97 Tasting Notes

95

I’ve got nothing to say about his tea beside the obvious : it’s quite good :-)

This review is actually to describe the awesome moment I had in Singapore when buying it. I entered this shop and started to browse through the items. The owner came and we started to talk about chinese tea and how he actually have been in my country.
Then he said : “A friend of mine is coming to have tea with me, sit down with us”. He took some nice old Pu-Erh and here we were there drinking tea like old friends. We didn’t know each other, actually his friend only speak chinese and I don’t speak a word of chinese but there’s something I understand quite well : after the first cup, he tapped on the table with his two fingers and here we all agreed, despite the distance, the different cultures, age and language enjoying the same tea.

The same thing happened to me multiple times in other countries. So thanks to all the people willing to share their time, tea and experiences.
I hope the people reading this will all live through similar experiences because this is what tea is all about : sharing.

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84

A good black tea, although I’m not that much into black ones.
I like to brew it strong like coffee. It has a cocoa/chocolate aftertaste. I’ve liked it better with a cooled down water.
5g, zhong 12cl : 45",1’00,2’00,3’00,5’00.

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195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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84

Good oriental beauty with strong spicy taste.
The taste lacks a bit of complexity but for this price it’s a good bargain.
I’ve tried brewing it in a teapot and a zhong :
5g, 12cl, 35",30",1’00, 2’00, 3’00.
I’ve liked it better with a water that has cooled down a little.

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195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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90

A good white tea with a nutty taste. Most of the time brewed in a zhong: 45",1’00,1’30,2’30’,4’00

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175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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95

10 brews in a small teapot: 25",30",40",50",…. Taste of cooked fruits and aftertaste of fruit (apricot or something like that).

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82

Very good, although there a bit too much ginseng to my taste.
The lycoris is present in all brewing (often you can feel it only until the 3rd/4th one).
Brewed in a gaiwan 13cl: 10’’ rinse, 35’’, 30’’, 40’’,50’’, 1’15
The after taste is strong and stay a long time in the mouth and throat, very nice sensation. The tea has the taste of … ginseng :) And a sweet taste of lycoris.
I noticed something incredible: after sipping a cup, I drank some clear water and the sweet taste of the tea came back strongly in my throat !

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95

Awesome !
6g/14cl teapot: 35’’,30’’,45’’,60’’,1’30,2’30,3’30,5’ and more !
During the first infusion the taste was grainy and a little bit fruity. Then it switched to something more flowery and sweet, then it tastes between a dan cong and an oriental beauty. The leaves were endless.
A tea to enjoy calmly and with a lot of time ahead.

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91

Nice fruity taste during the first infusions then a more grainy/malty when reaching the 4th and 6th infusions. Strong after taste.
Brewed in a 13cl teapot, quick rinse 10’’, then 35’’, 30’’, 40’’, 50’’, 60’’, 1’30. Doesn’t last very long though.

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94

Brewed in a 15cl teapot:
30’’ rinse then 15’’-20’’-25’’-30’’-35’’-40’’-45’’-60’’-1’30
Incredible ! A strong taste of old wood and a faint sweety/fruity after taste.
One of the best pu erh I ever had.

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91

I’ve bought this one in China, in Suzhou :)
It was cheap and in small packs so I thought it’ll be bad at first … wrong.

First, I’ve tried in a big zhong (40 cl) and it wasn’t that impressive.
I’ve tried in a small one (20 cl) : 30’’, 30’’, 45’’, 1’00, 1’30’’, 2’30’’, it was really good, flowery and creamy, like I’d expect from a good Tie Guan Yin

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