2011 Serve the people brick by puerh junky. Review.
One for display, one for drinking
Engraved dragon yixing teapot gongfucha.
Dry leaf: musty, earthy.
Wet leaf: earth, fermentation, musty, autumn leaf pile.
1x medium steep
Light steep: I taste/smell; light
—> fermentation, camphor medium -→ earth, autumn leaf pile, old books, mud.
(Note: forgot to get a photo of this. It was quite dark though)
Medium steep: I taste/smell; light
—> fermentation. medium -→ earth, autumn leaf pile, old books, mud, camphor. (Weird)
Heavy steep: I taste/smell; light fermentation. medium camphor. Medium to strong —→ earth, autumn leaf pile, old books, mud.
All in all an amazing tea! Lovely tastes, aromas, and cha qi. i rate a 100
I love the wrapper design!: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLYlHmljLn0/
interesting info about the tea: “Whereas the big-time puerh tea factories invest in spectacular packaging, a few outliers have preserved the ole PRC tradition of aesthetic mayhem. 2010 Serve the People brick is one such production. Overall, the taste is more full-bodied than most ripes. It is distinctive too, with notes of chocolate and dried fruit. However, there is a hint of sourness most evident in the first few infusions and in the aftertaste. Beware! It is also not uncommon to find a stray hair or two as an added bonus. Hey, what did Mao say anyway? “Revolution isn’t a dinner party.” This version of revolution’s two most outstanding traits are the long lasting huigan, which is full of dark chocolate and camphor. The mouth zings a bit. First and lasting impressions are of cherry liqueur chocolates. Rich and satisfying stimulates the appetite. Should be best with bacon and eggs or roasted lamb and potatoes.”
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Mud, Musty