Discrete (Autumn 2017)

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Caramel, Coffee, Menthol, Smooth, Sweet Potatoes, Wet Earth
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 12 g 160 oz / 4731 ml

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  • “Generally speaking, I prefer aged sheng over shou. In fact for the longest time, I’ve sort of dismissed shou as all being the same one note tea. I’ll occasionally get an urge to try some of the...” Read full tasting note
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DISCRETE is a ripe (shou) puer tea from southern Yunnan.

Amongst countless ripe teas of various grades sampled during our travels, this one held its own against them all. The tea is smooth, sweet, and clean, with a creamy, warming mouthfeel and lingering cinnamon-sweet aftertaste.

The base material is of standout quality and character, and was pile fermented in 2016, meaning the fermentation flavours have dissipated and the tea is ready to drink right away. Both an excellent introduction to ripe puer and a solid tea to add to daily rotation.

The tea was pressed in November 2017. Each cake is 200g.

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Generally speaking, I prefer aged sheng over shou. In fact for the longest time, I’ve sort of dismissed shou as all being the same one note tea. I’ll occasionally get an urge to try some of the shous I’ve had before again, but quickly after brewing up I lose the enthusiasm. Not so with Discrete, which has convinced me that this genre of tea is worth exploring. Over the course of a week, I tried it once and then sought it out four distinct times and enjoyed each session. I like to brew it hard and for long intervals, making it look like soy sauce and feel like a stout going down my throat. It’s sweet, savoury, leaves an airy feeling in the mouth and has absolutely no off or pile flavours that I can detect. Brews out after 10 or 11 hard steeps. It goes well with spicy food (mabo tofu) and light snacks (walnuts and raisins) as well as totally on it’s own of course. I bought the cake without trying a sample which is something I generally don’t like to do. This time, however, I’m very glad I did. Will be following Kuura very closely, they’ve piqued my interest.

Flavors: Caramel, Coffee, Menthol, Smooth, Sweet Potatoes, Wet Earth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 12 g 160 OZ / 4731 ML

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