1111 Tasting Notes

91

I’m not actually drinking this tea currently as I only have one serving left and I am HOARDING IT! On that note I would like to ask if anyone has tried any teas that are NOT sold out that taste similar to this one :)

Thanks!

AllanK

The following tea from Yunnan Sourcing is very good. Not sure how it compares but it’s good.
http://yunnansourcing.com/en/ripepu-erh/3394-6-years-aged-pearl-lao-cha-tou-ripe-pu-erh-tea-of-menghai.html

Stephanie

Cool Alan I think I have some of that one on the way!

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This one is still extremely unique and tasty!

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This is so good…why do I keep falling in love with samples of $100+ cakes I can’t afford :(

Terri HarpLady

That is our way :)

Stephanie

+1 for expensive tastes :P

KiwiDelight

One day you will afford it, though, right?? :D

Stephanie

If it happens like last time KiwiDelight, they will sell out before I save up. The Guafengzai I was in love with is out of stock weeps for GFZ

boychik

it is just learning experience. i cannot drink only pu i can afford.

KiwiDelight

Hmmm, Christmas bonus?

Maybe I shouldn’t try to rationalize.

DigniTea

This is a very fine tea!

looseTman

Enabling?

mrmopar

Agreed, love the $$$ stuff as well!

Stephanie

I can find cheap shou that is delicious, but I oh do I love expensive young sheng!

BezoomnyChaiVeck

Let’s buy this cake! =D

Stephanie

I DO think I want to put together a group order!

looseTman

I’ve not yet had the pleasure of tasting Tea Urchin pu’erh. What about this sheng made you fall in love with it?

Stephanie

LooseTman they will make you a set of samples for $30 if you shoot them an email! That’s how I got addicted :) This particular one I really like for its complexity and pleasant bitterness. It also has a wonderful energy. I just feel good when I drink it! My favorite cake from them that is not sold out is the Miles Birthday blend, I’d really really like to get a couple of people to go in on a cake of THAT one with me! :D

Stephanie

Yeah, I HAVE to get more of that Miles cake before it sells out…I need at least one other person to go in on it with me though :(

jschergen

If you really liked their 2012 Guafengzhai, they’re supposedly pressing a Guafengzhai cake this year again.. Should be 200g. Maybe more affordable?

Doug F

This was one of my favorites too, along with the Lao Man E

Stephanie

Thanks for the tip jschergen!

Doug F I have a sample of that, too, I should revisit it soon :)

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I got a sample of this in a swap with Liquid Proust. As with other Lao Cang minis I am very impressed! This makes me want to just throw away the jasmine sheng minis I got from Teavivre…they are so tempermental and can get bitter. This one is not! SO SWEET!

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82

I finished my sample of this Ost sent me AGES ago this afternoon. It is still quite tasty! Really hit the spot today :)

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87

https://instagram.com/p/3Wi2FGRh2n/

Yum! Rich and earthy shou! Very creamy and clean tasting too. Slightly sweet. This is a shou anyone could enjoy I think.

Thanks again to the good folks Crimson Lotus for letting me taste your teas! They were all extremely enjoyable.

scribbles

YOMMIES!!! ☺

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95

I was SO happy to finally get to try this tea yesterday! I was shocked at how tightly packed and dense this little planet is.

I took many photos on Instagram https://instagram.com/p/3TyUHvRh1S/

This is what it looked like after the first rinse https://instagram.com/p/3TzRuZRh3r/

This was the first steep I actually drank https://instagram.com/p/3T2Lj3Rh-I/ And it was so delicious! Soup was very thick. Pleasantly bitter in early steeps but never astringent. Super creamy. The honey scent and flavor built with each steep…glorious stuff!

https://instagram.com/p/3T-S—xh_5/ This tea gave me such a great sheng buzz all afternoon yesterday. Really good sheng puts me in a GREAT mood! These planets might seem pricey but they are definitely worth it as a special treat. I’m putting more in my shopping cart for sure! Thanks again Glen and Lamu :)

teatortoise

I have a gaiwan very similar to yours, actually the same, that I got from Amazon long ago. I was wondering does your lid not quite fit snugly onto the inner rim?

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83

Thank you for the sample Glenn and Lamu!

I don’t think I have ever had a sheng this fresh before. The dry leaf scent reminds me of a fresh green with just a hint of that fruity vibe shengs can have.

Early steeps are like a cross between a fresh green and a sheng. Nice and sweet and vegetal with a shengy tanginess. It leaves a long lingering taste in the back of my throat. Definitely tastes like spring!

I might be imagining it but I got the FAINTEST hint of smoke from an early steep. Really enjoyable and gave me lots of energy today :)

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81

My last WymmTea sheng sample :)

This is another winner in my book. First steeps were gloriously floral and became sweeter as they went along. Definitely my kind of sheng!

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Thank you for the sample WymmTea

I had a lot of trouble with this one. The first few steeps were dominated by a sour note that just didn’t agree with me. I noticed others noted a sour cherry note so I guess that must be it? I finally found a later steep when it had sweetened up I could actually enjoy, but all in all I would say that this is not a sheng for me!

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