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100

2011 Serve the people brick by puerh junky. Review.

One for display, one for drinking

Engraved dragon yixing teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf: musty, earthy.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLgnZJnBAtm/

Wet leaf: earth, fermentation, musty, autumn leaf pile.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLgnWZ0hZPd/

1x medium steep

Light steep: I taste/smell; light
—> fermentation, camphor medium -→ earth, autumn leaf pile, old books, mud.
(Note: forgot to get a photo of this. It was quite dark though)

Medium steep: I taste/smell; light
—> fermentation. medium -→ earth, autumn leaf pile, old books, mud, camphor. (Weird)

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; light fermentation. medium camphor. Medium to strong —→ earth, autumn leaf pile, old books, mud.

All in all an amazing tea! Lovely tastes, aromas, and cha qi. i rate a 100

I love the wrapper design!: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLYlHmljLn0/

interesting info about the tea: “Whereas the big-time puerh tea factories invest in spectacular packaging, a few outliers have preserved the ole PRC tradition of aesthetic mayhem. 2010 Serve the People brick is one such production. Overall, the taste is more full-bodied than most ripes. It is distinctive too, with notes of chocolate and dried fruit. However, there is a hint of sourness most evident in the first few infusions and in the aftertaste. Beware! It is also not uncommon to find a stray hair or two as an added bonus. Hey, what did Mao say anyway? “Revolution isn’t a dinner party.” This version of revolution’s two most outstanding traits are the long lasting huigan, which is full of dark chocolate and camphor. The mouth zings a bit. First and lasting impressions are of cherry liqueur chocolates. Rich and satisfying stimulates the appetite. Should be best with bacon and eggs or roasted lamb and potatoes.”

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Mud, Musty

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 12 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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99

2011 bulang green brick xinghai tea co. By puerh junky. Review.

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha

Dry leaf: musty, spices, honey.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLWZw7AjIWj/

Wet leaf: same but intensified.
Smokey when wet.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLWZuA7jdBv/

1x medium rinse.

Light steep: I taste/smell; light—→ honey, spices, fruit (peaches), metallic (iron). Medium smoke.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLWZ3ZyDBXu/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; light—→ fruit (peaches), metallic (iron). Medium honey. Strong—> spices, smoke.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell: light
—→ honey, spices. Overpowering smoke! (Note this steep was quite unpleasant!)

All in all a wonderful tea. I rate a 99 due to the last steep being a nasty one. I do recommend this to those who want to experiment! :D Nice cha qi though.

The warning rings true:

“Bulang junkies beware! Lapsang suchong fans forewarned.”

additional info:

“’11 Bulang Green Brick is a smoky monstrosity, thick long-lasting, and sweet with a thick mouth-feel. This is must for a fan of lapsang suchong and husky Bulangs. The brick is densely formed, flakes off with a bit of umph. There is little transformation, but the smoke is so strong that it effectively balances any immature tastes that might exist. Hoorah!”

Flavors: Fruity, Honey, Metallic, Smoke, Spices

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 12 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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99
2011 Wafting Banzhang By puerh junky. Review

Engraved dragon yixing teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf : plain smelling
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLUTTDijG7B/

Wet leaf: earthy, autumn leaf pile
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLUTf9jjweY/

1x long rinse.

Light steep: I taste/smell; slight
—> old books, camphor, autumn leaf pile, mushrooms. Light -→ cream, earth, smoke, fermentation funk.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLUTbeajRnI/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; light
—→ earth, fermentation funk, cream, old books, mushrooms, camphor, autumn leaf pile. Medium smoke.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; light
—→ earth, fermentation funk, cream, old books, mushrooms, camphor, autumn leaf pile. Medium smoke

All in all an amazing tea! I rate a 99, only because it did not have as much smoke as I thought it would.

Lovely cha qi and aromas and taste.

bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLUTX7iD80r/

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Cream, Earth, Mushrooms, Smoke

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 10 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
AllanK

Looked this up. You know it’s not actually Banzhang Material, right?

Kirkoneill1988

Does not matter to me ;) lovely tea

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90

2014 wan gong raw puerh. By puerh junky review.

Ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha:

Dry leaf : musty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLRFwU9g9jK/

Wet leaf: grassy, fruity
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLRFyy3gJvg/

1x long rinse

Light steep: I taste/smell; little to no smoke. light —→ honey, cream, spices, grass, fruit (grapes/peaches?).
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLRF2G7A2f8/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; light
—→ smoke, honey, spices, cream, grass, fruit (same as light steep.)

Heavy steep: (be forewarned, this ones a dusie) I taste/smell; light honey, spices, cream. (Not too sure because I taste heavy heavy metallic and smoke so take this heavy steep as guess )

Although the last steep confused me, this sheng has a lovely mellow taste and cha qi. But as said so I must rate a 90. Even though this was a free sample; I won’t be ordering this in the future unless it has aged since this is under 3 years. (i hope i don’t get acid re-flux from this)

Flavors: Cream, Fruity, Grass, Honey, Metallic, Smoke, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

An amazing tea:

Review via iPod specs

12g
Temp: just under boiling.
10 seconds rinse and then steep 10 seconds
250ml cup

When I smell the leaves dry, I smell mustyness.

When I smell the leaves wet, I smell earth, mud and slight camphor.

When I smell the brewed tea, I smell earth and slight camphor.

When I taste the brewed tea, I taste sweetness, earth, mud and slight camphor.

The colour of the brewed tea is a brownish amber.

I rate this a 100 because it is very yummy.

Flavors: Camphor, Earth, Mud, Musty, Sweet

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90

i great tea:

when i smell the leaves dry, they smell musty.

when i smell the leaves wet, they smell nice like honey.

when i smell the brewed tea, i smell honey.

when i taste the brewed tea, i taste honey and spices.

the color of the brewed tea is amber.

i rate this a 90 because there is no smokeyness in it.

Flavors: Honey, Musty, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 12 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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50

an ok tea:

when i smell the leaves dry, i smell a musty smell.

when i smell the leaves wet, they have a very heavy Earth/mud smell.

when i smell the brewed tea, i smell heavy earth/mud smell.

when i taste the brewed tea, i taste sweetness and heavy earth/mud taste

the color of the brewed tea is a dark brownish orange.

i don’t recommend this tea and rate it a 50 because the earth/mud taste/aroma is too much for me (or for anyone)

Flavors: Earth, Mud, Musty, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 14 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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I recently discovered something that might prove to be very dangerous. A beautiful little thing called Hero Forge, a site where you can design and then have created, a miniature based on your creation. This of course is geared towards people with RPG characters that just do not fit the various other minis out there, or for my purposes, creating a miniature of something that already exists but not in mini form. I have spent the better part of a year trying to find a miniature I can tweak into Prince Elien from Summoner Wars board game. Because Ben and I are total dorks we started with this as a competitive game, and very quickly weaved it into a massive story and RPG, His Royal Grumpiness as I affectionately call him, is one of the main players in this RPG and I wanted a mini, so soon I will finally have one.

Since the weather is getting cooler, my desire to drink Shou is stronger, I want that warming Qi to cuddle my insides like a fuzzy blanket, so today we are looking at Puerh Junky’s 2013 Sweet Brick, Shancheng Tea Co. a Shou that is apparently an economy brand by Langhe Tea Factory. So far I have enjoyed the Shous I have had from Langhe Tea Factory because they blend sweetness with loamy notes, and they get me crazy tea drunk, but that could be because I was using my monster sized Elephant Duanni for Shou. The aroma of these tightly compressed leaves is very sweet, bordering on caramel and molasses, with sharp dry oak wood, and a touch of well loved leather. This Shou smells dry, not at all like a loamy forest floor, more like a cabin during summer.

So, introducing my newest friend, a teeny tiny micro pot, perfect for doing a ton of steeps of Shou, The liquid is thick, notes of molasses and malt, caramel, a touch of wet leather, and a tiny hint of wet slate waft from the still pretty compressed leaves. The liquid is sweet and woody, with a touch of loam, a nice burst of caramelized sugar, and a finish of slate and leather.

This tea starts thick and sweet, strong notes of molasses which almost makes me think of molasses with the texture. The initial sweetness moves to woodiness blending wet wood, dry wood, and a touch of loam. The finish is wet leather and lingers.

And right on to the second steep! The aroma is woody and sweet, and I can swear there is a cocoa note alone with the caramelized sugar and a hint of loam. The taste starts loamy and sweet, still a thick mouthfeel and thick Qi, I have that great sinking into my chair feeling I get when drinking a Shou, always makes me think of sinking into a pile of loam on a summer day. The finish is oak wood and a touch of wet leather which lingers.

Third steep! The aroma is woody and malty, with a nice burst of cocoa and caramelized sugar. The mouthfeel is still thick but it takes on a creaminess this time as well, the taste starts with loam and molasses and moves to an even stronger loam note with a touch of cocoa and woodiness. No leather this time, just loam, cocoa and a finish of sweet woodiness that lingers. I got many more steeps out of this before it fades to nothing.

For blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2015/09/puerh-junky-2013-sweet-brick-shancheng.html

Nicole/Tea-Historic

I wish that had been around when I was RPG-ing a lot. But I probably wouldn’t have been able to afford them back then either. :) Those could be massively cool it looks like.

TeaNecromancer

The potential for crazy creations and customization is pretty impressive! They are also not very cheap, $25 for a mini is usually not something I do unless it is huge or I need it for one of my armies, but this is one of the few special occasions. Not that I will get it since Ben insists on buying it for me as a present since he told me if I ever found a mini I was happy with he was going to get it for me for Christmas…it took me longer than either of us expected.

Nicole/Tea-Historic

He’s a keeper. :)

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95

another amazing tea!

when i smell the leaves dry, there is not much of a smell to them.

when i smell the leaves wet, they smell like green tea.

when i smell the brewed tea, it smells like a green tea.

when i taste the brewed tea, i taste strong spices and mild honey.

the brewed tea is a light golden color.

i rate this a 95 because it has strong spices but not too many aromas and little honey taste

Flavors: Green, Honey, Spices

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 12 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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100

an awesome tea!

when i smell the leaves dry, they smell green and musty.

when i smell the leaves wet, they smell like honey and spices with slight smokeyness.

when i smell the brewed tea, it smells like honey and spices with slight smokeyness.

when i taste the brewed tea, i taste strong honey and spices with mild smokeyness.

the brewed tea is a golden yellow color.

i rate this a 100 because it is the right amount of flavors and aromas. :)

Flavors: Honey, Musty, Smoke, Spices

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec 12 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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75

a decent tea,

when i smell the leaves dry, they have a green aroma to them.

when i smell the leaves wet, they smell green and like honey.

when i smell the brewed tea, i smell honey.

when i taste the brewed tea, i taste strong honey.

the color of the tea is a slight golden green.

i rate this tea a 75 because the honey is too strong for me

Flavors: Green, Honey

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 10 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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