I don’t normally like shu pu-er, but this is the absolute best shu I’ve tasted. Very light and without the overwhelming earthiness of lower-end pu-ers. I agree with the description that it does have a slight pastry-like quality.
“I finally finished restringing the harp! My reward? (Other than getting paid by the parents of the student who's harp I restrung) I took a trip upstairs to open my Shu-Box (not to be confused with...” Read full tasting note
“Now I see what I did! I tried this once before and forgot to do the infusion test and rate! Well, I now have a rating! And here's the notes from my 2nd infusion... I think the 2nd infusion is...” Read full tasting note
“Um, wow. This is more than amazing. *TeaEqualsBills* ,how did you know?! This has been on my mind since the very first tasting note popped up. It got me insanely excited about puerh, and then here...” Read full tasting note
“I can't believe I've just been hoarding this one. I've set up my kettle and gaiwan on my nightstand because today has been OBNOXIOUS. It took me over 2 1/2 hours to get home because of a major...” Read full tasting note
This tea defies everything we know about pu’er nuggets. Through a special and meticulous fermentation process, these nuggets yield the cleanest and smoothest taste we have found in pu’er. Indeed, we would recommend this to anyone, even those who are hesitant to venture into the world of pu’er.
In early steepings there is a slight maltiness, combined with buttery thickness and vanilla notes that can only be described as angel food cake. This pastry-like quality continues to grow, and gains an intriguing complexity when light notes of elderberry and cinnamon come through.
In later steepings, the cinnamon notes continue to grow, becoming the dominant sweetness. A slight pine quality comes through with hints of spearmint. Throughout every steeping, the texture is perfectly smooth, and the sweetness always well balanced, and never overwhelming. A pu’er like this is difficult to describe since much of its appeal comes from the mouth-feel. This is one of the most comforting and exquisite mouth-feel sensations that we have found in shu pu’er.
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