2017 Year of the Rooster

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Asparagus, Bitter, Broth, Butter, Creamy, Earth, Grass, Green Beans, Herbs, Honey, Pepper, Pleasantly Sour, Smooth, Spinach, Umami, Vegetal, Wet Rocks, Citrus Zest, Coffee, Cream, Floral, Green Pepper, Herbaceous, Mineral, Sweet, Astringent, Camphor, Celery, Nutty, Roots, Sour, Tobacco, Wood, Hay, Medicinal
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 oz / 95 ml

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  • “I have not been doing a lot of check-ups on my ageing teas, the last time I had this one is now almost two years ago. In the meanime, it has moved into a more semi-aged territory. The dry leaf...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Overall, Year of the Rooster was a good send-off to White2Tea’s 2017 Fall production line, and left a good impression as far as energy goes. I would recommend this tea to those who love strong...” Read full tasting note
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Our Year of the Rooster blend is a strong and forthright raw Puer. Menghai area character with a solid huigan [returning sweetness in the mouth] and layered fragrance.
Drink now if you favor bold raw Puer or age for a few years to round off the edges of this tea.
Each cake is 200 grams.

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I have not been doing a lot of check-ups on my ageing teas, the last time I had this one is now almost two years ago. In the meanime, it has moved into a more semi-aged territory.

The dry leaf aroma reminds me of nuts and fermented foods. In the wet leaves I found a lot of woody and other hard to specify associations. Overall, I like the smell a lot and it is quite different from what I remember previously.

The taste starts off savoury, bitter, and earhty. There are also nutty, sweet and mildly sour aspects to it, but most of the vegetal flavours are gone. I find the texture to be quite brothy and supple. The tea has a strong bitterness and is overall quite pungent around steeps 3-5. There is also an earhty sweetness of celery roots, bone broth flavour and notable astringency.

Aftertaste is also strong and expansive. There are hints of tobacco and camphor, but it is also more vegetal than the immediate taste.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Broth, Camphor, Celery, Earth, Nutty, Roots, Sour, Sweet, Tobacco, Umami, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
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This one of the first sheng I had, before my days on Steepster. The tea was freshly pressed back then, and I wish I had written a note to contribute to logging the tea’s progression. I remember it being quite sweet (though not as much as the 2017 Farmer Direct Tea) and very deep and robust like a Menghai, savory. I hope you’re doing well these days, Togo :)

Togo

It does have a strong Menghai character, yes!

I am doing well, living in the Alps is magnificent :)

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88 tasting notes

Overall, Year of the Rooster was a good send-off to White2Tea’s 2017 Fall production line, and left a good impression as far as energy goes. I would recommend this tea to those who love strong characteristics of being thick and savory.

You can read my full review here…

https://www.theoolongdrunk.com/single-post/2018/04/18/2017-Year-of-the-Rooster-by-White2Tea

Flavors: Broth, Hay, Medicinal

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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