dancong in that it’s really thirst-quenching. What a pleasant surprise, I wonder what else this tea has in store for me…

EDIT – Damng, my session got interryupted by a trek to the post office for a package, then dinner with friends, and now there’s no time left in the day. I’ll pick this up again tomorrow, it’s good enough to merit a few more cups :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

I bought a 2012 Autumn and the 2013 Spring. Highly recommended. And yes, Nicholas is an awesome dude….

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100

A wonderful tea that has seen much of the world since we have been able to share it.

Read our reviews here on on our website. I am a fan of this tea, just like so many others. Lets enjoy it together.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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First of all I want to thank Nicholas for this generous offering. Secondly please accept my apology for being so late in reviewing it. This is the autumn selection of the 2012 Yiwu. And I again I apologize for adding it on here. Quite frankly, if you blindfolded me and told me it was the spring harvest I would agree. The dried leaves are beautiful and I can see this is a superior tea. My first steeping yields a beautiful, fruity nectar with a wonderful mouthfeel. The next steeping I allow it more time to in Yixing to see where it goes. I still have the fruitiness but with an intensity that goes to my brow and chest. I am going to stop here because it is the afternoon here and I can see this tea ruining my day in a very wonderful way. I will let it ruin my night when I am able to sit and ponder life and all its beauty….

TheTeaFairy

I also like the way you think Charles :-)

Doug F

Your recent reviews have persuaded me to go on a Sheng binge. I just placed an order with Tea Urchin and I’m very excited for it to arrive. I’m sure I’ll be drunk on $200 Sheng samples for the next few weeks.

Charles Thomas Draper

HEHE Rox…. Doug, you are in for some fun with Sheng.

Misty Peak Teas

I would ask Charles for advice on Sheng Pu’er, he seems to really know quality and has a good pallet for Sheng.

mrmopar

Oh this is really good tea!

Charles Thomas Draper

I was more than happy with it and I have had some very fine ones lately. And mrmopar I know you know quality too!

Doug F

I’ve been drinking and loving sheng for a while, but it looks like some of the selections from Tea Urchin are on another level altogether.

Charles Thomas Draper

Yes Doug. I have done a lot of homework to see where the real deal is. I really enjoy this Misty Peaky too!!

Doug F

Good to know. I’ll check them out.

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