82

I was in a mood for puerh today. And I am running low somehow! So, I took this one. I am surprised rating it 82, while all others are rating way lower. But well, it’s 6 years since pressing, which is quite a long term, so probably it’s time to finish it. I have four grams left, which I will brew maybe western, maybe grandpa, maybe weaker gongfu session.

I have used 5 grams for my 125 ml gaiwan today.

I haven’t done any rinse, so first steep is actually that with 8 seconds steeping and it woke up some aromas — mostly some astringency, hot hay, a bit of osmanthus and stonefruits.
Tastes mild and smooth, which could be caused by short steep and age, mostly I could notice hay and lightly astringent with stonefruits note.

1st steep, 15 seconds
Astringency and hay, nothing much else… at least somehow smooth. But flavourwise quite boring

2nd steep, 20 seconds
Stronger astringency, but flat somehow.

3rd steep, 30 seconds
No notes made as I was busy selecting a new headphones. But it was somehow similar.

4th steep, 45 seconds
There are some stonefruits! And lightly citrusy.

5th steep, 60 seconds
It gets citrusy notes, but as well that sheng notes; astringency, but mellow. Hay, but not in a bad way.

Flavors: Astringent, Citrusy, Hay, Hot Hay, Osmanthus, Stonefruit

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 125 OZ / 3696 ML
Courtney

I hope you found the perfect headphones!

Martin Bednář

Well, I hope too! I don’t need any high-end ones, but decent at least. And wireless! So, I have decided for Koss The Plug (wireless version). I had Koss before and they were good.

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Courtney

I hope you found the perfect headphones!

Martin Bednář

Well, I hope too! I don’t need any high-end ones, but decent at least. And wireless! So, I have decided for Koss The Plug (wireless version). I had Koss before and they were good.

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