1483 Tasting Notes
Bleary-eyed do I go into work…Hopefully this helps…
Backlog: I spent all afternoon, yesterday, drinking this at work (yes, I was working at the same time). Nearly gone through my entire supply. Thank you, Tabby!
It is a shou pu morning, but, sadly, I do not have time for making something nice, so a few infusions of this young ripe pu’erh will have to do.
Backlogging from trying it at the shop. As compared to the Supreme Yunnan (12 year old), this one has a deeper, richer, darker flavor profile. Not necessarily better, as I like them both. The Supreme Yunnan seemed to keep its flavor and strength, consistently, through more infusions. The Royal had a lot of “oomf,” in the first few, which weakened, significantly, though not entirely, by the fifth steeping.
Tempted to buy a couple more and age them, just to see, if it will improve the flavor. Worth five years of time? Ehhhh…
Pretty mediocre, just as Herman at Vital Leaf said. It’s lacking in any real flavor, and it has a bite of a really young shou. Gimmicky is a good word, but I was warned, ahead of time, and I wanted to try it anyway.
The flavors are almost sheng-like, which is not impressive in a shou. The tangerine notes are subtle and not terrible, as an addition, at least.
So incredibly mediocre, as compared to Canton Tea Co’s Yu Lan Dan Cong.
The last of this. It was not bad, but I am not sad to see it go.