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2006 YiWu Mt. Raw Puerh

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Pu-erh Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by cultureflip
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  • “I am once again taken to school and instructed as to what tea should taste like. My goodness. I implore all of you to purchase some samples from this guy. Please! Seriously, your minds will be...” Read full tasting note
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    robc22 144 tasting notes
  • “This is another tea that my cats "chose" for me. This is quite different than what I've been drinking lately. Someone said that they could taste cooked strawberries, and I wouldn't have come up...” Read full tasting note
    91
    CharlotteZero 359 tasting notes
  • “The wet leaves opened with hot cotton, warm dryers and some bursts of intense ashy smoke. The first flavors rocked between cantaloupe and cooked strawberry and freshly smoked whitefish. Middle...” Read full tasting note
    99
    the_skua 207 tasting notes
  • “Tried this tea for the 2nd time tonight, and it was wonderful. 2.5 grams of tea, 60-75 mL of water in the gaiwans, temps near boiling, and 30" first infusion. Somewhere around the 3rd and 4th...” Read full tasting note
    86
    teaddict 311 tasting notes

From The Mandarin's Tea Room

The tender buds, resilient leaves of this raw puer was harvested in the spring.
Dry Leaf Aroma: Delicate trace of an old fashioned perfume and tobacco.
Wet Leaf Aroma: Toffee – like sweetness with hints of roasted grain.
Body: An abundance of orchids and other exotic florals greet the taste buds. The strong smoked camphor character offers a bracing balance to the heady floral notes and turns into cooling mint and citrus. Warm, buttery caramel notes awaken at the bottom of the cup. Brisk and lively with a wild musky side that is reminiscent of a vintage cologne.
Finish: Intensely cool and spicy with cleansing anise notes.
Qi: Strong and euphoric for some

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5 Tasting Notes

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144 tasting notes

I am once again taken to school and instructed as to what tea should taste like. My goodness.

I implore all of you to purchase some samples from this guy. Please! Seriously, your minds will be blown. It’s that good!

edit: now that i’m a little more versed in the world of puerh, i can honestly say that this one is a cut above, like pretty much all tea from this shop. if hindsight serves me there was a distinct cleanliness and clarity to the flavors which, at this point, i won’t be able to extract from memory. they were good ones though.

Cofftea

You have me sold! Actually I was old w/ “97” and “raw”:) What is it lacking to gain those extra 3 points?

cultureflip

i cant justify giving any tea a 100 because, in my mind, that would make it insurmountable by any other tea. if i ever have the PERFECT tea it would get a 99.

that being said, please try the Menghai Green Brick as well. it is aged and has characteristics of what we have come to know as shu but it is different and so much more complex than many other teas, let alone shu puer, that ive had. im telling you it must be tasted to be believed.

Cofftea

Eh… ya lost me when you said it had the characteristics of shu lol:)

cultureflip

i know i know. get the sample size though and try it. theres really no reason for anyone to like a standard shu. theyre gross. this one is different though, in a class of its own. (it doesnt taste like poo AT ALL)

cultureflip

its really only 30% shu anyway. im sorry if im pushing it on you i just think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Cofftea

Will probably eventually get around to it:)

cultureflip

need to try this one again now that i have more puer experience under my belt

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This is another tea that my cats “chose” for me. This is quite different than what I’ve been drinking lately. Someone said that they could taste cooked strawberries, and I wouldn’t have come up with that on my own, but the flavor is just like that after the first steeping only without any sweetness. The back palate has a strong sour note and the finish is quite bitter. There’s also quite a lot of minerality and also a metallic flavor. The texture turns quite creamy in the second steep. The strongest flavors are probably citrus, camphor, and fresh florals. On the third steeping I am getting some sweeter notes and there is a peppery aftertaste. I can smell bacon fat at the end of the cup. This one makes for a very interesting gong fu session!

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The wet leaves opened with hot cotton, warm dryers and some bursts of intense ashy smoke. The first flavors rocked between cantaloupe and cooked strawberry and freshly smoked whitefish.

Middle steeps produced a light tartness in the vein of white cranberry flesh – but never intensely sour.

This yiwu proved dazzling in the finish, with a lovely, terse, complex bitterness holding long and giving herbal satisfaction. I enjoyed this tea’s understated, complex, and composed beauty. Wrapping up with fermented cocoa nib dryness in the throat, it was hard not to be impressed. This is my kind of sheng.

Full blog post: http://tea.theskua.com/?p=275

cultureflip

wow, 99. i tried a sample of this not too long ago when i was but a babe in the way of puerh and i remember it being good (like pretty much all of tim’s tea).

teaddict

You reminded me to go back and finish the tasting group from last week. Thanks!

the_skua

I was very impressed. Unfortunately, it sells for a price I couldn’t even imagine paying for a cake.

teaddict

I hadn’t looked at that. Yikes. I am really enjoying my 2008 Yi Wu bamboo aged puerh from Norbu—another stellar brewing on Friday got people very enthused—but I probably will drink it all up long before it gets another 2 years on it, to see if it could achieve similar class to this one.

Oh well.

the_skua

That one looks mildly more affordable. :) Glad to know it was good, I’ve been wanting to try a bamboo pu’er for a while, so I may give that one a run.

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311 tasting notes

Tried this tea for the 2nd time tonight, and it was wonderful. 2.5 grams of tea, 60-75 mL of water in the gaiwans, temps near boiling, and 30" first infusion. Somewhere around the 3rd and 4th infusion there was something a bit bitter, but it started sweet, smoky, spicy, earthy, had that slightly bitter interlude, and carried on for another half dozen plus infusions with the sweetness and bit of earthy and spicy. It is a wonderful tea, one I’d be happy to have more of in my cupboard, but the cupboard is already overflowing with puerh.

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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