2013 Yiwu Peacock blend

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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 7 oz / 210 ml

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  • “I got a sample of this from the lovely *Stephanie* Quite nice. Sweet with an almost bitter finish. It took me several infusions to figure out what it tastes like: bell pepper! Yummy!” Read full tasting note
    cheri0627 484 tasting notes
  • “Beautiful leaf from 100+ year YiWu tea trees so I was anxious to try this one. First few steeps were very subtle – pleasant enough but little depth or complexity. For a moment I wondered if I...” Read full tasting note
    Dignitea 300 tasting notes
  • “This generous sample came to me from *Stephanie* - thank you so much. 5g 150ml gaiwan 195F rinse/pause/5/5/5/10/10/15/15 etc i think i had this tea over 4 days, still saved leaves,may try...” Read full tasting note
    boychik 417 tasting notes
  • “Thanks a bunch to *Yang-chu* and the rest of the Steepsters who went in on a big TeaUrchin order! And special thanks to *mrmopar* for hooking me up with the puerh group order thread :) Trying my...” Read full tasting note
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Our blend of carefully selected, 100+ years old Yiwu 乔木 tea bushes, this is a punchy full flavored cake with lots going for it – brown sugar fragrance, a honey sweet liquor that coats the whole mouth, and some nice bitterness to balance. It is surprisingly complex, with the astringency of smaller trees, but easily countered with shorter steep times. Buy together with it’s sister cake – our 2013 Spring Yiwu Snake Blend which was made from ancient trees 古树 and provides an interesting comparison.

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5 Tasting Notes

484 tasting notes

I got a sample of this from the lovely Stephanie

Quite nice. Sweet with an almost bitter finish.

It took me several infusions to figure out what it tastes like: bell pepper!

Yummy!

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300 tasting notes

Beautiful leaf from 100+ year YiWu tea trees so I was anxious to try this one. First few steeps were very subtle – pleasant enough but little depth or complexity. For a moment I wondered if I should just move on to another tea but I decided to keep working with this Yiwu. After the fourth steep there was stronger flavor but certainly not overwhelming – sweet taste, coats the mouth and throat and lingers; enough subtle bitterness slips in to balance nicely. In general this is an easy to drink tea with beautiful high quality leaf. It won’t knock you over with its flavor but a good tea to keep on hand. I used 6.5 grams with a 5s rinse and a 30s idle followed by 10s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 40s steeps. Not my favorite YiWu but definitely worth owning. Note: fairly priced at $35 for a 357g cake.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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This generous sample came to me from Stephanie – thank you so much.
5g 150ml gaiwan 195F
rinse/pause/5/5/5/10/10/15/15 etc
i think i had this tea over 4 days, still saved leaves,may try today.
beautiful long leaves. 1st steep was very nice mild, sweet and citrusy. nice mouthfeel,sweet peppers emerging
i decided to raise the temp to 200F
the color is dark yellow-orange. very juicy, sweet peppers and apricots. The following steeps were very sweet. eventually peppery notes disappeared and were just sweet and mild, some astringency (nothing major) and no bitterness ( or maybe it was just barely noticeable and i just got used to it). Anyway very nice and positive experience. Made me tea drunk ;)

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MzPriss

I got an nice sample of this from Stephanie as well and after reading this note I’m looking forward to it even more than I already was :)

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Thanks a bunch to Yang-chu and the rest of the Steepsters who went in on a big TeaUrchin order! And special thanks to mrmopar for hooking me up with the puerh group order thread :)

Trying my first sheng from the shared cakes! YAY! The leaves are slightly glossy and beautifully compressed. (All the leaves from the TeaUrchin order appear high quality to my admittedly untrained eyes.) This is an energetic, punchy young thing with pleasant astringency and slight bitterness. Slight floral undertones and just enough sweetness to balance it out. I REALLY dig this. Very happy I got to have some. I will eagerly drink the rest :D

Can’t wait to try the others!

boychik

sounds soo good! Enjoy!

mrmopar

I really liked this one also. Great example of good Yiwu tea.

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This is a very fragrant tea with scents of floral and brown sugar. It is a “Full bodied” sheng that brings a lot to the plate. It starts out very subtle in the first couple of steeps with notes of some slight sweetness that is very full mouth feeling. It carries on well in the later steeps with some bitterness that rises to the front. It is pretty gentle to be a young sheng with none of the harsh bitterness many bring to the cup. Very nice and enjoyable.
Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
mrmopar

Yeah I think we are getting a community order in for The Tea Urchin.

Stephanie

Do they offer just samples for sale? I don’t have proper whole cake storage yet…

mrmopar

They do, I bought this one as a sample with a couple of cakes from them.
http://teaurchin.com/yiwu-peacock-blend-2013-spring.html.
that link should get you there. We are working on a community order since shipping is $20.00 US for any order. check the puerh of the day sheng or shou discussion.

Stephanie

Thanks!!!

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