2009 Yong De area material which aged for three years before being pressed into cakes. Brews into a nice rich cup of warm goodness. Clarity found in the mahogany colored tea soup. Dark chocolate richness – not too sweet and not too bitter. Full and thick body. Overall, this is an enjoyable tea that has a roasted, earthy aroma, with a mellow and balanced bitterness and a lingering, satisfying aftertaste.

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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I drink mostly puer and sometimes what we as Westerners think of as black tea.

I no longer assign numerical ratings to teas because our enjoyment of tea is very subjective. Reactions to a particular tea vary from person to person and within the same person across different tasting sessions.

My tea notes are simply comments reflecting my impression at that specific point in time. They are helpful to me and if they happen to be useful to someone else that is good.

For me, tea is magical with its ability to transform by bringing one back to center and inspiring both peace and contentment.
Reformed coffee drinker. Switched to tea as part of my goal to work on living a healthier, more balanced life — haven’t looked back since.

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