Yunnan Golden Peacock Pu'erh Tea

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Apple, Plums, Tobacco, Vanilla, Wood
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 oz / 118 ml

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  • “mmmm this is a pretty nice puerh. I've been sipping on it throughout the morning and while it's good, i prefer the puerhs from mandala that i've had. This has a very mellow profile. It's got a...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 5241 tasting notes
  • “Thank you Yezi Tea for this sample! A strong bodied, slightly earthy tea which is reminiscent scent wise of old leather and tobacco. (To me) this is my first Pu'erh tea, and something of an...” Read full tasting note
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    CelebriTea 129 tasting notes
  • “Aroma: Smokey, damp, earthy Color: Dark amber Taste: Very robust with a lingering smokey oak finish, earthy, rich Notes: This was my very first encounter with pu'reh and it wasn't all too bad....” Read full tasting note
    winterqueen27 118 tasting notes
  • “I've had this sample for awhile, while I got over my fear of shou. Now that it's done, I've been diving in! This had some earthiness, but it wasn't crazy. It wasn't bad at all, but it didn't wow...” Read full tasting note
    Sarsonator 250 tasting notes

From Yezi Tea

The Golden Peacock comes from some of Yunan’s oldest tea trees. Yezi’s Puer tea is vintage 2010 and is available in 7 oz. / 200-gram disks. The resulting brew is a deep red color with burgundy hues. The beverage is like having a conversation with a loved one in a Rolls-Royce car—sweet and smooth. You can age Golden Peacock in your own home and marvel at its changing personality as it deepens and matures with the passage of time.

Use: 4-5 grams or 2-3 tsp. of tea
Water amount: 1 gram of tea / 50ml of water or 1 tsp. of tea / 2 oz. of water
Temperature: 95-100 °C or 203-212 °F
Brew: 5-6 times
First brew: 30 seconds
Subsequent brews: Add 10-15 seconds

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9 Tasting Notes

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mmmm this is a pretty nice puerh. I’ve been sipping on it throughout the morning and while it’s good, i prefer the puerhs from mandala that i’ve had. This has a very mellow profile. It’s got a bit of an earthiness to it, but not over poweringly so. this is a yunnan, so i expect that it contributes to it’s mellowness. Overall, still a good little example of what yezi tea is all about. nice!

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129 tasting notes

Thank you Yezi Tea for this sample!
A strong bodied, slightly earthy tea which is
reminiscent scent wise of old leather and tobacco. (To me)
this is my first Pu’erh tea, and something of an unusual flavor
remonding me of sour dough bread, but it is not at all toasty
and neither is it astringent.
This is not my favorite tea, and yet I am thankful for the introduction
to the world or Pu’erh via this tea.
This could become a staple for me.
I received this today and have steeped it multiple times.
This tea is very consistent steep after steep, and I like that.
Color of an amber-burgundy garnet.

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118 tasting notes

Aroma: Smokey, damp, earthy
Color: Dark amber
Taste: Very robust with a lingering smokey oak finish, earthy, rich
Notes: This was my very first encounter with pu’reh and it wasn’t all too bad. Will take some getting used to. Definitely a very unique flavor that lingers a while after you swallow. The flavor got more complex as I re steeped. I re steeped 5 times increasing 15 seconds a steep. I think this type will grow on me, I could see this being consumed with certain foods to enhance the flavor.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec
BigDaddy

Dark chocolate brownies for one.

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250 tasting notes

I’ve had this sample for awhile, while I got over my fear of shou. Now that it’s done, I’ve been diving in!

This had some earthiness, but it wasn’t crazy. It wasn’t bad at all, but it didn’t wow me. Anyway, I liked it. It just wasn’t luuuuuurve.

Tealizzy

I was afraid too but that mandala sampler helped ease the way! It’s like a whole new world opened up!

Sarsonator

Absolutely. Once I figured out a way that worked for me, I have been having a blast trying all the shous!!!!

TeaBrat

There’s nothing to fear but fear itself… ;)

Sarsonator

LOL. I’m not scared anymore! Woo!

KiwiDelight

I love that last sentence. There’s no better way than to describe pu’erh with the way you write.

Cheri

I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who had a fear of shou.

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138 tasting notes

I think I’ve been drinking this tea for pretty much the past three days. Thank you to Albertocanfly for sending this to be through the Tealephone.

My littlest teapot definitely isn’t about the size of a gaiwan. (I really need to invest in one… maybe.) It holds maybe a full 8oz, or thereabouts. I think I’ve gotten through maybe 7 steepings, but while there is a little bit of flavor left if I leave it to steep a long time, it’s mostly just colored water at this point. Steeps are 212*F, starting at 1min and adding 15 secs for each additional steep…. with a little bit of lag time for me walking back to the pot and pouring it out. =)

So, the dry leaf smelt fruit, and it was still really compact, not too many loose leaves.
The fishy puerh smell didn’t really fade until maybe the third or fourth steep, but the liquor was smooth and nice throughout. The liquor was a very saturated red at first, and it gradually got lighter in saturation, but it’s still on the red-golden color. It did really come out to be as red-gold, I think the name golden peacock is very apt.

I’m glad this came in the Tealephone, I probably never would have tried it otherwise. Thanks again Albertocanfly!

Cheri

The TEAlephone has been one of the coolest things I’ve been involved in here. I love it.

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240 tasting notes

I haven’t had pu’erh in a while, even though I adore it. So I decided to crack this open to start the day.

The dry leaf smells of worn leather and sweet tobacco. The taste is smooth and mellow – a hint of damp earth. While I don’t find this complex, I do find it enjoyable and easy to sip.

I’m on my third steep (western style) and I can see that I’ll get a few more steeps out of it.

Thank you Dexter for sharing this sample with me!

gmathis

Love the name of this one! Sounds opulent.

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242 tasting notes

Yunnan Jin Kong Que (Golden Peacock)

5/28/14

Origin: Yunnan Province
Vintage 2010
Dry Leaf: Scents of sweet tobacco, dried plum, dried apple. Leaves are tiny twisted brown and gold threads within the compressed cake.

Method: 4 oz porcelain Gong Fu pot
2 tsp tea – 4oz H20
200F 30” rinse/45”/45”

Wet Leaf: The small twists have unfurled a bit and are dark brown with scents of prune, wood, and sweet tobacco.

Liquor: beautiful deep plum, scents of the wood and prune

Flavor: Wood, smooth, sweet prune, no bitter, rich, subtle vanilla in the finish.

Definitely taste after a meal because it is heavy on the stomach.

Thank you to Yezi Tea for this sample with purchase!!

Flavors: Apple, Plums, Tobacco, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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Finished the last of my Golden Peacock (aka 2010 Jin Kong Que)… In honor of World Goth Day, my SO and I are sporting some of our goth gear (my military hat with the Skinny Puppy logo and his favorite Tripp NYC pants) while having tea by candlelight and playing Tomb Raider.
Pu-erh shu and yancha, to me, seem like the most goth teas out of all the tea types. They are dark, mysterious, beautiful. And they are mostly misunderstood and under appreciated by many tea drinkers.
I absolutely love this tea. It has such a creamy mouth-feel and is so incredibly smooth. The notes remind me so much of winter honey from Kona. I think I got about ten infusions or so out of it. I definitely need to order more.

The set-up:
http://tea-pet.tumblr.com/post/86553766473/candlelit-gongfu-cha-in-honor-of-world-goth-day

Sarsonator

Skinny Puppy FTW!

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613 tasting notes

Got around to this generous sample finally because I was looking for one from Mandala (still haven’t found it…eurgh) and unearthed this in the mean time. A lovely leathery but mellow pu erh. I really need to give Yezi more props here than I do—I adore Qing Pin and the scotch-y tea, and this is a great intro to pu erh, flavorful but not scary, ha. (I still don’t share the fuss for Jin Pins from any company I’ve tried them from, but I reckon that’s like me and Monkey teas; my palate is just not wired right to catch the subtle notes in their full glory.)

DeliriumsFrogs

I’ll have to get some Pu erh from Yezi next time! :)

Dexter

LOL yep me too – haven’t tried any of their pu’erh.
I agree ifjuly – I don’t give them enough props either. Glad you enjoyed this one.

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