2013 Yicha Shou Puer Brick

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9 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “Here’s Hoping Teabox – Round Seven- Tea #8 I used a fairly big chunk of this accidentally. After it was in the infuser I couldn’t really do anything about it! The leaves have hints of gold within...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Got this from the Here’s Hoping TTB. Tried as much pu from the box as I could if it wasn’t already obvious! This one was clean, sweet and smooth from the very first steep. I’ve usually been...” Read full tasting note
  • “Note: I am very new to pu’er and am mostly writing a review for my own records. My opinion is not that of a seasoned veteran. The brick is very dark and very dense, difficult to break up. I used an...” Read full tasting note

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Here’s Hoping Teabox – Round Seven- Tea #8
I used a fairly big chunk of this accidentally. After it was in the infuser I couldn’t really do anything about it! The leaves have hints of gold within the brick. I thought the flavor would be too much, but maybe the leaves didn’t unravel too much yet. As usual though, a ripe pu-erh can never really be astringent. I do usually like stronger flavor than this though. The flavor is very mellow, I can only describe it as the what pu-erh tastes like, but the lightest of that: mushrooms, light cocoa… No hints of anything pu-erhly unpleasant though. The third steep was crazy long but the flavor was still very mild…. and the brick was still hardly unraveled! I guess this one would never unravel. Unless I tried many more steeps, but that last steep was very very long. Nothing impressive but nothing offending either.
Steep #1 // 12 minutes after boiling // rinse // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // few minutes after boiling // 3-4 minute steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // 20? minute steep

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Got this from the Here’s Hoping TTB.

Tried as much pu from the box as I could if it wasn’t already obvious! This one was clean, sweet and smooth from the very first steep. I’ve usually been skipping washes lately, so the first steep was a deep red in color that darkened significantly in the next since the leaves were pretty broken up once the compression loosened, and they soaked up a lot of water. I did get some fermentation flavor, but nothing that overshadowed the distinct sweetness I picked up on.

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Note: I am very new to pu’er and am mostly writing a review for my own records. My opinion is not that of a seasoned veteran.

The brick is very dark and very dense, difficult to break up. I used an oyster knife and had to put a lot of weight behind it to get anywhere. In the little chunk I broke off, I found a bit of red string and a human hair. Not a great first impression.

The gaiwan lid smell after the rinse is pretty fishy and a little burnt. Rinse soup was pretty light and thin. The first steep (~6s) gave a much deeper colored soup and the smell of the lid lost a lot of its pungency, it sort of smelled like nothing other than a faint hay smell. Pretty weak flavor, it reminds me of the tea you get served free at a Chinese restaurant but with a little hint of fishiness. Second steep (~10s) brought some of the smokey smell back. I can barely see light through the soup in my 200ml glass cha hai. Flavor is coming through a little. I taste chalk and wet earth. There is a bit more aftertaste happening as well but it’s shallow in the throat and not very strong. Third steep (~15s) got rid of the smokiness but I got back a little fishiness and new tennis ball can on the lid aroma. Smelled like waking up in a tent after the sun has been beating down on it. Similar color in the soup. Flavor is going a little more vegetal, like boiled tubers you didn’t wash the dirt off of. Aftertaste is even weaker than the second steep, I don’t think I’ll get it back. Fourth steep (~20s) and the smokey aroma is back. It smells like burnt firewood that you left in the pit and it got rained on. Soup is lightening up a little bit. Flavor is very light again and the body has almost disappeared. No aftertaste, no throat feeling, just boring tea. We’re back to the flavorless Chinese restaurant oolong. Slight mushroom creaminess to the flavor.

I’m going to keep drinking this I guess but I’ll stop writing it down, it’s just boring at this point. At $0.09/g, I would not buy again. It was an impulse buy while I waited for an order from China since I live down the street from a TeaSource.

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9 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
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