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2007 Imperial Concubine Aroma Pu-erh Tea Cake

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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Early Spring silver buds from the ancient trees are plucked, sun-dried and then compressed into this cake form. All the leaves are buds and so have a honey sweetish and very strong floral flavor with little bitterness. An excellent Pu-erh to drink now but can be drunk over the course of the next years with subtle changes in aroma and flavor.

A tea cake that most girls/women love to brew and drink.

  • Green Pu-erh Tea Cake 20g Sampler
  • Vintage: 2007 unfermented or raw
  • Premium class
  • Loose tea leaves
  • Caffeine: Moderate
  • Special-Reserve

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My daily cuppa pu erh. 2g/2oz water. 15 sec rinse, 20 sec 1st infusion.

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

2nd infusion, 20 sec. I love how this tea is a “jack of all trades”… sweet, complex, crisp, slightly bitter, smooth, clean.


Surprise! I actually got my mom to try this! She’s even more hyper sensitive about avoiding things that look or sound weird.


4th infusion, 20 sec. Slightly more pronounced liquor and flavor.


5th infusion w/ lemon peper salmon and apple cider vinegar and onion french cut green beans.


Hahah Imperial Concubine…. SCANDALOUS!


6th infusion w/ a granny smith apple and fat free caramel apple dip


Dude Cofftea you are going the absolute extra mile haha


6th infusion haha sorry should have clarified!

Robert Godden

You can mix this with silver needles and get Imperial Porcupine :)


TeaCast, actually pu erhs can be steeped up to 12 infusions. Or so I’ve heard. I don’t think I’ll get that far tonite though. Maybe tomorrow.


Robert, HAHA! That’s just awesome.

Oh Cha!

Imperial Porcupine… LOL


Better yet, Jasmine Silver Needle to make it even more feminine I actually thought of that yesterday as I was drinking my JSN.


Oh no kidding! Wow that’s really cool I didn’t know that :). Any Pu-Erh, or does it depend?


Idk, I’d think any.

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I dressed in my favorite bellydance cover-up, a flowing velvet affair with beads and gold embroidery, turned on an episode of Firefly (Trash) with a tea scene with Inara and then rinsed and steeped the Imperial Concubine tea and served it alongside two pieces of rose Turkish delight.

The tea begins with a musky sweet aroma with notes of honey and apricot and has a light, smooth taste. The second steeping adds a very slight smoky note with an apricot fragrance and taste. The third and fourth steeping develop the sweet apricot and honey taste further. It is a nice tea.

I began with a steeping time of 45 seconds and increased it over the period of re-steeps ending with the fourth steep of 2 minutes.

Boiling 0 min, 45 sec



Wouldn’t you do the same with a tea named Imperial Concubine Aroma? It sounds almost haughty doesn’t it? Luckily it was a very good tea. I worried that I’d be all dressed up and the tea would turn out to be more of Cheap Tart Smell rather than Imperial Concubine Aroma. ;)


Hah, so more YoSaffBridge than Inara?


Exactly! Who wants a tea that strips one naked, turns a gun on one, or knocks one out?


Cheap Tart Smell! LOL! I’m glad too that didn’t happen. :D


Ah-maz-ing log, Carolyn! And hilarious comments too. :) I find myself craving pu-erh now…


@Carolyn Certainly not I! Trash was such a…satisfying episode.


@takgot “Satisfying” is it? We know what is in your naughty little mind. ;)


HAHAHAHA well, I really meant story-wise, because of the comeuppance of it all, but also because someone was more than a little naked. That was nice.


Before I read all these comments, I thought you were calling the Firefly show trash_. I was like =O. I should have picked up on the "_tea scene with Inara." I thought Inara was your friend, how silly of me. I did a quick google search and hey look Trash is actually an episode. Oh, how I miss Firefly and wished Fox didn’t mess up the series.


GREAT POST! I love that you dressed up. Certain teas just call for that little extra something. And a 93 to boot….awesome!


@Ricky You should DVD it. A lot of places have been selling it at a pretty good discount lately [not that I think Firefly needs a discount to justify purchasing it, but it helps] and they have all the episodes. I think some of them went unaired. AND they’re in order. Fancy that.


I have Firefly, I was actually just rewatching a few episodes of it on Hulu a few weeks ago. Maybe I should just have a marathon and rewatch the whole thing, it’s been a while. Definitely worth it.


@Ricky Ah, okay. From your previous post it sounded like you weren’t terribly familiar with the show.


No worries, I have a really bad memory. I tend to forget details about stuff I watch. Like I’d watch a movie and a few weeks later I’d be like wait what did I just watch with you last week?


…lovely review.Instead of Turkish delight…may I humbly suggest dry plums…very sexy in combination with the right tea.
Well…and inspired by what I’ve just read…mmh, I am honestly thinking I should put my cufflinks on this afternoon as I meet the " Prince of Wales" at 4.00pm. maybe put a nice classic CD on…Händel or Bach perhaps…


Thank you, Keemun. Dry plums might go better than the Turkish Delight. I will try that next time.

I think it would be splendid to meet the “Prince of Wales” with music and nice clothes. I hear, though, that he is very much in his cups by late afternoon. ;)

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