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This tea is either great or not so great depending on a person’s tastes. If you like wet storage taste, what is often referred to as wet wood, you will like this tea. This tea had a strong taste of wet wood. It also had notes of camphor and spice. It had only a minimum of fermentation flavor in the first steep or two. It has almost entirely cleared fermentation wise. I also noticed a slight sour note in the second steep but it did not seem to persist. I’m not going to click on recommend or not recommend on this tea. You will like it if you like wet storage taste, that simple. I am not overly fond of wet storage taste but this was not too overpowering. It was persistent, lasting somewhat even in steep twelve. This was an inexpensive tea, it goes for less than $30. Since it was so inexpensive I’m not too upset to get wet stored. If I had paid $100 and it had wet storage taste I’d be less happy. I do believe it is a good example of an aged CNNP ripe tea. Although I did have a similar Tuo Cha from Streetshop88 that was much better and from about the same year give or take.

I steeped this tea twelve times in an 85ml Yixing Teapot with 7.2g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 min. The tea was not done for at twelve steeps. If I wasn’t watching my caffeine and wanted to continue I’m sure I could have gotten three or four more steeps out of it.

Flavors: Camphor, Spicy, Wet Wood

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 3 OZ / 85 ML
tea123

Excellent review

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I have a sample from Yunnan Sourcing. I’m not 100% sure that it’s the same tea, but I’m too lazy to add a separate entry right now. If it’s wrong, LMK and I will move the review.

ANYWAYS, this was a sample from my lovely MzPriss. I’m digging it lots. I am in my tea nook, so I’m using water that’s just under boiling. No fermentation ughy flavors here. I’m on a pretty serious tea probation after my Verdant shenanigans, but I would really love a brick of this.

Smooth, leathery, slightly cool finish, a little toasted wood. It’s campfirey! I wish I had s’mores now.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 OZ / 88 ML
boychik

I loved this one so much that a brick coming my way. I’m getting it fr YS, don’t want to take any chances fr other sources

AllanK

Who put you on probation?

SarsyPie

boychik – I am enjoying it, but I just don’t know about the cost…
AllanK – I did. I have more tea than I’ll drink in the next several years. So I am trying to only buy samples and then just pick up the few things I love. I went overboard with Verdant tho for CM. The sale was just too good…

AllanK

How strong was the aged flavor? Sometimes it can be like bamboo and very strong.

boychik

Allan, I didn’t get any bamboo flavor. For me it was strong dried persimmons. And strong cha qi

boychik

Sarcy, I think it’s $75

boychik

I think I saw it somewhere cheaper but really don’t want to take any chances. storage could be different. It may not be the same

SarsyPie

I may get a sample from DTH and see how it compares to the one sold from YS

AllanK

DTH sells it for 17.99. I doubt it can be the same tea unless YS is overcharging.

SarsyPie

Yeah, seems unlikely. I want to try it anyway tho :p

AllanK

Let us know how it is if you buy it. I am thinking about putting in an order with DTH so maybe I will buy a sample but I think I want to put in a Puerhshop order first. They have a LBZ that I want to try for about $80.

AllanK

I did not remember that I have drank this tea. My review is right on the tea page. I honestly don’t remember buying it. I think I bought a sample but am unsure.

AllanK

I have the one from DTH.

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This tea was good but not great. It had no fermentation flavor left. It was sweet with a mild taste of camphor. It was also a cheap brick. It was nothing special, just aged well. I liked it a lot but probably not enough to buy the whole thing as I only bought 100g of it.

I brewed this 5 times in a 207ml Taiwan Clay Teapot with 8g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 15 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, and 30 sec. Overall it was quite good but not the incredible tea I was hoping for. It had no bamboo flavor which I had tasted in another similarly aged tea.

Flavors: Camphor

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 207 OZ / 6121 ML

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