Tuochatea

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Thanks for the sample boychik

This is a good shou. I was very impressed when I saw the price! No off flavors or anything, just basic clean “shou” taste. No other real strong flavor notes I can think of a the moment! :)

boychik

I got it because Rich recommended. It’s v. Good price. I wouldn’t be able to afford Dayi version.

AllanK

I have not ordered from Tuocha tea in a while, maybe next month.

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This sample came from boychik

It’s nice and uncomplicated. Easy to drink.

And the cake is quite reasonably priced. I may buy one for myself.

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Stephanie

I drank this one today :D

boychik

All credits go to Rich who discovered this tea. Thank you Rich!

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Another Tuochatea offering I tried, rounding out my tour of some of their teas this weekend. This one is a sheng from Guyi. Not nearly as good as the ripe I tried yesterday. It’s not terrible, but it definitely falls flat. Kind of that bad dull dirt type flavor, with some overtones of fruit and citrus.

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drank 2005 CNNP Ripe Brick by Tuochatea
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Another nice tea and great bargain from Tuochatea. This one is $8.50 for 250 g. It’s not out of this world, but it is a clean mellow ripe cake, with some age behind it. No off flavors, medium body, a cleaner shu, not earthy or musty. Again, another one worth sampling if you are placing an order with Tuochatea.

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I decided to take a chance with my last order fro Tuochatea, and try two cakes I never heard of. Their prices are so cheap, it is worth the risk! Some of their cakes have not gone up in price since 2009! These days, with pu erh prices so inflated, that is saying a lot. This tea is only $16 (plus shipping). It’s my first tea from the Kunming Guyi factory. The wrapper is pretty (hey, you know you look!), though the sticker seal is impossible to undo without busting up the wrapper. This is a wonderful tea, and an amazing bargain. It is dark, rich and deep, clean and smooth. No off tastes, except for what I think is a little travel aftertaste from being in a box and on transports for 6 weeks (just got this a few days ago; I hope it is not something more serious). There is no earthiness or mustiness, this is one of those cleaner shus. It held up to a lot of steepings. This is a real keeper and I will have to get another with my next order!

boychik

This tea sounds so good. What else is good to order from them?

mrmopar

The Menghai 8582 from here is really good.

boychik

Thank you Rich, I got it and shared w/other ppl. We love this tea and its very affordable too.

Rich

Oh, good, glad you liked it. Did you get any other teas with your order?

boychik

Yes. Why not, they priced good. The only thing I didn’t like is very slow ship. Now I’m thinking I ordered it during summer. It took 59 days. Maybe spring and summer busier than now. I also got 2008 Menghai 8582, 2008 Haiwan 908 and 2008 Menghai Hong Yun Yuan Cha.

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