2014 "Cloudy Days"

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Nutty, Smooth, Sweet, Earth, Wood, Mushrooms, Round , Wet Wood, Nuts, Walnut, Creamy, Thick, Dark Wood, Mud, Musty, Paper, Umami
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Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 oz / 108 ml

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  • “I’ve purchased A LOT of pu erh samples recently and been trying them. This is definitely my favorite ripe so far. It’s sweet and gentle with a nice aftertaste that makes me want more. I’m glad a...” Read full tasting note
    85
  • “After trying a cake of Cloudy Days, it wasn’t long before I re-ordered it as my first tong. Clean, creamy, smooth, nutty, sweet and earthy. The tea is a well balanced very enjoyable Shou.” Read full tasting note
  • “starts off really creamy and smooth with some nice earth and wood flavors and a bit of nuttiness. Sweetness sort of dies down and more of the earthy/wood flavors come out. A really pleasant tea to...” Read full tasting note
  • “It’s a really nice and rounded Shou Puer, probably good entry/introduction shou puer. It’s very well balanced and rounded and no taste takes over too much but remains rather subtle and smooth. It...” Read full tasting note
    80

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This tea is nutty and earthy with strong mineral notes and is so very sweet. It has everything we came to love in the “Kunlu Mountain Tribute Tea” shou. This tea is ready to drink now, but with a few years of aging it will be extra awesome.

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12 Tasting Notes

85
25 tasting notes

I’ve purchased A LOT of pu erh samples recently and been trying them. This is definitely my favorite ripe so far.

It’s sweet and gentle with a nice aftertaste that makes me want more. I’m glad a bought a cake (it was on sale!) and would definitely repurchase.

Flavors: Nutty, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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73 tasting notes

After trying a cake of Cloudy Days, it wasn’t long before I re-ordered it as my first tong.

Clean, creamy, smooth, nutty, sweet and earthy. The tea is a well balanced very enjoyable Shou.

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28 tasting notes
starts off really creamy and smooth with some nice earth and wood flavors and a bit of nuttiness. Sweetness sort of dies down and more of the earthy/wood flavors come out. A really pleasant tea to drink and I liked that the flavor changed with each steep. Brewed up nice and strong even with short steep times. Clean and smooth all the way through would for sure be one I’d recommend.

Flavors: Earth, Nutty, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 5 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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80
9 tasting notes

It’s a really nice and rounded Shou Puer, probably good entry/introduction shou puer.

It’s very well balanced and rounded and no taste takes over too much but remains rather subtle and smooth. It has a nice earthyness and nuttyness, with a bit of more subtle mushroom and wet wood and a very nice sweetnes that sort of rounds off tea very nicely making it very smooth and easily drunk.

It’s like a nice stroll on a well used path in a beech forest on a lovely day with a clear sky and the sun shining through the leaves.

Flavors: Earth, Mushrooms, Nutty, Round , Smooth, Wet Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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1108 tasting notes

Solid ripe. There’s a reason nobody has rated it below 90.

This ranks in my top 5 ripes that are on the sharp notes with fermentation as opposed to the woodsy/dirty ones.

Highly recommend purchasing it, but feel free to read reviews and contemplate all the ripes out there; but know that this is one of the best options out there for the higher end pu’erh. The price of $22/200g is wonderful as well

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90
342 tasting notes

Quick Note:

I’ve been drinking this for nearly an hour now, with an occasional break from the tea to drink water. I’m pretty tea drunk, I must say.

Anyway, this is a nice sweet mushroom/honey-esq tea. Definitely a great tea to have on a daily basis, or if you’re trying to wake up, but getting extremely giddy while doing so. I’m on steep six, but I had to stop for a moment to gather my senses (however, how I feel momentarily isn’t bad, of course). My wife’s tea-loving friend is stopping by later, so maybe I’ll continue the session with her.

I used 6.5 grams for a 120 ml Yixing pot. I steeped this for 15s, 20s, 30s, 30s, 35s, & 45s.

Also, it’s hot inside the house. The AC crashed, so I’m having to sit in front of a fan while drinking the tea. The landlord said that he can’t get here until Thursday to fix it, so I’m going to have to make several trips around the block to cool off….That, or go ahead and buy that kiddy pool I’ve always wanted for the backyard.

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Crimson Lotus Tea

I vote for kiddy pool!

Fjellrev

Jumping through sprinklers always helps too haha.

S.G. Sanders

I might go ahead and get both! The kiddy pool will be nice sit in while having a cup of tea. ;)

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90
1757 tasting notes

This is a very tasty shou with a moderate amount of fermentation flavor. The fermentation flavor is not unpleasant or fishy. There was little to no bitterness to this tea. This tea was mildly sweet from the start. Somewhere along the line it got listed as having a mushroom flavor. That is not out of the ballpark. This tea is quite good. This is one I am tempted to buy more of to age, we shall see. It’s good enough to warrant a tong of the stuff.

I steeped this tea twelve times in a 150ml yixing gaiwan with 10.1g leaf and boiling water. 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 min. It was pretty much finished at twelve steeps but I think if I upped the time I could get a couple more steeps out of the leaves.

Flavors: Earth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
S.G. Sanders

Mushroom, yes! I wasn’t sure what I was tasting!

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55 tasting notes

Wow this tea is good! Broke off a bunch and threw it into the new Crimson Lotus dragon egg Jian Shui teapot 100mL. 2x rinse. First three brews were a bit “dusty” with muddled flavors, needs probably 3 rinses next time.

Steeps 4 and 5 this tea started to wake up. A slight mouth buzz developing, sweet aroma, but not so much sweet taste, hint of nutty/chocolate undertones, wet wood, no astringency, no bitterness, slight wodui fermentation but in the background. Lots of golden tips in this cake, and very clean. Rich, thick, full bodied, creamy mouthfeel but no cream flavors. If a tea was chuggable this one is chuggable. Easy on the stomach. Not too complex, but not bland or cloying either. Not getting caffeine jitters, so for the price, this is a great daily drinker. I see myself buying at least another cake and drinking lots of this in the future.

Flavors: Dark Wood, Mud, Mushrooms, Musty, Paper, Round , Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Umami, Walnut, Wet Wood

mrmopar

I see you are in Virginia too.

andresito

yea…Virginia is a beautiful state. nice to see another Virginian here, although you’re almost on the opposite end of the state

mrmopar

We shall have to meet or swap some day.

andresito

yea I would like that, we’ll have to figure something out

mrmopar

For sure.

looseTman

I see you written tasting notes for 9 CL pu-erh. What’s your favorite CL shou and sheng? Thanks!

andresito

my fav teas of what is currently available would be cloudy days for shu, and hidden song for sheng. out of all the CLT teas I’ve had, prob the 2008 Jingmai maocha or the whispering sunshine. for all time fav shu its still cloudy days. I liked it better than the bulang shu’s too.

andresito

but if you’re looking at making a purchase, I’d wait til the 2017’s are released and pick up a whispering sunshine, hopefully 2017 will be on par with 2016

looseTman

How much was the 2016 WS?

andresito

$46 + free shipping

looseTman

Thanks again.

andresito

I guess I should have added, its worth getting samples of them all so you can judge for yourself which you prefer the most.

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88
9 tasting notes

This is a really good shu. I’m usually not overly excited about shu, but this one changed my opinion. It is full bodied, sweet, with a nutty cashew-like complexity to keep you engaged throughout the session. I recommend picking up a cake or two..

Flavors: Nutty

Preparation
7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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95
20 tasting notes

This is a very sweet shou puerh very easy to drink and no Pile taste.

Flavors: Musty, Sweet, Wet Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 9 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
mrmopar

Glenn has a good knack at finding good shou. His tastes are spot on.

Wuyi-Wolf

This is just a pleasing shou, it’s not mind blowing or super complex, but at the same time it’s a super tasty and easy to love shou. Super glad to be the first to receive their cake and review it~

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