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1997 imperial Shou Puerh

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Pu-erh Tea
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200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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  • “For whatever reason, I've never been the biggest fan of Pu-erh - but I often wish that some tea or person would come around and change that opinion for me. This tea tastes nice, but only in the...” Read full tasting note
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    The Book Lion 35 tasting notes
  • “After drinking my first few Puerh teas, I now know why flowers love rich healthy soil. Of the dirt people! This tea smells of soil, peat, damp wood, and all smells alike. And who doesn't like...” Read full tasting note
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    Shane 39 tasting notes

From Halcyon Tea

1997 Imperial Shou

This loose-style offering yields a smooth, richly sweet character. It begins with significant earthy overtones of chocolate and cinnamon which mellow and become exceptionally sweet after several infusions. Pairs well with heavier foods. Perfect for dim sum.

Time: 20 sec. rinse, flash rinse, then 20+ sec. infusion (multiple infusions)

Temp: 195°–205° Amount: 1 tbs / 5 oz. water

*using slightly cooler water brings out the natural sweetness

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35 tasting notes

For whatever reason, I’ve never been the biggest fan of Pu-erh – but I often wish that some tea or person would come around and change that opinion for me.

This tea tastes nice, but only in the way that you would call a person who has no other defining traits ‘nice’. It does have that classic dirty, woody, pu-erh flavor that I actually do enjoy, but it lacks any sort of bitterness or astringency, which I feel that I need in order to to truly enjoy my cup. Pu-erh connoisseurs would doubtless taste more complexity in this well-rounded tea, so don’t take my rating seriously when deciding whether to purchase.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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After drinking my first few Puerh teas, I now know why flowers love rich healthy soil.

Of the dirt people! This tea smells of soil, peat, damp wood, and all smells alike. And who doesn’t like the smell of peat? It’s like brewing a rich garden in your cup…………… all winter. I’m not sure how to describe the taste, I mean, it doesn’t taste like peat, but then again I’ve never steeped peat in nigh boiling water and drank the infusion? hm…

In any case, the steep time is short and I’ll be getting at least 10 steeps in my 5oz guywan cup/gaiwan cup.

Good times!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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