1066 Tasting Notes

Enjoying some smokey sweet sheng today!

Hope everyone is having a good Friday :)

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Today I am drinking a very tasty shou puerh sample from a friend. It is a MYSTERY puerh because it was from Grandness on Aliexpress…anyone able to read it? :)



Post in the forums! Someone usually seems to be able to translate :)


Post it to Teachat. I have gotten translations there before. They have more people who read Chinese.

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Revisiting this one today. I am almost out of it now…

I don’t crave cinnamon teas very often but this is an excellent option. Definitely cinnamon bread and NOT redhot cinnamon. Yums.




Wow! I’ve been out of that one for ages! It’s fun to revisit teas. :)

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I drank this tea all morning. Thanks for the sample Marzipan!

I found it to have smooth mildness like an aged sheng, but with a little bitter punchiness like a younger sheng. Perplexing! Best of both worlds? Perhaps :)

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Aww. :(

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Tealizzy was kind enough to send me a sample of this tea! I have been curious about it for a while :)

And it lives up to the hype! Very complex, super sweet and apricotty, silky, a little floral and just enough tart/bitter notes to keep it interesting. Damnit, now I really want to order a cake! :D

I took some pics of my session-

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Drank a to go mug of this yesterday while I was waiting for my car’s oil change to be completed. I hadn’t had this one in a while and forgot how good it is! Predominantly sweet potato notes with a hint of toasty malt. YUM!

Special thanks to Sarsonator who gave me her tea cash before it expired and made this tea happen :D


Love this one too

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This is definitely a winner from Damann Freres! Lots of dried fig and raisiny goodness. MMmmmm!

Cameron B.

I love this one, too! I was so happy that it doesn’t taste like lavender.

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Thanks to a special tea friend for a sample of this one!

This is going on my YS shopping list! Really good rich creamy soft milk chocolatey shou…I like it very much :)


Sounds great, i’m adding it too :-)

Cameron B.

Ooooooh sounds delicious. :o


let’s all get it :)


Sounds TEArific! Pesticide-free?


Gosh! I hope you guys end up liking it as much as I did :D

Thanks for the pesticide info LooseTman


You’re welcome.


That pesticide testing is only for yunnan sourcing’s own brand puerh productions (made since fall 2013), not third party brands they sell. Teas that YS tested will list that fact on the tea page at the bottom of the description ( like this: http://yunnansourcing.com/en/2014/3064-2014-yunnan-sourcing-year-of-the-horse-menghai-ripe-pu-erh-tea-cake.html ). And given that Dayi is one of the largest factory producers of plantation grown puerh, it’s pretty likely to have at least a little pesticide residue, though probably not too dangerous levels.

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Graphic artist, printmaker, lover of tea.

I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala, TeaVivre, Yunnan Sourcing, TeaUrchin, White2Tea and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.


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