2007 Seven Color Featured Pu-erh Tea Cake

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec 6 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “I must admit, I was very excited to try this Puerh, especially when I first unwrapped it. There wasn't really a strong smell at all but I was not expecting much from the 2007 sheng. The first brew...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A wonderful treat and great value from Mad Monk Tea Shop in Sand Diego, CA. This "Seven Color" collection is produced by the Chunming Tea Factory in Yunnan. I had a very hard time locating...” Read full tasting note
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    Parsifal 27 tasting notes

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This small cake is made by using early Spring raw materials by Chunming Tea Factory. If you buy 7 cakes, you might get all seven colored wrappers, even though the cakes are all the same.

The cake is tightly compressed like a tuocha to lock up its aroma, suitable for a long term storage. We suggest to get a few for tea aging experiment, you will be definitely pleased. At present the tea brews a pretty tasty thick soup already, with a nice color.

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I must admit, I was very excited to try this Puerh, especially when I first unwrapped it. There wasn’t really a strong smell at all but I was not expecting much from the 2007 sheng.

The first brew was, how do I put this lightly…..terrible! Boy was it unbelievably astringent and just bitter. Ok, there was a hint of fruity sweetness to it, but it did not make up for the bitterness that came before and after. After the 4th infusion, the tea became far more palatable. Either that, or my taste buds just conformed to the astringency. 5th brew was definitely the best (and that’s not saying much), but I was only able to get about 8 infusions.

Still, I am sure this pu will age rather well. I’ll give it another shot several months from now.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec
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I have a cake which gave me a very similar response. After I placed it in a proper container it has developed into one of my favourites. Tell me, where are you with this cake now?

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A wonderful treat and great value from Mad Monk Tea Shop in Sand Diego, CA. This “Seven Color” collection is produced by the Chunming Tea Factory in Yunnan. I had a very hard time locating information about the tea and the actual tea factory, but that is the case many times with Pu-erh, especially when specifically trying to locate information on tea produced 7 years ago and not being able to read Yunnan! This tea was gifted to me so I had to contact Mad Monk by email to ask what it was… they did not know and thought it was produced in 2005 by the Menghai Tea Factory (maybe they were just trying to get rid of me, haha). Anyways after looking at hundreds of pictures of labels I found that it was indeed a “Seven Color” produced by The Chunming Tea Factory (The little elephant’s backside logo on the label was the key). Although I am not positive about the 2007 date logged by a fellow steepster, I am sure we are in the ballpark.

After a good 5 second rinse of the tea, the first steep released a wonderful earthy wet barn aroma and a flavorful persistent round cup with classic notes of beetroot and forest floor with very light astringency. Multiple steepings are possible, I lost track of how many I did. Great tea for a hangover and just a nice treat for the price. As stated by the previous reviewer it was “bitter”… I think its possible that it was just bad luck because the one I have was quite enjoyable.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 6 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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