606 Tasting Notes

90

2015 Menghai v93 shu tuo from yunnan sourcing. Review:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSo-erfgL_m/
Engraved dragon head yixing teapot.

Gongfucha.

Dry leaf: musty, sweet, old books.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSo-h1bAYXy/

Wet leaf: earth, compost (?), cookies(?), fermentation.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSo-uJLAQeS/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSo-2xogceP/

1x short rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight earth. Light mushrooms. (Taste) light —> earth, sweet. Medium -→ fermentation, mushrooms, camphor, mud.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSo-rB7g1OJ/

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight mushrooms (?). Light earth. (Taste) slight —> mushrooms(?),camphor(?). Light -→ earth, fermentation, mud.

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) nothing really. (Taste) slight —→ earth, fermentation.

All in all a yummy yet mysterious tea. Nice cha qi, flavours/aromas. Slightly tea drunk: quite pleasant. For it’s money I suggest you buy a tuo. i rate a 90/100

Where to buy: https://yunnansourcing.com/products/2015-menghai-v93-premium-ripe-pu-erh-tea

Bonus photos:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSo-56ZA4fX/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSpDudOAWAr/

Flavors: Camphor, Earth, Mud, Mushrooms, Musty, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 10 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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99

2015 nan Jian 703 certified organic ripe puerh cake. From yunnan sourcing, review:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSTyyIVA9J5/

Dry leaf: musty, sweet.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSTyuohANBz/

Wet leaf: sweet, fermentation, musty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BST2korgNna/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BST2wblAcMs/

1x long rinse in lower temp water from last sessions leftover water.
1x very short rinse with boiling water.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light
—> malt, chocolate, coffee. (Taste) light -→ earth, fermentation, malt, mushrooms, camphor, autumn leaf pile, chocolate.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSTz4N4gZpe/

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight → malt, chocolate. (Taste) light -→ chocolate, malt, coffee. Medium —→ earth, fermentation

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight —> chocolate, floral (?), coffee. (Taste) medium -→ chocolate, roasted, earth, fermentation.

All in all, a conundrum of a tea yet amazing! Nice tea drunk, nice cha qi, nice flavours/aromas. i rate a 99/100.

For it’s price I suggest you try this tea, or even buy a cake :D

Where to buy: http://yunnansourcing.com/en/nan-jian-tea-factory/3735-2015-nan-jian-703-certified-organic-ripe-pu-erh-tea-cake-357-grams.html

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Chocolate, Coffee, Earth, Malt, Mushrooms, Musty, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 12 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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99

2015 Nan Jian Tu Lin Certified Organic 701 Ripe Puerh Cake

Review:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSR0n6ygP5T/

Engraved yixing dragon head teapot

1x medium rinse.

Note: grandma burned her dinner in the microwave. I cannot do the smell part of the review

dry leaf: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSR0u6bgX0z/

wet leaf:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSR2CkLgWwN/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSR2JwLg5QA/

Light steep; I taste: light —> fermentation, mushrooms, earth.
medium -→ autumn leaf pile, minerals, camphor, metallic (copper), sweet.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSR0xWQAOOD/

Medium steep; I taste: strong camphor. Medium —→ earth, mushrooms, fermentation, metallic (copper), minerals, autumn leaf pile, sweet.

Heavy steep; I taste: light —→ earth, fermentation, sweet.

All in all a wonderful tea! Nice cha qi, huiguan and tastes! I rate a 99/100. Kind of tea drunk, it’s quite pleasant. give it a go for its money. pretty cheap yet tasty :D

Where to buy:
http://yunnansourcing.com/en/2015/4481-2015-nan-jian-tu-lin-certified-organic-701-ripe-pu-erh-tea-cake.html

Bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSR0sKQAbru/

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Metallic, Mineral, Mushrooms, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 12 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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99

My friend said he tastes tobacco in this tea, and So does his wife. So I decided to take a hard look, or we can say taste. I notice some tobacco taste. However, it’s still more of wood to me

Flavors: Tobacco, Wood

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80

Fuding Shou Mei White Tea Cake 2012 By Teavivre

Review:

Dry leaf: spices, musty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRyCkUvA6MV/

Wet leaf: seaweed, roasted.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRyExNcAZeE/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRyE3LxgNo1/

1x short rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight floral. (Taste) light —→ spices, roasted, floral.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRyCzZHA3iU/

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell)
Little to no floral. (Taste) light floral. (Weird at the lack of flavors)

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight fruity. (Taste) light —→ roasted, floral.

All in all an ok tea. Nice taste to it. I rate a 80/100.

Where to buy: http://www.teavivre.com/fuding-shou-mei-cake/

(note: either this tea did not have that many flavors, or it was just me)

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Roasted, Seaweed, Spices

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 tsp 6 OZ / 165 ML

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80

Mixed Fruit Delight, By hyson.

A simple review as this is a tea bag.

I taste/smell: berries, blueberries, Oranges, strawberries, peach, and ceylon black tea.

All in all a yummy tea, i rate 80/100.

Flavors: Berries, Blueberry, Orange, Peach, Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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99

2012 Xiaguan “Jia Ji Tuo” Raw Pu-erh tea in box * 100 grams
Bought from yunnan sourcing.
Time for a proper review.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ3PJmLAuwb/

Review:

Small clay teapot; gongfucha.

Dry leaf: green, musty, sweet, fruity.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ3PQm1AOmd/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ3PN3GAgf5/

Wet leaf: green, sweet, fruity, wood.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ3PVZOgh-9/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ3RFz9gsqQ/

1x short rinse.

Light steep: I taste/smell; (smell) slight —> sweetness, berries (unknown), fruit (peaches?), green, wood(?). (Taste) light -→ honey, spices, bitterness, wood, book paper/parchment, peaches, fruity.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ3PEIwA9IK/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; (smell) [same as light steep]. (Taste) light
—> book paper/parchment, bitterness. Medium -→ honey, wood, spices.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; (smell) [same as light steep. Hard to tell if some aromas are missing]. (Taste) medium bitterness. Medium/strong
—→ honey, spices, wood.

All in all a extremely yummy tea! Cha qi imparts a complete relaxation. Very good! I rate a 99/100 only because it would be perfect if it had some earth and fermentation.

give it a go for what its worh! its almost a steal for the price! :D

Where to buy: http://yunnansourcing.com/en/xiaguan-tea-factory/2264-2012-xiaguan-jia-ji-tuo-raw-pu-erh-tea-in-box-100-grams.html

Bonus photos

1. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRLv_23AjAN/

2. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRLv5Rtg27Z/

3. (my order from yunnan sourcing) https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ3OL-Ygqd5/

Flavors: Berries, Bitter, Fruity, Green, Honey, Musty, Paper, Peach, Spices, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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80

2003 bu lang mountain raw puerh brick. From yunnan sourcing.

Review:

Small yixing teapot.

Dry leaf: musty, green, sweet.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ5obthgLlL/

Wet leaf: earth, fermentation, pepperoni.
Note: Forgot to take photo. Must have been tightly compressed as the leaves were not really opened yet.

1x medium rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) nothing. (Taste) subtle —→ sweet, green, honey, spices.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle musty. (Taste) subtle —→ honey, spices, earth. Light sweet.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ5phcfAXMJ/

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle earth. (Taste) light —→ earth, fermentation, honey, sweet, spices.

All in all, a yummy tea. I rate a 80/100 since it brewed rather weakly, Even with 5g. See note for wet leaf. Nice cha qi and flavours.

End note. I should have upped my brewing times

Where to buy: http://yunnansourcing.com/en/rawpu-erh/4442-2003-bu-lang-mountain-raw-pu-erh-tea-brick.html

Flavors: Earth, Green, Honey, Meat, Musty, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 5 OZ / 135 ML

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80

Simple review due to this being a tea bag tea:

I taste/smell: roasted nuts, toasty, seaweed, chocolate.

All in all a decent tea. I give it an 80/100.

Give it a try.

Flavors: Chocolate, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Seaweed, Toasty

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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75

Simple review as its a tea bag tea:

I smell/taste: pepper, mint, flowers, lemon, spices, spiciness.

All in all a decent tea. I would not reccomend it. i rate a 75/100

Flavors: Flowers, Green, Lemon, Mint, Pepper, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Light steep 15s

Medium steep 30s

Heavy steep 1min or greater

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