180 Tasting Notes

86

A nice sheng with a fair amount of bitterness. Apricot, tobacco, and mint notes with a strong mouthwatering effect and qi

Flavors: Apricot, Mint, Tobacco

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
tanluwils

I like these notes very much in a sheng, but it just occurred to me that outside of the context of pu’re these notes really out there…lol

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86

From the Pu TTB

This was a nice and very mild sheng. Pretty nice thick mouthfeel in the early steeps. White grape, fresh camphor, grainy, and peppery notes. Starts to thin out pretty early in the later steeps. Despite what I think about Verdant’s marketing I’m yet to have anything that wasn’t good from them.

Flavors: Camphor, Grain, Pepper, Peppercorn, White Grapes

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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92
drank 2015 Pin by White 2 Tea
180 tasting notes

A light and friendly sheng with mineral, floral, and pine notes in the early steeps. Lingering sugarcane sweetness and maybe just a touch of smoke. Later steeps reveal a tart vegetal note like green olives that has me thinking of a dirty martini. It really excels in the later steeps, both flavor and buttery mouthfeel opening up.

Flavors: Floral, Mineral, Olives, Pine

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
JC

Nice note. I agree, this one is better as it opens and later steeps are a cumulative taste that gets better as you keep drinking.

Kirkoneill1988

i shall try this tea someday

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95
drank 2005 Rocket Yiwu by White 2 Tea
180 tasting notes

From the Pu TTB

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all!

Early steeps have notes of mineral, peat, citrus, pine and incense with a minty cooling finish. There’s some storage tastes which fades in the later steepings and reveals just a bit of vegetal/corn notes and a figgy sweetness. A nice aged sheng indeed!

Flavors: Citrus, Mineral, Peat, Pine, Resin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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96

From the Pu TTB

A really nice and mild young shou with notes of ripe fruit, mineral, mint/spice and cane syrup. Mandala always has top notch shou and this might be my favorite that I’ve tried from them

Flavors: Fruity, Mineral, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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94
drank 2015 Poundcake by White 2 Tea
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From Pu TTB

The early steeps are very mellow and somewhat spicy with corn and green notes. Well balanced and mildly sweet.

Later infusions become more buttery and mineral with an excellently thick and lubricating mouthfeel and a light sugarcane sweetness.

The spent leaves are lovely with nice stout stems and veins. Not the most flavorful sheng, but the mouthfeel is killer!

Flavors: Butter, Green, Mineral, Spicy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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88

From Pu TTB
A nice somewhat smokey (not as smokey as I expected) sheng with pine, tobacco, peat, and sugarcane notes. Obviously not made with the highest quality base material, but a bit of age has made it quite nice. In later steeps the smoke fades and is replaced by more fruity sweetness. This is my first tea I’ve tried from W2T and it definitely exceeded my expectations!

Flavors: Peat Moss, Pine, Smoke, Sugarcane

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
mrmopar

Try the mushroom.

tperez

The classic mushroom or the green one Mr. M? I think I’ll have to try them both!

mrmopar

The classic. Overleaf it a bit and Gong Fu it. Storage was very good one this tea. Pressed pretty tight though.

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93

My first tea from the Pu TTB!
The dry leaves are tippy and medium brown to gold. It’s a very creamy shu with mineral, moss and cocoa notes, and it gains a bit of fruityness as it goes on. A nice young ripe that could definitely benefit from further aging

Flavors: Cocoa, Cream, Mineral, Moss

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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95
drank Imperial by Wooree Tea
180 tasting notes

A lovely sample from Wooree tea! Thank you

The dry leaves are small, curly, and deep green with a slight buttery aroma.
The initial steepings have a nice green edamame flavor with buttery, walnut ,and seaweed notes with a strong sugary sweetness. It lingers in the mouth with just a slight floral touch.

Later steeps are very clean and refreshing with slight mineral, pear, and roasted barley notes. Both very flavorful and palate cleansing.

I’m not a big green tea drinker, but this is one that I like quite a lot and could see myself drinking more frequently.

Flavors: Butter, Green Beans, Nutty, Pear, Walnut

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
bananaboat

It sounds very nice tea!

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90
drank Fo Shou by Nannuoshan
180 tasting notes

Oh no! I wrote this tasting note a while back but forgot to post it. Sorry about that Gabriele.

The dry leaves a large and twisted, in different shades of pistachio, brown, and reddish. Wonderfully fruity lychee aroma with mineral and nut notes, slightly boozy.

The first brew has notes of pistachio, dried cherry, and a fairly strong mineral note. Slightly roasted. Medium orange infusion

Subsequent infusions gain a fragrant wood note and moderate sweetness. The mouthfeel is nice and thick and lingering taste and aroma. Slightly bitter with a hoppy flavor. Very hearty and reminds me a bit of a good beer.

Like all the samples I received from Nannuo Shan it was a very fine tea, and I am grateful for the opportunity to try them.

Flavors: Dried Fruit, Hops, Mineral, Nutty

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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My name is Thomas,

I’ve loved tea and coffee since I was little, but only started getting into the world of high quality teas about four years ago.

My favorites are pu’erhs, Yunnan blacks, and oolongs. I’m not much into flavored teas or jasmine/florals, but I love a good cup of chai or adding a spice or two to my teas sometimes.

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