29 Tasting Notes

92

Incredibly smooth and drinkable for fresh ripe pu-erh tea. Notes of dark chocolate, camphor with a sweet lingering mouth-feel. Brewed leaf is a brown with some hints of green still there. Enjoying the addition of tippy material compared to the Green Miracle from last year which is similar but unique in it’s own right.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 8 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
Rich

Please don’t take this harshly, but is it appropriate for vendors to review and rate their own teas?

Yunnan Sourcing

No idea.. I’ve put the tea up with the all the info and added my own review. I am transparent that I reviewed my own tea. If I made fake accounts to to review the tea and did it multiple times that would certainly be unethical. It’s not like one review by me is going to propel it to the top teas on steepster. ;-) I thought people would enjoy my review. What’s your take on it?

caile

I appreciate and enjoy the reviews. :)

apefuzz

Fair point, Rich, but personally I would hope a vendor would review and rate their own teas. It shows confidence in a quality product, and they are putting their reputation on the line every time they do. If they posted something like “100% – another fantastic offering!” and ended up selling mulched wood chips, the people on this site would be all over it. Reviewing a quality tea that the vendor offers is a service that I appreciate.

Yunnan Sourcing

@caile @apefuzz thanks for your perspectives. It seemed to me that one review from the vendor posted transparently would be OK. Of course I don’t know the rules here, and it’s not intention to break the rules or offend. I looked just now but didn’t find a way to remove a review.

Rich

I know you’re not trying to pull one over on us, and you are of course transparent. So no accusations here, I respect your way of doing business. I just think it is kind of biased. My opinion is that the reviews should be for the consumers, not the sellers. There is an inherent conflict of interest. I think your own website is the place where you can wax poetic about your teas. And I do enjoy those descriptions and take take them seriously, at least from Yunnan Sourcing.

Yunnan Sourcing

@Rich I see your point. I will remove the reviews if I can. I cannot see how to do it through the steepster interface. Do you know how to do it?

Rich

Sorry, I don’t. Thanks for listening. And I’m looking forward to trying this tea!!!

Yunnan Sourcing

seems it’s not an option. Oh well.

mrmopar

I don’t think any rules were broken. Maybe just logging the notes without a numerical rating could keep both perspectives happy.

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95

Wow! This tea is silky, creamy, sweet, fruity and floral. I could drink this all day long. It just explodes in the mouth and throat filling you up with a wonderful feeling!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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90

I got this tea cake about a year ago and drank it, enjoyed it alot and then set it aside and got distracted by literally tons of other teas. Pulled it out and drank it yesterday and today! Sweet, spicy, hay and umami in this 9 years old raw pu-erh. Nice cooling mouth feeling and very infusable. I decided to purchase 2 cases and now offer on my website. Truly a bargain tea and good tea from an under-represented area.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 8 g 5 OZ / 160 ML

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91

Roasted goodness… thick oily taste that lubricates the mouth and throat in a very pleasant way. Later infusions are thick and sweet. Some taste of dried longan fruit. Thanks to whomever imported this varietal from Wu Yi to Taiwan (200 years ago). For the price this tea deserves a 10 out of 10!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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92

Dry leaf smells sweet and floral. Brewed tea is a delightful mix of creamy, sweet and floral. Wu She character of the high mountains is there with a noticeable light and drunk feeling for me. Stem and leaf sets are amazingly stout, reflecting the healthy and bio-diverse growing conditions at Wu She.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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98

Amazing… this just blew the Government Reserve Fushoushan (an amazing tea too) out of the water in a side-by-side. Amazing pick and peach after-taste is the real deal. Can be infused 10 times or more. Recommend brewing in a clay pot.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 8 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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92

Incredible beauty in a tea! Starting from the dry leaf, large tight rolled with that emerald green color and creamy vegetal sweetness. When hot water meets the tea the aroma is voluminous, pungent and sweet. Goes many many rounds… you easily forget about it’s finiteness.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 8 g 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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93

Very uniform appearance in terms of size. Roasting is not heavy for Muzha. Drink the first brew! Don’t use as a wash, it’s very enjoyable and largely lacks any obvious charcoal roast taste/aroma. Later infusions the tea opens up and becomes incredibly complex with lots of body. Notes of fruit, caramelized sweet potatoes and cannabis can be experienced. Goes 10+ infusions! Aging will make this better!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 8 g 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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93

Smooth, light, sweet, but with more body than many high elevation oolongs from Winter. Thick and full in the mouth, and good feeling in the body. Happy Happy time! Happy tea from a living forest!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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