2011 Yiwu Pinweizhichun Pu-erh Tea

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Chocolate, Dark Bittersweet, Earth, Sweet
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “Yet another sample and a bit too small for me to be able to give a true review of it as I normally use a bit more ripe puerh at a time. Despite brewing light it has a smooth edge to it. Even...” Read full tasting note
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    JohnGrebe 244 tasting notes
  • “I found this ripe bittersweet at the start with a fair amount of fermentation flavor. It was dark and rich in the early infusions with some notes of bittersweet chocolate in there. It pretty much...” Read full tasting note
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Menluo Yiwu Pinweizhichun Pu-erh Tea Cake

In a master’s hand, it’s possible to duplicate a success.

2011 Yiwu Pinweizhichun Pu-erh Tea Cake was made by using better raw materials and it was fermented properly. The cake, since its born, had become the object of many tea marketers, including famous Yiwu Hongqing Hao (I did not buy their expensive offerings) that wanted to make this tea their own, that was, packed in their wrapper, so as to fatch top dollars.

Super nice, thick, and sweet with no ‘off’ taste, many whom tasted this tea confessed this one was better than its 2009 counterpart. Should I say more?

In May 2012 I heard the story and asked Mr. Zhou at Yiwu Manluo Tea Factory if I could get some? He told me it was all sold out. But he somehow managed to allocate a few for me, now you had the chance to check it out.

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244 tasting notes

Yet another sample and a bit too small for me to be able to give a true review of it as I normally use a bit more ripe puerh at a time. Despite brewing light it has a smooth edge to it. Even though this ripe puerh was said to be made with really premium leaves I can not really tell that much of a difference. Sure it is a good puerh on its own merits but if you expect this one to be special or above the rest then you will be in for a disappointing cup of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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I found this ripe bittersweet at the start with a fair amount of fermentation flavor. It was dark and rich in the early infusions with some notes of bittersweet chocolate in there. It pretty much lost its fermentation taste by the fifth infusion. In any case I don’t remember that taste being of the particularly unpleasant sort. Perhaps it has simply cleared enough that the taste wasn’t too bad. If so that is a bit of a miracle as this was dry stored in Michigan at Puerhshop. I just bought it but I know they have had it for a number of years. In any case I liked this tea. It was not in the phenomenal category of ripe puerh but was a good solid ripe puerh for a decent price. Puerhshop has in my opinion it’s problems but they are one of the few major sources of puerh on this side of the Rocky Mountains. They have a lousy return policy when something goes wrong. I was once sent a moldy tea. They made me ship it back to them. I don’t know if they were planning on selling it to someone else. Yunnan Sourcing would have never expected me to ship the tea back to them if they sent out something moldy. I wish Yunnan Sourcing would open up something on the east coast.

I steeped this tea ten times in a 120ml gaiwan with 10.4g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. The leaves were not done but I had had enough puerh. I’m sure I could have gotten a few more steeps out of the leaves.

Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Bittersweet, Earth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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