92 Tasting Notes

85

Typical Hongcha notes and sweetness with little and rather untypical maltyness. Pleasant bitterness and astringency, as often to be found at Sheng Pu’erhs.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2017-beyond-the-clouds-eot

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Malt, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
9 tsp 90 OZ / 2661 ML

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100

Super heavy and full-bodied with an very spicy sweetness and subliminal bitterness which numbs the tongue. Wet-storage character but still a super strong tea and a very relaxed qi.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2008-bulang-ancient-tree-eot

Flavors: Bitter, Heavy, Smooth, Sweet, Wet wood

Preparation
10 tsp 100 OZ / 2957 ML
mrmopar

This one is so good…..

Alexander

Indeed, absolutely love this one! One of the best more traditional stored Shengs ever.

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85

Mellow, multifaceted profile, light and fresh with an undeniable wild origin, this tea is lighter than its 2016 version (Tea Club only) and more similar to the 2017 Secret Forest Wild: A tame and calm wild Sheng.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2017-wuliang-wild-eot

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Sweet

Preparation
8 tsp 80 OZ / 2365 ML

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70

At first very spicy and nutty, which turns to a slightly bitter floral note. Somewhat astringent and very fresh.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2017-nancai-ancient-eot

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Nutty, Spicy

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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85

Very light and elegant for a Sheng and more so for a wild Sheng. This one is of a very different character as the other wild Shengs this year but nonetheless very lovely since it has a long lasting, cooling fruitiness combined with a light, relaxing Qi.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2017-secret-forest-wild-eot

Flavors: Bitter, Cherry, Fruity

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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100

As the 2016 version this one comes with a plesant and strong bitter and wild flavor, but more fruity and heavy as last year. Again a strong and relaxing Qi – one of the best Shengs ever!
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2017-kunlu-ancient-tree-wild-eot

Flavors: Bitter, Cherry, Fruity, Heavy, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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100

Bitter-sweet and very fruity ith a longlasting aftertaste like berrys and nice, decent Qi. Later on the bitterness turns down and becomes more sweet, like tart sour cheryys. You get really much for your money!
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2017-jingdong-ancient-wild-eot

Flavors: Bitter, Cherry, Fruity, Sweet

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML
mrmopar

I have this one in my cart. Nice to see some notes before I get one.

Alexander

It’s really worth the money if you enjoy strong and bold puerhs with a wild profile. Not as hardcore as the Kunlu Bitter but more faceted flavors. Really enjoy this one.

mrmopar

Indeed I do. Kunlu, Bulang, Mang Fei are some of my favorites. I like to be smacked around by a tea.

tanluwils

I am considering this one, too. I did a blind buy on the 2016 kunlu bitter. It’s one of the most interesting teas in my collection.

Rasseru

omg. the bitterness on this one is pretty hardcore

Rasseru

Literally its making my throat numb and feels like its closing. ouf

Alexander

Woot? Ok, there’s some nice and strong bitterness, but not as strong as the Kunlu Wild … be prepared ;-)

Rasseru

Haha, well i didnt get as much fruit as the terre de ciel kunlu, it has been a bitter-fest all the way, but its a deep bitter, not tangy, hard to explain. I might try with lower temps next time

tanluwils

What the 2016 EOT kunlu has gotten by for it is body feel and qi. Of course there is wonderfully deep bitterness that rings in the mouth, but what it does to my body is remarkable. The qi (essence) travels to unexpected parts of the body and lingers there like a heat pack for hours.

Rasseru

i’m chasing the juicy huigan of the TDC Kunlu. I’m not that bothered about Qi unless its too stimulating and then i dont like it

Rasseru

@Alexander – I am not getting anywhere near the bitterness I got with the kunlu than I did with this one. I have knocked 5c off the temp to 85 in preparation but I cant taste much bitterness at all.

Maybe I hit this Jingdong too hot by accident, although I havent ever done that before. It was waaaay bitter

Alexander

@ranluwils: True, there is some very nice Qi with the Kunlu, like it was on the 2016er EoT Kunlu, too. Love it!
@Rasseru: Really? This is quite strange – I usually prepare Sheng this young the same way (8g to 80 ml and about 85-90 °C temperature) and the Kunlu has been always more bitter than the Jingdong. Let me know how the next sessions with those two work out!

Rasseru

yeah I will do. I’ll finish the samples properly, got another 2 sessions of each. Yeah i’m about the same specs. Maybe i’m used to the kunlu bitter as i’ve had a lot more of that type & my tongue is new to the jingdong. I dont know. interesting though, it was quite a noticeable difference. Also shows how different peoples tastes can be, especially with crazy sheng flavours

Rasseru

some of these tastes are sometimes way past the fringes of what normal people consider to be nice tasting, Its like the wild west of taste, haha

Alexander

yeah, like Puerh itself is “acquired taste”, so are those very bitter Shengs (more so since you have to “acquire after you’ve acquired”) ;-)

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100

Buttery-smooth, very light tastewise but with a heavy underlying strength. Very strong and relaxing Qi and with a lot of endurance!
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2017-yiwu-guoyoulin-eot

Flavors: Butter, Heavy, Smooth, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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100

Very interesting tea and unlike everything else! Very sour, citrus and fungus notes as well as soy-sauce.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2015-bancha-goishicha

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40

Earthy, smoky and sweet, remembering me of liquorice.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2015-black-magic-blt

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