631 Tasting Notes

100

ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha:

Dry leaves: lightly musty
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGVsiKJ432/

Wet leaves: fruity and spicy
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGWcNNJ45o/

Light steep: I taste/smell; light and smooth metallic, minerals, honey and spices. Slight smokey (either campfire or BBQ.)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGWVTaJ45Z/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium metallic, minerals, honey and spices. Light and smooth smokey. Light bitterness.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; medium to strong minerals, metallic, honey and spices. Light and smooth smokey. Light bitterness.

All in all an amazing tea! I recommend this tea.

bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGVn1Gp43o/

Flavors: Bitter, Honey, Metallic, Mineral, Smoke, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 9 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha:

dry leaves: slightly musty
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDJKg2Cp42z/

wet leaves: slight earth/fermentation
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDJKnjdJ43F/

light steep: i taste/smell; slight earth/fermentation, minerals, forest floor, autumn leaves. almost no wood, camphor. sweet. light sweetness
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDJKvzfJ43d/ (note i don’t know what the cloudyness is)

medium steep: light earth/fermentation, forest floor, autumn leaves, minerals. slight wood, camphor. almost no mud taste. medium sweetness.

heavy steep: light earth/fermentation, wood, camphor, minerals, forest floor, , autumn leaves. slight mud. medium sweetness.

all in all this is really yummy thus why i rate it a 100

effeminately recommend!

many thanks to Scott Wilson for this free sample.

http://yunnansourcing.com/en/ripepu-erh/522-1999cnnpoldtreeripepu-erhteabrick250grams.html

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Forest Floor, Mineral, Mud, Musty, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

Ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha

Dry leaves: floral and musty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGG3YtJ44c/

Wet leaves: floral, sweet, bitter and dill.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGHEAqJ443/

Light steep: I taste/smell; light minerals. Medium camphor. Strong earth, pepper, floral, green peppers, red peppers, spices and dill. (Dill taste in tea is new to me)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGG9Qip44q/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium minerals,camphor, floral. Strong pepper, green peppers, red peppers, floral, spices, earth and dill

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; medium minerals, camphor. Strong pepper, red peppers, green peppers, pepper, earth, floral, spices and dill

All in all this is one of the best teas I have ever tasted! I rate this incredible tea a 100.

http://yunnansourcing.com/en/2013-yunnan-sourcing-teas/2400-2013-yunnan-sourcing-xue-ju-shu-pu-ripe-pu-erh-and-snow-chrysanthemum-tea-brick.html

Flavors: Camphor, Dill, Earth, Floral, Green Bell Peppers, Mineral, Pepper, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML
Roughage

Wow, that’s a good rating. This one freaked me out when I first had it. Still not sure about it either!

Roughage

Aha, I had the 2012, which is why I could not find my note under this one. Have you had the 2012, and, if so, is there a noticeable difference between the two?

Kirkoneill1988

i have not tried the 2012 version… i doubt there is much of a difference though if it were 3 or more years difference in age then most likely yes.

Roughage

That’s what I thought. Just wondered.

Kirkoneill1988

it’s ok :)

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100

as i cannot really control the steeping time, i have to do a short review:

Dry flower ball: I smell. Slight floral and spices.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvqXuEJ494/

Bloomed flower: I smell medium spices and light floral
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvrn7MJ4wz/

Brewed tea: I taste/smell light floral and medium spices. I also taste medium metallic notes.

All in all this is a tasty tea I rate it a 100

Bonus photos:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvqgJbp4-U/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvrCUbJ4_q/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvrNPOp4__/

Flavors: Floral, Metallic, Spicy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 17 OZ / 500 ML

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1

bleh…. not a good tea for me. reminds me of alcohol and the mix of ingredients not too tasty. not good for teapots either: bits of leaves in the cup…..

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 10 g 165 OZ / 4879 ML

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95

as i forgot my iPod ill have to do a quick review.

Ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha:

when i smell the leaves dry, they smell like chalk and clay (in a good way)

when i smell the leaves wet, the smell is intensified.

when i smell the brewed tea i smell clay chalk and spices.

when i taste the brewed tea i taste clay chalk and spices.

all in all this is a good tea. had me fooled too. i thought it was a green tea! :O
the color of the leaves was not brown but green! :O

thus why i rate it a 95 :)

i would recommend this tea to at least try it

http://www.enjoyingtea.com/shmeiwhtea.html

Flavors: Clay, Spices

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 10 g 165 OZ / 4879 ML

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100

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha

Dry leaves: very floral and sweet smelling
https://www.instagram.com/p/BB76bgfp45e/

Wet leaves: floral, sweet and fruity (peach)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BB79w-lJ4__/

Light steep: I taste/smell; strong minerals. Medium metallic. Light peach orchid, floral, sweetness, honey, fruity (peach)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BB790dgp4wK/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium minerals, peach orchid, sweetness, fruity (peach) (berries). Strong honey, spices, floral and metallic. Light bitterness.

Strong steep: I taste/smell. Strong but somewhat pleasant bitterness., honey, metallic, honey and spices.

All in all an amazing tea! Could use a few weeks aging though :)

bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BB795JHp4wT/

Flavors: Berry, Bitter, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Metallic, Mineral, Orchid, Peach, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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90

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha

Dry leaves: musty
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxfZT9J4xo/

Wet leaves: strong earth and fermentation smell
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxh9JGJ446/

X3 quick rinses.

Light steep: I taste/smell; slight bitterness, minerals, mushrooms and camphor. Light earth and fermentation. Somewhat muddy
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxiAlVp45F/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium earth, fermentation, minerals, mushrooms, muddyness and camphor. Slight bitterness.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; medium earth, fermentation, minerals, mushrooms, muddyness and camphor.

All in all an amazing tea!; Could benefit from 6month-1year aging

Bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxiEtkp45Q/

check it out: http://yunnansourcing.com/en/jiuwanteafactory/3697-2015-jiu-wan-impression-wild-arbor-ripe-pu-erh-tea-cake.html

Flavors: Bitter, Camphor, Earth, Mineral, Mud, Mushrooms, Musty

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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90

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaves: musty and sort of floral fruity smelling
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxaHBrp4xP/

Wet leaves: floral and fruity smelling
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxdEBCp462/

Light steep: I smell/taste; light Ocean, I also taste medium bitterness (pleasant), spices, smoke (campfire), minerals, metallic, fruit (citrus/berries) and honey.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxc73sp46b/

Medium steep: I smell/taste; strong minerals, honey, smoke (campfire), spices, metallic, fruit (citrus/berries) and bitterness.

Heavy steep: skipped due to mild bitterness in first steep :(

All in all this tea could use some aging. Still a great tea though.

Bonus photos:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxdLlmp47R/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxecIwJ4_B/

Flavors: Berries, Bitter, Campfire, Citrusy, Fruity, Honey, Metallic, Mineral, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 12 g 165 OZ / 4879 ML
kevdog19

I need to try more of Scott’s autumn offerings… Are there any others that you have tried?

Kirkoneill1988

a few. but the only one i can remember is 2013 yunnan sourcing “autumn ye sheng”. :/

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100

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha style.

Dry leaves: smells floral and somewhat like milk
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBpoWxzp48j/

Wet leaves: smells floral, somewhat peachy and milky
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBpr-tRJ41O/

Light steep: I taste/smell light minerals, fruit (can’t distinguish), floral and milky.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBponzrp49C/

Medium steep: I taste/smell medium floral, fruit (still cannot distinguish ) and minerals. I also taste strong milk and light metallic. Special note: with green oolongs the leaves allways smell like weed after a few steeps :(

Heavy steep: I taste/smell medium minerals, milk, metallic, fruit (maybe berries or peach?) and floral.

All in all a amazing tea. The first time I tried it (using western style) I did not like it. Gongfucha is best.

bonus photo
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBpsHXMJ41m/

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Metallic, Milk, Mineral, Peach

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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How I rate my tea:

Light steep 15s

Medium steep 30s

Heavy steep 1min or greater

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