Bulang Cooked ‘Shou’ Puerh

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Coffee, Dark Bittersweet, Thick
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “I’m continuing my Bulang sampling mode this week, starting with this one from the Jalam Tea club. It’s a beautiful compact little cake, rich mahogany colored. I loaded up my yixing and even though...” Read full tasting note
  • “I really enjoyed this tea is was medium thickness but a nice mild bitterness similar to coffee or bittersweet chocolate and a nice oily texture. This reminded me of rishi’s maiden which I liked a...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is a tasty, tasty shou! The information card for this tea, which I love reading by the way, said that this is a mild shou with not too much stimulant effect and not bitter, but with strength....” Read full tasting note

From JalamTeas

Region: Bulang Mountain Range, southern Yunnan
Type: Mid-Altitude Puerh (1200 -1300 metres)
Harvest: Autumn 2014
Harvesters: Bulang minority

Our Bulang Shou offering is a recent 2014 Autumn harvest from one of the great and ancient ‘nests’ of Puerh tea, the Bulang Mountains of southern Yunnan province. Harvested by the Bulang people near the village of Lao Ma Er, this oxidized tea is a smooth tea using leaves from 20-40 year old bushes scattered on an eastern facing slope. It is also a great winter tea adding more of a warmth to the body than its ‘sheng’ or raw green relative. Locals of Yunnan will often refer to cooked ‘shou’s’ as teas for late night or colder temperatures. Generally containing less stimulants and caffeine they are teas that can be sipped in the afternoons and evenings without the destructive stimulant abilities that keep many absolutely awake.

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I’m continuing my Bulang sampling mode this week, starting with this one from the Jalam Tea club. It’s a beautiful compact little cake, rich mahogany colored. I loaded up my yixing and even though the steeping were short, the tea was very dark & rich, and the flavor brought to mind coffee, cinnamon, and a dense chewy whole grain bread. I drank several steeps over the afternoon, and I should be able to get more out of it in the morning, I think.

Christina / BooksandTea

Sounds delicious!

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127 tasting notes

I really enjoyed this tea is was medium thickness but a nice mild bitterness similar to coffee or bittersweet chocolate and a nice oily texture. This reminded me of rishi’s maiden which I liked a lot and actually wanted to purchase this tea as I can see myself drinking a lot of it especially since its lower on caffeine.

Unfortunately this is the first tea I have liked enough to warrant a purchase from jalam but they want $24/100g cake plus shipping… So working out the puernomics since it is in cake form I will loose 10% to dust upon breaking up the cake leaving 90 g or ~3oz so for $30 with shipping it will roughly work out to $10/oz for shupu! Thats insane especially for an autumn harvest. Sorry for bringing money into it because I really like this tea but for that money im sure I could buy a bunch of dayi ripes that have the same qualities if not better.

Flavors: Coffee, Dark Bittersweet, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Cwyn

Wow I hadn’t considered the loss to breakage but then I scoop up and brew the dust. Lol.

Jiāng Luo

Funny you mention that I actually usually end up doing that if its shupu and it literally worked out to 10g of breakage from prying the cake in half which made me laugh it was precisely 10%..

As for sheng breakage certainly not young sheng, I enjoy bitterness but I am not a masochistic

Tealizzy

Have you tried any of their sheng? I really like their offerings. Also, it’s $19 plus shipping, so $24 if you’re in the US. It is a little steep, but I enjoy the information about each tea and it’s great for those who don’t know puerh that well yet and want someone else to pick stuff for them.

jschergen

Thanks for the price analysis, something that is often neglected!

Jiāng Luo

I like their sheng for “right now” casual tea, it is all autumn so winds up being too thin for my tastes but not bad tea by any means. If their cakes were priced at $15/pop I’d gladly buy up a few lbs but at $19 plus shipping thats breaks my price per quality barrier unless maybe they start carrying a few thick strong spring teas.

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This is a tasty, tasty shou! The information card for this tea, which I love reading by the way, said that this is a mild shou with not too much stimulant effect and not bitter, but with strength. I definitely noticed the strength! I did a rinse, let it sit while I ate a brownie ;) and then gave it a 15-second infusion and the color was intense! Super dark for a first infusion.

The flavor was mild. It was smooth, with a clean finish. After a few infusions, I decided that I was detecting notes of cinnamon and caramel. Very yummy! I think my favorite infusions were probably the fourth or fifth infusions. The info card also said it was one of very few shou offerings this year. They like sheng, which is fine by me, because their sheng offerings have been really delicious. Nice to mix it up though!

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