212 Tasting Notes

86

This is a nice quality young sheng from Chawangshop. I would put this into the category of light and crisp, with some bitterness throughout. Aroma is sweet and floral. The brews start off buttery, then turn bitter. A little grapey here and there. Overall a fine tea.

Liquid Proust

I just drank the selected of this, really good stuff.

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I was hoping this would taste like the 2015 version. Unfortunately, it is quite different. It’s not that bad, but it lacks the floral sweet nature of its 2015 brethren.

mrmopar

How long have you had this one? I still have mine stashed away.

Rich

Just got it from the group split sat week. You can’t have had yours that long, it just came out?

mrmopar

Just a few days before yours arrived is when mine came in I think.

tanluwils

The 2015 was good. I think it’s gained some depth.

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87

This is a very nice, simple, high quality young sheng. It brews up thick, and the leaf quality is very nice. The flavor is not too complex – just a nice simple buttery fruity young sheng. There is very little bitterness until later steepings, and even then, it is muted. It is a great tea, and very cheap for this quality – only $24 for a 200g cake.

JC

I’ll have to get some of this. You are the third person I see who says it is good.

mrmopar

I have been wanting to age this a bit more but……you know..

Rich

Yeah, I get the impression this may fall flat with age. But maybe after 30 years it will be a gem!

tanluwils

Based on your notes, this seems very similar to the 2015, which has improved a lot since then.. more tropical fruits and also some Menghai bitterness.

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87

A very nice Bulang ripe. Bittersweet chocolate, roasty flavor with sweet undertones. Like some other Bulang ripes I have tried, this one has a very strong qi; it would be a great coffee substitute. A solid everyday drinker, and a steal at $4.50 for a 100g cake.

looseTman

How does this shou compare to the better Menghai Tea Factory shou? Thanks!

Rich

It has a different flavor than Dayi, but is of similar, if not better, quality.

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drank Red Jade by Tea Hong
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drank Red Jade by Tea Hong
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A very minty Ruby 18! Very nice quality, and quite smooth. If you like ruby 18, this is a good choice. If you’re curious about what ruby 18 is like, this is a good example.

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93

I ordered chawangshop’s Wu Yi lineup, and I must say all of them are at least very good. This one is top notch. It is the smoothest Wu Yi oolong I’ve had. It’s a deep baked handmade oolong, done exceedingly well. The roast is deep but not upfront in the flavor profile. It is spicy and zesty, with hints of fruit. The broth is silky. Great stuff. Chawangshop is an underrated gem. Don’t be put off by what appears to be high shipping costs, once you place your order and they send you an invoice, the shipping is usually much less than it first appears.

Rasseru

Did it last many steeps?

Rich

I got 2 good steeps and 2 weak ones. It pretty much fits my prior encounters with rou gui. Does that make sense?

Rasseru

Totally! I haven’t good longevity either, even from an expensive one ( only tried a few, mind)

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89

I’m drinking the 2016 Spring version. I really like this tea. It has a wild flavor to it. It is sturdy and can be brewed multiple times. Hard to describe the flavor, it is not too roasty, kind of wild and mildly sweet. An excellent everyday oolong.

ashmanra

I had a Wuyi Shan Lapsang once that was absolutely amazing…

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95

This is an outstanding tea. The vendor, Tealife Hong Kong, is one of our own in the Steepster community, who is making some unique Hong Kong teas available to us. I purchased 4 oolongs. Today I sampled the first, the Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Three Stamp Shuixian. I am a big fan of roasty oolongs, so I was excited to try this. On the website, the picture of the brewed tea looked like shu, and it was described as having an uber roast. All of this made me very interested…

The website description of this tea is spot on. The first steep was like thick chocolate soup, with a touch of astringency that was perfectly balanced. It tasted of raisins and cinnamon. Velvety smooth. The roast is all about bringing out new and interesting flavors rather than creating a roasty flavor. You can tell this tea was roasted by a craftsman, it is a deep dark brew. Very complex flavor profile, it already tastes almost like an aged oolong in some respects. This is going to be an excellent tea to store for aging. The tea energy was popping – I am so wired right now after only two steeps that I had to put it down and wait until I calm down a bit. I’m posting this in the meantime so I don’t know how this will steep out, but the description says I should get maybe 4 good steeps. This is a big tea…

Liquid Proust, I bet you will enjoy this one…

I will be purchasing more to age. I’m in love…

Rasseru

Thats great news, I was looking at this website with interest. Looking forward to the rest of your reviews. I really like good roasted oolongs

TeaLife.HK

Thank you for the review! Raisins and cinnamon is not something I’ve noticed myself, but I’ll look for those flavors the next time I drink the Three Stamp!

I actually sell aged Three Stamp on the site for only slightly more money—if you click through to the Three Stamp page, the aged stuff is sold in Hong Kong taels (37.8g). Five years of aging make the tea much smoother and the roaster states it is more aromatic, too.

Rich

Cool, I may give that a try as well.

tea123

I wonder how his HK raw compared to 90s HK from white2tea :)

tea123

*compares

TeaLife.HK

Try it! :) I haven’t tried any of W2T’s teas yet!

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81

I found this tea to be good, though not great. It is a zippy and zesty young sheng, with lemony undertones and light bitterness. The flavor on the whole fell kind of flat. Very strong in the caffeine department.

Matu

I think I have a small sample of the 2015 version of this. Wonder if/how it differs.

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