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"Drunk on Red" Sun-Dried Jing Gu Black Tea mini cake * Autumn 2011

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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  • “Hmm, this is ok I guess. It was cheap, but the other black teas I've had from Yunnan Sourcing were WAY better. It has a nice black peppercorn quality, and a sweetness a bit like maple syrup,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Recently I purchased six black teas from Yunnan Sourcing. The shipping rate is reasonable but not cheap, so for me it's worth it to buy a lot of teas (550g total is a lot to me) in one order. On...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

Autumn flush of Jing Gu Yang Ta tea was withered processed into black tea through frying, bruising and withering but then finally sun-dried. The resulting taste is smooth and sweet with expansive cha qi. Yunnan large leaf varietal sund-dried black tea can be aged for several years with subtle changes occuring every 3 to 6 months.

“Zui Hong” aka “Drunk on Red” is a fat little mini cake made by hydraulic press and wrapped 7 cakes per bamboo tong.

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Hmm, this is ok I guess. It was cheap, but the other black teas I’ve had from Yunnan Sourcing were WAY better.

It has a nice black peppercorn quality, and a sweetness a bit like maple syrup, but it also tastes a bit like wet dog… Its a smooth tea, but it’s fairly one dimensional and overall not much improvement over decent quality teabag blacks.

I wonder if this wasn’t stored very well? It may have gotten slightly damp at some point or had too much humidity.

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Pyra Gorgon

LOL @ wet dog.

That is a really good analogy. Recently, I received a Yunnan 2004 ripe and aged puerh that smelled and tasted like rotten roots. The taste was brutal.

Come to think of it…it did smell a bit like wet dog too!

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Recently I purchased six black teas from Yunnan Sourcing. The shipping rate is reasonable but not cheap, so for me it’s worth it to buy a lot of teas (550g total is a lot to me) in one order. On the plus side, my husband mostly drinks black tea at work and this will keep us both well supplied for a while.

Overall I had a nice and mellow six steeps. Nothing really unique caught my attention, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s a pleasant cup of Yunnan black tea to drink, and also fun to pry apart. Not disappointed.

100ml gaiwan, 2 tsp(?), 6 short steeps

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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