2014 Laos Ban Komaen (Blue)

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Brown Sugar, Herbaceous, Sweet
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 2 oz / 72 ml

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  • “Another TTB sample I believe – just got 4 grams of this one, enough to do a sesh with my 60mL gaiwan. I was pleasantly surprised by this one – I expected these Laotian border teas to be a little...” Read full tasting note
  • “Very sweet as brown sugar with a herbal note. Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2014-laos-ban-komaen-blue” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is the first border tea I have tried. It was fairly good. There was an initial note for the first two steepings which I found unpleasant. About the third steeping a little bitterness crept in...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Triple taste test with the Laos ‘Border teas’ from Chawangshop. This one sat in the middle for me, I liked the flavour which was rounded, soft, not as fruity as the payasi. It wasnt as bold as the...” Read full tasting note
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486 tasting notes

Another TTB sample I believe – just got 4 grams of this one, enough to do a sesh with my 60mL gaiwan. I was pleasantly surprised by this one – I expected these Laotian border teas to be a little bit rougher, but this one didn’t have much of anything unpleasant going on.

There was a relatively unfamiliar and slightly unusual herbal note in the first couple steeps – I can’t describe it any more certainly than that. The rest of the session was pretty pleasant – creamy texture with a good amount of bitterness as one might expect in young sheng. Again, didn’t really take notes or anything, just remembered that it was better than I thought it might’ve been going in, but that it didn’t strike me as anything too special.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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126 tasting notes

Very sweet as brown sugar with a herbal note.
Images and more at https://puerh.blog/teanotes/2014-laos-ban-komaen-blue

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Herbaceous, Sweet

Preparation
8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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This is the first border tea I have tried. It was fairly good. There was an initial note for the first two steepings which I found unpleasant. About the third steeping a little bitterness crept in and lasted maybe two or three steeps. This was replaced by a sweet note. I am not sure what to call this sweet note either. I don’t quite get apricots but maybe that is because this tea has turned a corner on aging and lost that flavor. It was still a nice note.

I steeped this twelve times in a 75ml teapot with 5.5g leaf. 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. The leaves were not done at twelve steeps. I am sure I could have gotten another four to five steeps out of the leaves if I wanted to continue.

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 3 OZ / 75 ML
JC

I tried this one recently (one or two months ago), I have yet to put the notes here. I liked it, it is rough while it’s opening. I had a similar experience with CWS’ Naka, I think they are for aging, or if you’d like to give it a try, give it a rinse and let it sit for an hour or two before doing steeps. Still not great :P

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338 tasting notes

Triple taste test with the Laos ‘Border teas’ from Chawangshop.

This one sat in the middle for me, I liked the flavour which was rounded, soft, not as fruity as the payasi. It wasnt as bold as the black label.

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661 tasting notes

Had this one a couple days ago but kept a few notes on it.

The first couple of infusions were very light with light vanilla/floral notes. The tea had a silky feel to it which I like.

Infusions 3-5 had a bit of bitterness creeping in, more apricot notes coming through and the vanilla/floral notes seemed to disappear. Other than the first two infusions, it was pretty much a typical young sheng.

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