2005 (2015) Chawangpu Bulang Shan Old Tree Raw

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Earth, Sweet, Wet Earth, Cedar, Leather, Musty, Wet Wood, Spicy
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Boiling 9 g 4 oz / 123 ml

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  • “First weet and eathy with slight bitterness, later the eathy tones subsite and the tea gets more sweet. Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2005-bulang-shan-old-tree-chawangpu” Read full tasting note
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  • “Dry – Woody rich dark notes Wet – Rich woody notes, broth-y/savory, wet storage, decayed wood. Liquor – Light Brown Initial Note/caveat – I’m drinking the loose version of this tea, the pressed...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank You Mr Mopar for this sample. The first thing I noticed about this tea was the color of the tea soup, dark brown. This is definitely an aged tea despite being pressed into a cake recently....” Read full tasting note
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2005 (2015) Chawangpu Bulang Shan Old Tree Raw
Harvest Area : Bulang mountain, Menghai
Production date : Harvest Spring 2005, pressed 4/2015
This tea was found in friend´s warehouse in Menghai where was stored since 2005. Clean but tropical storage change the taste very nice. Large strong leaves with fat buds. Smooth, sweet aged woody and ripe fruit taste, slightly very comfortable bitterness, fast huigan.

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First weet and eathy with slight bitterness, later the eathy tones subsite and the tea gets more sweet.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2005-bulang-shan-old-tree-chawangpu

Flavors: Bitter, Earth, Sweet, Wet Earth

Preparation
10 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Dry – Woody rich dark notes
Wet – Rich woody notes, broth-y/savory, wet storage, decayed wood.
Liquor – Light Brown
Initial Note/caveat – I’m drinking the loose version of this tea, the pressed version may differ due to the the pressing process

Initial steeps are smoother than you would expect for the scent of the wet leaves but still rich wet wood notes with cedar (spicy?) and some camphor and a fair amount of thickness that is brothy/leathery/musty (think mushroom soup) and as it washes down it has some astringency to it, but not unpleasant.

Mid steeps (4-6) were similar but with some of that ‘dankness’ of mushroom soup and leather mellowing down, but also loosing some of the body with each steep. Somewhere in here the cedar comes upfront, I think because the slight spice note numbs my tongue a bit and it also has some more astringency than I expected, but still not unpleasant at all.

Later on it keeps loosing steam in the strength of the steeps, so you have to start pushing it a bit. However, it does hold up well with longer steeps and gives more than I expected from it.

Final Notes
The tea kept loosing steam, but I lost steam a bit quicker. I came in biased with this tea expecting some bulang character and found none of it. I did a few more steeps and I was over it, I bet people who love wetter stored tea will love it.

Flavors: Cedar, Leather, Musty, Wet Wood

Preparation
Boiling 8 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
mrmopar

Yep, this one sits all alone in my storage. Waiting to dry out a bit.

JC

Yup, mine is in brown bag airing out for a while. It still has plenty of dank to give out.

JC

Do you have yours in the pumidor airing or just letting it dry out a bit outside? I’m not sure how to go about ‘cleaning’ some of the wet storage taste off it.

mrmopar

It is outside by itself. A bit too humid for the pumidor.

tanluwils

JC, be sure the brown bag doesn’t have a strong smell. Sometimes the cardboard smell can linger.

JC

It came in it, so hopefully it wont disturb the tea. Honestly, I think the brown bag suffers more. lol

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Thank You Mr Mopar for this sample. The first thing I noticed about this tea was the color of the tea soup, dark brown. This is definitely an aged tea despite being pressed into a cake recently. The second thing I noticed was the wet storage taste. The tea has a strong note of wet wood to it. I steeped the tea eight times and the wet storage taste never completely went away. It did get a bit muted in later steeps. There is also a note of spicyness to this tea. It bites the tongue just a little. Not quite like a red chile but maybe a jalepeno. This is a good tea for someone who enjoys the taste of wet wood as wet storage taste is often called. It definitely has an aged taste to it. This is no young sheng.

I steeped this eight times in a 120ml gaiwan with 8.5g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec. Had I wanted to continue I’m sure I could have gotten quite a few more steeps out of it but I was at my caffeine limit for today.

Flavors: Spicy, Wet Wood

Preparation
Boiling 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
mrmopar

I agree, the loose maocha pressed in here was damp/wet stored for sure. I am going to try and air this one out a while and see if it will improve some.

AllanK

Still despite the wet stored taste I did like the tea. The wet stored taste was not overly strong but prominent.

mrmopar

I think it was a blend with the 2015 maocha and some from 2005. I bought it on a whim with some other stuff. Now I have most of a cake to air out for a while.

jschergen

Have only had one session with this tea. Found it to be functional, but not overly exciting.

x-ray

about that caffeine limit: caffeine comes out in the first few steeps, what comes out later and troubles the body (heart, uneasyiness) are the bitter molecules, tannines, not to mistake with the early and healthy bitter molecules catechines. as soon as you feel a cotton mouth and flavour drops from clear intensity, step back and let it rest. the later steeps won’t do you good if your body reacts to it. i have the same problems when steeping 4g pu erh in the evening and steep it for too many times, but that’s not the amount of caffeine then. i can stop after 10 steeps and get another 4g (total 8g) of pu erh and drink that one for 10 steeps and all is fine, no heart troubles and i feel clear and great. same goes for green tea, steep it more than 2,5 minutes total and your body will feel a lot different (heavy, uneasy) than with only 2 minutes total (clear mind and body), it’s not the amount of caffeine really (only influences the intensity of the feel), it’s the total steep time that affects “how” you feel.

AllanK

X-ray I have seen scientific studies that to remove all the caffeine from tea you have to steep it for something like ten minutes. That means unfortunately one may still be getting caffeine in the ninth and tenth steep. Unfortunately I have insomnia, luckily not heart troubles.

x-ray

sure.. i didn’t mean that there won’t be any caffeine at all in the latter steeps, but the troubling substances would come out after 10, maybe sometimes only after 20 steeps, but with 10 steeps i’m always ok and can go for 2 sessions in the evening, each about 4-5 grams without insomnia (and i am really the candidate for heart troubles and insomnia when steeping too long)

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