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24 Tasting Notes

88

Quite a treat, this beautiful 2011 silver melon raw pu-erh brews a light orange color at this writing (03/2014), with a light sweet lasting taste, with hints of oat straw, and a depth of persistent flavor that bodes well for aging. I suggested putting it away for a few years, but my partner objected saying she liked it right now. Luckily it is a 500 gram melon so we can both have it the way we would like.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 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.

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

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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.

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

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88

A full flavored sheng pu-erh this sample features robust leaves with a light orange soup, pronounced, long lasting flavors (my wife says “spicy”) which I think are a bit intense at the moment, but will be interesting to follow over time. A good, interesting treat.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 6 OZ / 185 ML

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85

Quite a nice young sheng pu-erh it has a pleasant alfalfa like green taste with a hint of depth and a touch of astringency and a hint of orchid and melon smell/taste on the finish. Very pleasant to my taste for a young sheng. I look forward to watching its development.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 6 OZ / 185 ML

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90

This is a lovely ripe pu-erh still available on Amazon.com and direct from bana teas in Feb. 2014. Tea brews a beautiful dark mahogany color with hints of orange, taste is extremely mellow/gentle with a touch of woodsy and earthy taste highlighted by citrus notes. I has an overall sense of balance and is what I would consider to be “lovely”. I just ordered a cake after tasting this sample.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 8 OZ / 250 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.

Preparation
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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83

This young sheng has a nicely balanced demeanor, gives strong astringency and a tannic impression with aromas of oat straw, and chlorophyll. It has a strong character to my taste, one which says it will age well. I agree that it has slight smoky notes on its lengthy finish, but do not get the honey notes mentioned. It would be nice to see where this tea goes with time. Right now, I say not outstanding but good.

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

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88

This is a quiet, mellow tea to my taste buds with gentle flavors of tobacco, earth, and citrus. It really does go well after a meal as suggested by Bana Tea. I’ve enjoyed the tea through multiple steepings.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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93

This tea is elegant, fragrant, fresh, and easy to drink. Very enjoyable. The tea is tightly rolled in the beginning, and expands dramatically after several steepings to show rather lovely whole leaves. I like this tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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