3 Tasting Notes

drank La Hu Craft by Yunnan Craft
3 tasting notes

Sweet and balanced

This tea even young, but has a balanced character. Well stored, has kept the fruity aroma with little flower bouquet smell.
As usually I started the session with 85C steepings for 22-27s /4,5g tea for 80-100ml NORDA water/.
After the 5th infusion started to rise water temperatures to 90Celsius and up to 100C for the last 7-8-9-10th infusions.
The tea holds the fast emerging sweet aftertaste, bitterness changes fast to sweetness, astringency is not much and not disturbing. The freshness comes in front mouthfeel which goes along the whole session.
I like this tea much, the effect is calming and focusing and gently refreshing. Has a medium thickness with good salvia producing effect.
I can recommend, for those who like the fresh and fruity, Shengs with sweetness.

Flavors: Bitter, Flowers, Fruity, Sweet

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Nice pleasant smell of dry leaves in the hot gaiwan. Than after wake up, the color of the wet leaves shows better the blend (purple- brownish- and green leaves mixed).
The broth is gold-yellow, with gold-dust particles.
Wet leaves smell: light fruity, and meadow flowers, pleasant.
Taste: light fruity sourness, which astringency gives a vibrating front mouthfeel. Bitterness as well pleasant and brings immediate aftertaste. The broth medium thick in content, good salvia producing aftertaste.
Effect: has a good uplifting energy, brings a good mood.
In body: has a warming effect and the feeling of warmth goes from heart to the hands. Stimulates digestion well.
Can stand for decent 10 steeps. An interesting and complex blend.

I can recommend for fresh young sheng puer fans, who likes the slight fruity sourness and vibrating mouthfeel.

Flavors: Fireplace, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Pleasantly Sour

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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The taste is complex in the way: that has a thick and velvety-creamy base character and beside this has the earthy-beetroot bringing aroma. Both distinct characters are in balance and support each other. This comes out in the smell as well. The complexity gives these “aroma colors” in a changing way through the steepings. The enjoyable taste and aromas of the tea comes mellow and round and harmonious. The quality arbor material shows by the effect as well: a very warming and healing tonic effect.
Stands for more than 10 stable steepings, at the end of session recommend to boil out the last aromas as well!
Well recommended Shu for grounding harmony and balance in us!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Butter, Cacao, Creamy, Smooth, Wet Earth

Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Meditation, tea, cooking, traveling, spirituality, plants, East Asian ceramics, health, animals,

I drink most of the time:
young sheng puer
shu pu’er
aged sheng pu’er
and as well:
green tea
red tea
herbal teas.


Personal usual brewing methods:

For the tastings use good mineral water :
NORDA (from Italy: 62 mg/L mineral content [55 ppm]) – for young sheng puers, green teas, white teas
and Lajosforrás (spring water from the Pilis Mountain, Hungary: 206 ppm) – for aged shengs and shu puers.
I use a 100 ml gaiwan for tasting.
Leaf to water ratios (depends on the tea):
- pu’er: 4-4,5 g for 100 ml
- green tea: 2-4 g for 100 ml
- white tea: 3-4 g for 100 ml

For young shengs and white teas brewing starts on 85C, than on later steeps goes up to 90C and finally to 100C, gradually through 10 steeping. Average 10 steeping to go through the young shengs.
For shu puers and aged old shengs: 100C through all the session


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