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1998 CNNP 7542 Pu-erh Tea Cake

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Pu-erh Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by John Grebe
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 oz / 147 ml

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  • “Simply put, this tea is exceptional. It brews a dark amber soup that is rather clean considering its age. The leaves produce a wonderful honey-like, peachy aroma - one of a kind. Due to its...” Read full tasting note
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    sammerz314 28 tasting notes
  • “This is the first my first dry storage aged sheng puerh tea that I've received a sample of. My initial impression is that the color is around the same of the wet storage ones but a little lighter....” Read full tasting note
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    JohnGrebe 215 tasting notes
  • “I steeped this one again. Used a bit more leaf ( maybe a tad too much) and slightly lengthened my steeping times. It did much better this time and did not weaken at all. I did notice a bit of...” Read full tasting note
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    swapilot 48 tasting notes
  • “This tea is extraordinarily drinkable; it has a kind of “creamy” texture. I don't like this type of tea as well as the "rawer" green puerh variety, but as far as it goes it is quite delicious and...” Read full tasting note
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    kenfree 4 tasting notes

From PuerhShop.com

A clean, dry storaged CNNP green tea cake, maked with 7542 on its tong wrapper. As you know 7542 is the recipe for a classic/proven blend in the past.

This tea is already showing fine aging with a reddish liquor. Unlike other semi-aged tea, this tea cake has never placed into a wet storage, so it kept its nice aroma and the sharp characteristics of a raw/green Pu-erh.

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28 tasting notes

Simply put, this tea is exceptional. It brews a dark amber soup that is rather clean considering its age. The leaves produce a wonderful honey-like, peachy aroma – one of a kind. Due to its compression, the leaves are, in general, not intact and it does take a few steeps to reveal its true character. However, its worth the wait. The tea is perfectly balanced with sweetness, astringency and a soft hui gan near the end. In my opinion, this is essentially the profile one seeks when dry-storing puerhs.

Parameters
5.5g to 100 mL water
10-20 second steeps

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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This is the first my first dry storage aged sheng puerh tea that I’ve received a sample of. My initial impression is that the color is around the same of the wet storage ones but a little lighter. The taste is a bit different as it has still has the freshness of the younger tea but the harshness has given way to a more mellow tea. Overall an enjoyable tea and I am grateful for the free sample as it made me realize that when it comes to buying aged sheng that if it is not wet stored then it is not worth my money as I enjoy wet a lot more than dry.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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I steeped this one again. Used a bit more leaf ( maybe a tad too much) and slightly lengthened my steeping times. It did much better this time and did not weaken at all. I did notice a bit of bitterness in the first two steepings that I did not notice last time. I still really like this tea and I am glad it did not weaken like last time.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 OZ / 147 ML

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This tea is extraordinarily drinkable; it has a kind of “creamy” texture. I don’t like this type of tea as well as the “rawer” green puerh variety, but as far as it goes it is quite delicious and flavorful, and makes one think of what an ideal Darjeeling tea might taste like…with absolutely no bitterness or tannins.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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