2005yr Yunnan Naka Mountain Wild Puer Tea Cake 370g Sheng

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Pu-erh Tea
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Pu Erh Tea
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 5 oz / 140 ml

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  • “Taken over ten steeps I really liked this tea. Just on the first couple of steeps I didn’t like it. The first few steeps had a strong aged bitterness to them and a slight but noticeable sour note....” Read full tasting note

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Taken over ten steeps I really liked this tea. Just on the first couple of steeps I didn’t like it. The first few steeps had a strong aged bitterness to them and a slight but noticeable sour note. This was the character of the tea for the first four steeps. By steep five the sour note had disappeared completely and the bitterness mitigated. The tea developed a nice sweetness to it that was not like the apricots or stonefruits of a young sheng. It was also not sweet in the sense of sugar, I don’t mean that sweet. I am at a bit of a loss to describe the sweet notes specifically. The tea had a very nice color to it in the early steeps, almost but not quite orange in color. Judging by the color of the tenth steep I would say this tea has a few steeps left in it if I had not had enough tea.

I brewed this tea in a 140ml teapot with 8g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a ten minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. I would recommend this tea to anyone planning on giving it ten steeps and not recommend it to anyone who only steeps their tea two or three times.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
Cwyn

Sounds like some dry storage taste that had to steep out.

AllanK

That is possible. It had come to me stored in plastic. Don’t know if it was stored that way or just shipped that way.

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