This is one of my favourite teas. Really nice, with cocao, creamy and malty notes.
Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Malt
“This is one of my favourite teas. Really nice, with cocao, creamy and malty notes.” Read full tasting note
“This tea is really yummy. I think we have Allan to thank for discovering it. Very smooth, great flavor, deep and rich. Some fermentation funk permeates all steepings, but I suspect it will fade and...” Read full tasting note
“Oh. My. Goodness. This is amazing. It’s everything I love about ripe puerh…. Mineral notes (which always come out as baked-good…almost baking powder/cream of tartar notes to...” Read full tasting note
“oh dexter. can we buy more please? when you get to being allowed to buy more? I pulled this one out randomly today because i always try to take time for at least one puerh when i work from home...” Read full tasting note
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This tea is really yummy. I think we have Allan to thank for discovering it. Very smooth, great flavor, deep and rich. Some fermentation funk permeates all steepings, but I suspect it will fade and this tea will turn out top notch. I’m going to get a tong, the cakes are only 100g and reasonably priced.
Oh. My. Goodness.
This is amazing.
It’s everything I love about ripe puerh….
Mineral notes (which always come out as baked-good…almost baking powder/cream of tartar notes to me)…. raisin like, sweet and so deep…
Yes. This is a definite ‘add to cupboard when you can!’ type tea….
Thank you SO MUCH Dexter for sending this to me to try… It’s even better than I had hoped! :)
oh dexter. can we buy more please? when you get to being allowed to buy more? I pulled this one out randomly today because i always try to take time for at least one puerh when i work from home because even if it gets busy, i generally have time for a few steeps in between meetings. Today i christened my new pot that i picked up from the tea festival with this one. I’ve only had a couple steeps so far, so more to come if life doesn’t get busy..but i really love this. It’s rich. i have no other way to describe it.
it’s smooth…and deep…and rich…and just downright satisfying.
sneaks over to ebay
First time sampling it I decided to just go forth and use my zishi.
I don’t use gaiwans for shou anyway.
Used my ~90 ml zishi dedicated to shou and around 6 grams of leaf.
The cake had very light compression for me. I easily broke my sample from the cake without use of a cake-tool.
Very beautiful leaves. Had a strong aroma too.
Used two quick washes after adding the leaves to my warmed up pot.
First steeping was a bit fishy and bitter but I could tell it was just waking up. The true flavors were yet to come out.
The second steeping I was getting hints of creamed wheat with a Bittersweet Malty aspect going on, still little fermented taste but nothing major.
The chaqi was very warming in the chest and stomach.
I felt alert and energized but was perfectly content sitting listening to peter tosh and sipping this delicious tea.
Can’t wait to try this with company and see what they think of the taste.
To me it’s a winner.
Perfect price, smaller sized cake, decent delivery speed minus customs in my case, and a great taste.
Flavors: Creamy, Dark Bittersweet, Earth, Malt, Wheat
Ok! This is it! I have new teaware out. I have my little goat/sheep thing chilling in its hat cup. I have my YIXING POT OUT and rinsed and ready to go.
I haven’t used my yixing in MONTHS. It was so dusty.
My new cup dwarfs it. Teensy tea pot.
I think I don’t like the yixing mostly because it leaks like a fucking sieve. The lid doesn’t sit tight, but I swear when I used it in-store, it was fine.
And I can’t drink this tea. Smells like dried squid. Yep.
Ok, moving on.
(I’ve had it before and I don’t remember it being this bad. IDK.)
Wow this is good!!!!
Edit: I need to write more than just it’s good. This is a perfect hybrid between a fuzzy golden bud Yunnan black tea (malty, sweet, chocolatey, sweet potato) and a really nice smooth ripe pu’erh (earthy and subterranean). There is nothing nasty in this tea. It’s flavorful without being in your face. I love it. Great way to step outside my comfort zone into the wonderful world of shou pu’erh.