Having this one again. Has been a while since the last time, but is still delivering a nice cup.The vanilla is still there in the background maybe muted a bit in the age process.
“Having this one again. Has been a while since the last time, but is still delivering a nice cup.The vanilla is still there in the background maybe muted a bit in the age process.” Read full tasting note
“Thank you, boychik, for the sample of this! :) The aroma is very much reminiscent of walnut. The taste is quite mellow, smooth, a hint of cream and vanilla. It is a perfectly fine Shu. Not very...” Read full tasting note
“This one still tastes nice to me.” Read full tasting note
“Before brewing I split the mini brick in half down the middle to decrease the thickness to avoid having problems of it not wanting to open up enough to brew properly. Overall a decent ripe puerh...” Read full tasting note
The great tradition continues with ready to drink ripen tea leaves that are 5 years old.
We decided to use old vintage ripen tea leaves fermented in 2006 for our MGH 1104 brick. Now you would enjoy a smooth drink without ‘Duiwei’ (People describe it as pond, fishy, a strange smell of new ripe Pu-erh that many not used to).
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Thank you, boychik, for the sample of this! :)
The aroma is very much reminiscent of walnut. The taste is quite mellow, smooth, a hint of cream and vanilla. It is a perfectly fine Shu. Not very contemplative, however, perfect if you are looking for a shou to accompany a meal, as the notes are not very powerful. I will definitely have to pick up a brick of this.
Before brewing I split the mini brick in half down the middle to decrease the thickness to avoid having problems of it not wanting to open up enough to brew properly. Overall a decent ripe puerh that holds true to the vendor claims but without a doubt the 2011 MGH 1108 brick is a bit better so unless you really want the mini brick style I would say go with that one instead.
I could’ve sworn that I’ve logged this before, but it’s not popping up, so maybe I didn’t…
Anyway, I’m going to start out by saying that I did this totally wrong, having been away from puerh for some time (I did longer steeps than usual…)….
15sec steep: Raisins and vanilla, and of course, plum pudding (I always say that, but that’s what I always get :) ). Oh man, is this good. Slight mineral tang right before that smooth, steamed pudding finish. Hints of walnut, I’m tasting, too.
Feeling kind of stressed out today, just because life is like that sometimes. But, sitting here by a window, with sunlight hitting the snow outside, sipping this absolutely wonderful tea, my spirits are being lifted immensely. :)
30sec steep: As usual, I am in love with the colour of the second cup. Dark and gorgeous, this cup is everything the first cup was and more. The aroma is pure bliss, with a taste that’s more nutty than the first, along with an addition of a browned butter note, accented by caramel. The finish is like walnuts, complete with the hint of bitterness from their skins.
I am so glad I decided to have this tea; I feel like my soul needed it. :)
30sec steep (again… like I said, I did this all wrong…): Caramel-y and sweet, with the same intense colour as the second steep. Nutty and so very delicious.
I’m going to keep drinking this, but I’ve run out of time to log my steeps. Thank you, boychik (who sent me this sample. I’ve been thinking about you as I’ve been sipping), for my extended tea meditation. It was perfect. :)