2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Hui Run" Ripe Pu-erh tea cake of Bu Lang Mountain

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Baked Bread, Cake, Malt, Plums, Raisins, Sweet, Caramel, Smooth, Chocolate, Wood
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 9 oz / 252 ml

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We are excited to offer this premium ripe pu-erh cake made entirely from Spring 2011 Bu Lang mountain material. First flush material was collected from several Bu Lang villages and fermented for 46 days. After fermentation was completed, the tea was dried and graded. We blended the various grades to create a balance recipe comprising of tippy golden buds and heavier grade 1,3, and 5 leaves. The term “Hui Run” refers to the sweet, slippery and soothing feeling that lingers in the mouth and throat even after the tea drinking session has ended.

357 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)

November 15th, 2011 compression date!

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311 tasting notes

Infused 3 grams of tea including the few crumbs in this sample, in a very small porcelain gaiwain. Flash rinsed x 1, then a 10 second infusion with about 40mL water at 195 degrees: a teasing impression, a little sweet, a little earthy, promising a lot more with longer infusions. It is quite nice through 10 or so infusions—where I am now—earthy, sweet, plummy. Nice stuff.

Editing to add, that this tea has an unusually nice long sweetwater phase, fruity and not just faintly sweet. Very nice pu.

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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14 tasting notes

Got this one in a split with Liqyud Proust. Im SO glad I did. This one may have just vaulted to the top of my list of Shu! Sweet, raisin or plum, with no fishy smell or taste. Cake batter comes to mind when Im sipping this tea! So sweet with a lingering fruitinessQ I will be offering a cake of this stuff as soon as this half cake I have is gone. Will be my new go to.

Gong fu style…

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cake, Malt, Plums, Raisins, Sweet

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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818 tasting notes

From the Sheng and Shou TTB.

This is good shou. Smooth, clean, with caramel and cocoa notes. I really liked it. If I hadn’t already found some other good shou, which I plan to buy, for half the price, I would consider getting this. As it is, the two other 357g cakes should keep me busy. ;)


Hmmm to the wishlist


JC, i love 2011 Hui Run, i havent tried 2013 yet. very thick consistency.


I still left this one on my wishlist, even though I didn’t order it this time. ;) There’s always next time!!


I can send you a sample if you need to refresh / revisit @tealizzy
JC, would you like a sample ? I would love to send it your way


boychik – Thanks for the offer. I know I like it, but didn’t want to spend the money on that much shou this order. I’d definitely consider getting it later. I’ve been really bad lately! Btw, let me know what I can send you from my stash!!! :)


No pressure, just sometimes I need a second try . How much did you use for the session? If I use more for shou it’s richer and lasts longer. So now I like 8g for 1oo-120 ml pot. Tastes like chocolate pudding


I think I only used 5g, but that’s my usual amount for shou. It doesn’t get bitter at 8?


richer, not bitter. you can increase the amount rinse/pause/ and start from flash steeps. see how you like it. increasing the time slowly. next time do 6g for 100. see how you like it


I will definitely try that!


boychik, if you do I’ll send you some tea your way as well. :)


JC i will send you PM after 3pm. need to run ;)

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10 tasting notes

Still pretty new to Pu-erh.

I really enjoyed this tea. Gungfu style in a 80ml Gaiwan. Sweet boxed yellow cake aroma. Cornbread. Purple color liquor. Smooth and easy to put down many cups. I think I’m getting the feel for age on a Pu-erh with this one.

Flavors: Cake, Caramel, Smooth, Sweet

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 2 OZ / 60 ML

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267 tasting notes

Got this from a tea pal a while back and figured I should get to it. I have drank more sheng here lately but time to get the shou on.
I pulled 10 grams of this and put it in the Yixing to brew.I gave 2 5 seconds washes to get it going. It brews a nice dark color from the cup. The brew is very clean without a bunch stuff caught in the strainer. The aroma has that shou scent but not overpowering. It gives hints of caramel, raisins, some chocolate/cocoa and a bit of woodiness. The mouthfeel is very nice and very smooth. Bulang tea makes some really good shou and this fits that category perfectly. No wou dei and a perfect tea for last night and I am on it again this morning.

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Raisins, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

Just got a cake of that, really good shu :)


It makes you wonder what is lost in those two five second rinses. Just something I noticed today when I did two rinses instead of no rinses.


You try the rinses. I would always rinse though, specially with Ripes and aged Sheng.


i rinse once for all puehr 10-15 seconds


@tea123 it is just a practice that I use. Sometimes just one rinse other times two. I usually look in the pot and when I see color coming I quit rinsing at that point. With sheng lots of times I will actually give them a rinse and let them sit an hour to overnight sometimes to let the leaf open up before brewing.


me too, even with clean sheng pu, i always rinse once, just to open up the leaves, it’s not always that the rinse will be undrinkable or gross or anything, just really weak and watery.


This is a very good tea. I have what is left of a tong, about four bings.


Yeah! Leaving the leaves to rest after washes is great. It really changed how steeps behave and even shorten the initial ones. When I first started drinking puerh I would use the ‘chunks’ or compressed layers and though it works for some teas.. some just won’t budge that way.

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3230 tasting notes

I’ve been sitting at my desk, sipping cup after cup of this shu.
Rich & satisfying, it is of the “Boston Brown Bread” type, kind of cakey & dense, with a sweet aftertaste reminiscent of dark dried fruits.


I just got my cake of this and am looking forward to it

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933 tasting notes

I picked this tea randomly this morning from amongst my morning teas. It is very good. It is slightly sweet without any hint of bitterness. There is a little fermentation flavor left but not much. It has notes of dates or plums, not sure which. This would have more notes if I was brewing gongfu style.

I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with boiling water and 10g leaf for 25 sec. It is hard to brew this tea wrong.

Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 10 g 18 OZ / 532 ML

I love this one;)


I bought a tong of it about a year and a half ago. I have about four or five cakes left. I keep one broken up in a big ceramic tea caddy and steep it as a breakfast tea. I also picked up a tong of the 2013 Hui Run.

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464 tasting notes

Bad Steepster, just ate my note :(((
Ok, this tea is a free sample with the purchase – thank you Scott
5g 100 ml 212F
Rinse/pause/10/10/15/15/15/20/20sec etc
This tea is very rich. Dark burgundy color and very thick, almost viscous.
Woody and sweet but not overly. Some plum and cherries detected. Very strong sweet aftertaste
I had a very nice gongfu session and will continue tomorrow .

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

It’s so frustrating when notes get eaten!


I hate when that happens. Tea sounds good though!


I’m beginning to think that Steepster is annoyed with me haha
It happened again. And I’ve noticed some of my older notes disappeared :(


That sucks! It happened to me several times so I started writing them in wordpad and just copy/pasting into steepstes… you know just in case :P


JC, it’s a great idea except I’m on vacation and I only have iPhone :(
When I come back I will write in word pad. I have to survive somehow another month. Thanks for recommending ;)

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104 tasting notes

A while back I e-mailed my long lost brother Scott at Yunnan Sourcing asking him for some recommendations. This Shou is one that he suggested. The color of the soup is a deep mahogany that borderlines on red wine. The best way to describe the taste is a sweet and earthy combination. I really liked the “Hui Run” which the website refers to as “the sweet, slippery and soothing feeling that lingers in the mouth and throat even after the tea drinking session has ended.” I tend to like my Shou pu’er a little more earthy, but I will definitely enjoy drinking this excellent Shou. This would be a great tea for someone who is new pu’er teas and might be afraid of being overwhelmed be a really earthy tasting Shou. Also, at $27 for 357g, I almost feel like I stole it!!!!

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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