90
drank 2015 Pin by White2Tea
316 tasting notes

I have a ton of raw pu’erh to get through. Good thing pu’erh stores well. o.O

The dry leaves smelled of honey, wood, and hay. Different colored dry leaves from silver leaves to medium green to brown leaves. The liquor is aromatic and smelled of honey and leaves, it was a very light amber color. The taste profile began with a slight bitterness, never a put-off type bitterness but one that felt it belonged there. The slight bitterness came with a light, almost tart feeling on the tongue, you could also feel the sides of your tongue react to the light astringency. There were lots of fruit notes, mainly citrus, stonefruits.

As I progress, it morphed into a thick, viscous, almost syrupy honey apricot-peach tea, and then add a little tobacco and smoke. It became less bitter, and sweeter. Lots of mouth action with this tea, super long sweet finish. Towards the end, a wee bit of bitterness would come in for a bit, but again, not in a negative type of way as it remained balanced from the 3rd or 4th infusion but that long sweet finish was ever so present. :)

6g, 110ml, 205F, rinse, 12 steeps: 10s, 13s, 16s, 19s, 22s, 25s, 30s, 35s, 40s, 45s, 1m, 2m

Flavors: Apricot, Citrusy, Hay, Honey, Smoke, Spices, Stonefruits, Sweet, Tart, Tobacco

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 110 ML
derk

Did it make you dance??

derk

Seriously, if I went to the clubs in the 80s, I’d be going to the bathroom every 20 minutes for a fresh brew of this pu.

Kawaii433

lol derk. Oh yes haha and I’m so “awake” it’s unreal lol. Not jittery or anything like that, just sheer energy, but a serious mood lifter too :D. I meant to add that but I ran off to do some things I wasn’t up to yesterday.

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derk

Did it make you dance??

derk

Seriously, if I went to the clubs in the 80s, I’d be going to the bathroom every 20 minutes for a fresh brew of this pu.

Kawaii433

lol derk. Oh yes haha and I’m so “awake” it’s unreal lol. Not jittery or anything like that, just sheer energy, but a serious mood lifter too :D. I meant to add that but I ran off to do some things I wasn’t up to yesterday.

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Longtime casual tea drinker. In the past, mainly Sencha, Matcha. I’m currently into Oolong, Black & Pu’erh.

Gongfu cha is the main way I prepare my tea (gaiwan or Yixing teapot). I drink all tea… Usually unflavored. I do try some flavored now. I don’t like artificial sweeteners.

Favorite stores: TeaVivre, What-Cha, Mandala Tea, Yunnan sourcing, White2Tea, Lupicia. (Note: I love the teaware from TeaVivre and Yunnan sourcing.) Good experiences with 52Teas, Harney & Sons, Whispering Pines

Flavors I dislike are artificial flavors, especially artificial sweeteners. Strong lavender, violet, any strong floral-perfumey tea; cantaloupe, ripe papaya, sweet honeydew.

Can handle a little of the following: Rose, licorice, anise, jasmine, mint, spearmint, peppermint, leather.

Favorite flavors: Citrus fruits (especially grapefruit & tangerines), granny smith apple, bananas, guava, mango, tamarind, watermelon, stonefruits, all fruits except cantaloupe, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, milk, cinnamon, creme, bread, nuts, toasted, roasted.

I generally don’t add anything to my teas.

As I explore, my ratings may shift. 90+ generally means I’ll keep it on my shelf.

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