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This is I think a good quality puerh tea. It had a moderate amount of fermentation flavor. That flavor was neither unpleasant or fishy. I wasn’t really paying attention to the specifics but would say that this was sweet from the start with little to no bitterness. The fermentation taste was present for the first four or five steeps and then no more. This was a good tea. I think the brand Long Run puerh is a quality brand. It is available here from Spring Tea Group. They also sell through Amazon which is where I got this.
I steeped this ten times in a 160ml Solid Silver Teapot with 14.6g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec,and 1 minute. The leaves were not done but ten steeps from a 160ml teapot is a lot of tea. I am sure I could have gotten another four or five steeps out of it.
Flavors: Earth, Sweet
This tea was strong, punchy and bitter. The bitterness lasted until around the eighth steep. After that it became sweeter. It became quite tasty just took a long while to get there.
I steeped this tea twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 8.2g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. 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 minutes. This one might age well. Will put it away for a year and see what it tastes like.
Flavors: Bitter, Sweet
This cake arrived in the mail dry as a bone and hard as rock. I wanted to do some experimenting with storage and aging without ruining a good/expensive cake. This cake was a cheap buy off of Amazon (don’t judge me!) so I went for it. Plus, you know, two day shipping. Anyway, I did have some the very first day it arrived, and it was just “ok.” I put it in a crock inside my makeshift pumidor, and waited a few weeks. Came back to it tonight. The cake is more fragrant, more pliable, and has definitely improved a bit. I know I should have waited longer, but I was in the mood to try it again so I did. 6g, boiling, gongfu, short steeps. 3 rinses. Earth, peat, wood, mushrooms. Not much sweetness. It’s slightly sour (probably fermentation) in early steeps, but mellows out later. I do know that I will continue to re-visit this tea over the course of several months, and it should be interesting.
I scored this pu’er at the World Tea Expo, but it looks like LongRun sells their teas on Amazon.
This raw pu’er starts off with an unripe sour fruit flavor and smoke with a moderate dryness. With each infusion the pu’er gets more peachy sweet with wisps of smoke. Lots of tea drunk in this one as I had constant thoughts of Bigfoots.
I steeped this with boiling water, though I think I need to try it with cooler water for less dryness.
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2011-chunhui-unfermented-sheng-puer-from-longrun-tea-tea-review/