Masu Old Tree Black Tea (2020)

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Black Tea
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Almond, Apple, Berry, Camphor, Cedar, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Creamy, Floral, Flowers, Grass, Honey, Leather, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lychee, Mineral, Nuts, Oats, Orange Zest, Orchid, Smooth, Tangy, Tannin
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  • “Brewed grandpa style! It’s super smooth and fruity with notes of persimmon, beeswax, fermented tangy red fruits, banana, malt, leather, and just a little bit of smoke. So wonderfully complex yet...” Read full tasting note
  • “Foggy morning <3 Dry leaf has the characteristic scent of Old Ways Tea’s hongcha – very floral orchid-sunflower, grassy, woody, malty. I can see the lichen impression they mention. It smells...” Read full tasting note
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Harvest in Masu, on May 22nd in the afternoon to cloudy weather. See picture of harvest conditions – these high mountain gardens live up in the clouds.

The dry leaf has a fresh floral fragrance. This tea can take some heat, we start the session with water fresh off a boil. The soup is clear and has a wild honey fragrance with grass and lichen as expected of old trees. The leaves are rather large. There is a faint hint of smoke and berry in the leaves.

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Brewed grandpa style! It’s super smooth and fruity with notes of persimmon, beeswax, fermented tangy red fruits, banana, malt, leather, and just a little bit of smoke. So wonderfully complex yet playful!!

Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWrK7ycLGOA/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TJvqYvJ9oM&ab_channel=TheBlastingCompany

As a side note – I’m working on getting back into writing some shorter tasting notes given that Advent Season is less than a week away now and I’m going to be daily posting ALL my advents once again this year. I always feel burnt out by the time Christmas comes, so I really want to take some pressure off myself and kind of get in the mindset of knowing that I’m allowed to write shorter notes…

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Foggy morning <3

Dry leaf has the characteristic scent of Old Ways Tea’s hongcha – very floral orchid-sunflower, grassy, woody, malty. I can see the lichen impression they mention. It smells like being inside the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, or within a misty mountain forest. Their hongcha is magical <3

Warming the leaf amplifies the aromas of the dry leaf and adds a deep richness akin to sunflower butter.

The brewed aroma, taste and aftertaste are very structured and seamless. The anchoring impression is a clear, fresh yellow cedar with nuances of almond, leather and malt. Mixed in is the tanginess of golden apple with lesser notes of lychee, honey, lemon and zest, orange zest. I attribute oats to the creamy impression. And of course, there is the orchid-sunflower grassy florality that lies atop all of this and spreads itself throughout. A hint of camphor. The bottom of the cup smell is very rich and sweet with golden syrup, almond, maybe something berry and tiny sparks of cinnamon and chocolate. The progression of taste sees the rise of the citrusy notes while still retaining the others with less intensity.

The tea is medium-bodied, smooth and swallows juicy with later steeps bringing out a coating mouthfeel and some tannins before going smooth again. The minerality is clean and induces salivation with the first steep.

This is a very durable tea. I usually brew Wuyi hongcha at 200F and get sometimes only 6 good infusions before it’s depleted. This one I started at 200F and later pushed it to water off the boil. I was able to get 14+ pours from this tea. Western brewing gives three good cups with the first 2 having a richer feel than brewing in a gaiwan.

Call me a fangirl.

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Berry, Camphor, Cedar, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Creamy, Floral, Flowers, Grass, Honey, Leather, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lychee, Mineral, Nuts, Oats, Orange Zest, Orchid, Smooth, Tangy, Tannin

Sierge Krьstъ

Can’t beat wuyi. They should have their own crypto. The brainwashing
screenshot to tune humanity into singularity, designed by we know who, for
2nd day in a row was soliciting me into clicking picture of some bridge in
a valley with Chinese roofs. I said, nah, it’s a trick. I changed my mind
after overdosing on couple of decades old heicha. It was wuyi. I couldn’t
believe it. Waiting for this to come, first order after brexit, EUR 5 vat,
OK, EUR 3 post processing fee.

https://www.curioustea.com/tea/black-tea/fuji-yumewakaba-wakocha/

And that considering they returned 140 EUR worth bricks with prepaid duties.

So I am buying from purple cloud in auburn California. I would never buy
anything that has purple as a reference.

But why Fuji.

https://tea-expert.net/magazin-kitajskogo-chaya/tyomnyj-chaj-hej-cha/30005-zhong-cha-5101-liu-bao-cha-wai-mao-2020

The guy is based in Hainan, the only meteorite crater acknowledged
in nanyang.

https://www.thejakartapost.com/travel/2020/04/27/hainan-resorts-to-visa-free-access-for-tourism-payoffs.html

That is some surveillance experiment to exclude ultra tea junkies

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