pu-erh of the day. Sheng or Shou
2013 XZH Chawang. It’s mighty. I’m teadrunk.
1990 HK Style w2t. I like it more and more.
Today’s my birthday, so I went with my current favorite tea, Yunnan Sourcing’s White Wrapper 2014 Dehong Ye Sheng mini cake. I also bought one of their 2012 impression cakes as a present for myself. That will be my first full sized cake. I’ve only had 100g cakes so far.
Today I finished my small portions of sheng that I keep for daily drinking. Tomorrow is time to have some 2015 Chawangshop Hekai gushu once again.
Today I drank the 2015 Smooch by White2Tea. This had been left out of my Black Friday order along with a gaiwan. Paul resent the gaiwan and sent me three of these instead of one. It is quite good. It is smooth with only a little bitterness. It had what I would call a subtle sweetness to it. I can’t really say I got apricots out of it. I do find myself wishing I had bought more of these with my most recent White2Tea order which is still in transit from China
Zack: a good reference about brewing temperature: http://www.white2tea.com/2015/01/15/best-water-temperature-brew-puerh-tea/
15 Huang Shan Gushu again today. Creamy, floral, mossy, vegetal. It’s like green tea on crack.
Sipping the 5th steeping of Jingmai 2008 sample and it is only 7:15am. It sounds like it is going to be a great day!
Today I drank the 2012 spring Bulang Mini Cake from WHite2Tea. This tea is a good value for the price. It was strong and bitter in the early infusions. It had a potent slightly bitter aftertaste. A sweet note emerged around the fifth steep. By this of course I do not mean sugar sweet. But any drinker of raw puerh knows what I mean. At only $18.50 this was a good value for sure. I gave it eight steeps. Now I’m going to wait a while and move on to a shou of some sort.