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100

Super thick and heavy spicy with a slight sweetness and super strong Qi.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2016-last-thoughts-w2t

Flavors: Heavy, Spicy, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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40

Strong, earthy and a bit tart. Still very funky.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2015-red-shroom-w2t

Flavors: Earth, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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55

Strong, medium heavy and balanced with hints of wood but very astringent.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2007-basic-aged-w2t

Flavors: Astringent, Wood

Preparation
10 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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40

Spicy and slightly sweet but very astringent.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2015-basic-spring-w2t

Flavors: Astringent

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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55

Spicy with hints of leather.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2014-basic-huangpian-w2t

Flavors: Leather, Spicy

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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55

Slightly sweet and astringent with a bit of smoke.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2014-basic-autumn-w2t

Flavors: Astringent, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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drank Clover Patch by White2Tea
40 tasting notes

Tea: Clover Patch. I think LiquidProust sent me this?

Prep: 60cc gaiwan, 3-5g. Flash steep x2, 10s, 10s, 20s, 30s, etc..
Sessions with this tea: 2

Once I accidentally microwaved honey for too long. It turned into burnt carbony sweetness, but still tasted unmistakably of honey, and it filled my kitchen with sweet smell. This is basically that. Early steeps are clean floral honey sweet, later steeps are cooked caramel-y honey sweet. Leaves honey sweet note in my mouth afterwards.

Body: thick tea, not a lot of body or energy-giving to me though. Aroma is good.

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55

Sweet and smooth with hints of plumes. Nice Shu.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2015-old-reliable-w2t

Flavors: Plums, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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55

Strong, astringent with a vegetal sweetness.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2015-green-shroom-w2t

Flavors: Astringent, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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63

june 12/17 oldest son is at kickboxing, youngest is busy playing with his homies, so its time for impromptu gong fu!! im doing this review mid session, steep 3 is cooling down right now. so far this one is shaping up to be my favourite ive tried so far from the w2t order i made. a bit of sourness in st3, but nothing too severe. getting some sweet with the sour in st4 like honey on a tart green apple. bonus coverage: the shrimp curry im making for supper is tasty af, i feel like im the bolo yeung of the kitchen right now. with st4 and 5 the apple tart, and sour are going up. after 8 steeps im at peace with this tea. of the samples ive tried from my order so far it wouldnt suprise me if this was finished first. another gong fu session after the kids go to bed? only time will tell.

Preparation
6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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50

june 8/17 the second tea i tried from my w2t order i got in yesterday. used 8g for 100ml this morning instead of the 6.5 i used yesterday, and liked it a bit better. there was still some tobacco flavour, and a woody aspect in the first few steeps, not like the old growth forest type of woody, but more like you were in a lumber yard woody. after the first few steeps the sourness kicked in, and the woodiness left. to my taste this sourness is a bit of a deal breaker.

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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71

Sweet ashy flavor
Tasting notes
Batch Year:
Eyes Dry Leaf
Score: 7 of 10
Large twisted black and golden yellow leaves.
Nose Dry Leaf
Score: 7 of 10
Woodsy with some ash
Eyes Liquor
Score: 7 of 10
Deep red/brown and very clear
Nose Wet Leaf
Score: 7 of 10
Fruit wood smoke, a little bit of pears
Mouth Texture
Score: 7 of 10
Thin and refreshing
Mouth Taste *
Score: 7 of 10
Sweet ashy flavor
Nose Empty Cup
Score: 7 of 10
faint peppermint cooling smell
Mouth Finish
Score: 8 of 10
Short lubricating sweetness that cuts to a refreshing coolness and saliva production with a subtle grip deep in the throat
Eyes Wet Leaf
Score: 7 of 10
Still quite twisted and long but a uniform dark green/brown
Body Sensation
Score: 7 of 10
Relaxing and regenerative feeling
Brewing Notes
5g:100ml. 95C. 10s+3s.
Infusion Notes
Relatively constant
Overall Impression
Quite good. Very enjoyable and easy to brew, encountered no bad flavors or bitterness.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 g 100 OZ / 2957 ML

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71

june 7/17 earthy, a bit mushroomy, sour, sweet at times. for the price this seems like a good daily drinker. probably update this tasting note in the future after ive got into this cake a bit more.

Preparation
6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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90

IM going to have to name this Earl Puerh Grey tea!

It feels like Earl Grey and a ripe puerh had a love child or something. I brewed this in my Gaiwan, giving it a very short rinse then brewing it at about 208. I got a dark clear liqour with a noticable citrus and wet wood aroma. Now if this doesnt sound appetizing, surprisingly it is…. because as soon as you sip it, a smooth sweet vanilla taste just rolls over your tongue.

What seems to make this work, is some ripe’s have that flat finish, after the wet wood and peat, and sweet smoothness you get that flat finish at the end, with this that is when the vanilla and citrus kick in… and its really impressive.

Very impressed…recommended

Flavors: Citrus, Peat Moss, Vanilla, Wet Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 80 ML
Ken

Wow reading the reviews of this tea, they are really mixed, and I dont get even a hint of fishy in this, its definitely got the wet wood and peat moss flavors that are common in most ripes. And citrus , but after that I just got a strong creamy vanilla… weird how people read tea different.

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A 25 g sample I ordered. Came in 2 big chunks, with a few smaller ones and then a few loose leaves and some dust. For my first tasting of it, I decided to go with 6 g of leaf to 4 oz of boiling water. The dry leaves smelled a bit mossy to me, like a forest, with a hint of must. The first steep of 10 sec (no rinse this time) is a rich dark color. There’s a pleasant earthy taste to the brew and its satisfyingly thick on the tongue. No trace of bitterness. A flavor that reminds me of dry autumn leaves. A hint of cinnamon (although that could be due to the previous tea brewed in this vessel, which is a pain to wash so I frequently rinse with hot water).

Second steep ~15 sec. Weaker flavors than the first brew, although the color is darker and more rich. Third steep ~20 sec. Brew darkens to an almost-coffee level, although there are still tones of red. I get a bit more of the cinnamon/spices than the previous cup. It is still smooth, without bitterness.

Edit: I did steep this twice more, at 25 and 30 sec respectively. However, the tea seemed to be losing its flavor and I couldn’t distinguish anything in particular. Perhaps it needed to steep longer than what I was giving it, or I steeped it too long initially. Or I used the wrong tea leaf to water ratio. Any thoughts on this?

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Earth, Spices, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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One of my first ripes awhile back, it was an affordable introduction to shu.

As expected in a budget tea it didn’t develop through steeps but there were no nasty surprises either, nothing to turn off a newbie to puerh. :-)

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Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Earth, Smoke, Sweet, warm grass

Preparation
9 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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This is an interesting tea in that the production mirrors the way a local delicacy is made. Lemang is glutinous rice steamed in a hollow bamboo stick.

On opening the bag, this tea has a nice smell. The rinse especially has a very nice, spicy smell that I oddly associate with the cows I come across in palm oil estates (that smell nothing like farm-kept cattle).

Unfortunately, this scent doesn’t translate to taste or flavour and I found the tea a bit bland. Maybe I should leaf up a bit heavier though I used a fair amount of leaf (didn’t weigh as usual). I can relate to the sweet aftertaste mentioned in another review but it’s a strong and heavy body that I’m after.

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80

A solid, smooth ripe. Nothing wild, not as creamy or sweet as some pricier shou’s, but consistently balanced and relatively long-steeping.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 11 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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drank 2016 We Go High by White2Tea
337 tasting notes

I feel like I drank this one time before, but the session was unremarkable, so I waited to note it. Decided to give it another go this past weekend one evening.

A skipped the wash and this poured out like liquid gold with a very light, but slightly throat drying initial flavor. The aroma of this tea is syrupy sweet, though the flavor is not. I only get a couple of steeps in before passing out, but finish this tea up the next day. It settles into a green bell pepper flavor, which I expected, but no feels and not much of an interesting mouthfeel, which I did expect since I only had like two steeps the night before. But perhaps all that power went into putting me to sleep!

This tea still is rather unremarkable to me in comparison to some other sheng I’ve had, including from W2T, but my sample isn’t gone yet so I suppose I’ll see if my opinion changes!

Flavors: Green Bell Peppers

Preparation
8 g

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90
drank Little Red by White2Tea
25 tasting notes

This is the second time that I have tried this tea. In the front of the tea there is some bitterness and a lot of maltyness with a hint of caramel that then melts into a sweetness that tastes like honey. This is a delicious tea and clearly of good quality. If it were available for myself I would probably try and get my hands on some of this tea. It is interesting but I think that this tea has a lot to discover.

Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Malt

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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I find this tea to be quite an easy drinker. Very low bitterness, sweet and rounded flavor, with solid viscosity. Nothing particularly standout-ish this session, like the tart fruitness from last time, but still enjoyable.

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