China Pu-Erh Tuocha (572)

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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  • “Tasty pu-erh, though I was a bit disappointed at the strength of this tea...the steeping instructions really should read 5-6 minutes, not 3-4. But that's just my personal opinion. Perhaps under...” Read full tasting note
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    morvaltur 1710 tasting notes
  • “I've been hearing about this type of tea a lot lately so when I asked about it the tea shop in my area gave me a sample to try. I was instantly drawn to it after the first sip despite it's slightly...” Read full tasting note
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    JYoungs 18 tasting notes
  • “I have never had the opportunity to sample the pricier range of pu-erh that has ripened for at least a decade, but these mini nests are undoubtedly a good way to get acquainted with the...” Read full tasting note
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    the_old_ben 5 tasting notes
  • “Color: light+ maple with hints of reddish amber and touches of green in denser areas.   With longer steeping the color can reach chocolate to coffee. Aroma: Wet earth with hints of zoo...” Read full tasting note
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    Parsifal 19 tasting notes

From TeaGschwendner

This odd looking tea is pressed into a “Nest” shape or “Tuo.” Pu-erh is a highly revered tea type from Yunnan Province that undergoes fermentation during its production—it then can improve with age, developing nuance as a result of microbial activity. This “Shou” Pu-erh is richly earthy and velvety smooth.

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Tasty pu-erh, though I was a bit disappointed at the strength of this tea…the steeping instructions really should read 5-6 minutes, not 3-4. But that’s just my personal opinion. Perhaps under different steeping circumstances, this would have turned out better, so I will have to try it again later (under different circumstances).

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5 min, 0 sec

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I’ve been hearing about this type of tea a lot lately so when I asked about it the tea shop in my area gave me a sample to try. I was instantly drawn to it after the first sip despite it’s slightly fishy scent. They say it gets better with age and I must say I am a bit intrigued to taste that possibility.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
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A fishy smelling pu-erh is usually past its prime (or just made poorly). I love cooked puerhs but I really don’t like the fishy ones either – I bet you will like a fresher one a lot also.

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I have never had the opportunity to sample the pricier range of pu-erh that has ripened for at least a decade, but these mini nests are undoubtedly a good way to get acquainted with the flavour.

Pu-erh is – more so than any other tea – an acquired taste. To me it is rich and earthy and compares completely to the smell of a forest floor after a heavy rainshower in summer. Notes of old wood are also there, but the tea has a very mild taste to it, there is barely a hint of sourness or anything bitter in it. Virtually no astringency.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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19 tasting notes

Color: light+ maple with hints of reddish amber and touches of green in denser areas.   With longer steeping the color can reach chocolate to coffee.
Aroma: Wet earth with hints of zoo animal/horse-barn, subtle sweetness and a background of malt and old paper.
Taste: Classic, yet mild, sweet moist top soil and very mild notes of barnyard, malt and leather.  Soft+ mouthfeel, light tannins and I nice lingering finish with lasting mild astringency and throat sweetness reminiscent of older tea trees.
Physical/Mental Effects: Mild but clearing head and internal energy with relaxed muscles.  This intensified during the 3rd 4oz cup and continued in strength with each following cup.  Into 2nd 16oz steep a clear Cha Zui is present with focus yet wandering mental effects.
Notes:  1 nest per 16oz water and a 3:30 steep…  color notes are based on the very first cup.  The color, astringency and overall strength increased (as expected) as the tea sat in the water.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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The best tea that exists. This tea is far more deserving of the term “ancient trees”. It’s like having a picnic of mushrooms on a moss-covered fairy garden oak crevice. Smells like a 1,000 year old Chinese farm and a tastes like a stark fermented tree bark. 10/10!

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7 tasting notes

Bought this at TeaGschwendner in Chicago and LOVE it, ordered a bunch more yesterday and really love the nuance of the earth and richness of flavor. One of my new favorites!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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It’s interesting how this tea is made but, honestly, I couldn’t drink this. It tastes way too earthy for me.

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