1993 Xiaguan Pu-erh Xiao Tuo Cha

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Pu-erh Tea
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Sweet, Wet Wood
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  • “I think this is what OMGsrsly gave me… It’s hard to tell. Either way, always, much love and thanks for sharing! Rinsed twice for about 1 minute, then steeped for two. It’s quite dark, and, still...” Read full tasting note
  • “As Dex mentioned ages in the review, my bag is marked sheng, but this is DEFINITELY the shou. This is a lot easier on the nose than the last one I tried today. And I also went through my shou bag...” Read full tasting note
  • “I am such an idiot…… Do you have days where you see something on the news, or you observe an incident that makes you question how you see the world, what you believe. I’m not talking about...” Read full tasting note

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1993 Xiaguan Pu-erh Xiao Tuo Cha Cooked/Shou

Xiaguan Tea Factory

下關普洱小沱 下關茶廠 熟沱 1993

Xiaguan, Yunnan is well-known for producing quality Tuo Cha. Each Xiao Tuo Cha (mini tea cake) is hand pressed and individual wrapped in rice paper, cellared and aged. The great care taken in the storage process contributes to this tea’s beautiful, balanced flavour. The subtle woody rich flavour and full- bodied texture is perfect to accompany or enjoy after meals. The great “Cha Qi” (energy) is lifting but not abrasive. This is one of my favourite teas to relax and unwind.

Special Brewing method:

One piece of Tuo Cha (5g) for 125ml (4oz) Terracotta or Porcelain teapot
Water temperature should be 100°C (212°F)
Warm teapot, faircup and teacups
Rinse tea and pour out immediately
1st brew steep for 30 seconds
2nd brew steep for 25 seconds
Water temperature 95°C (203°F) for subsequent brews
Each additional brews add 10 seconds
It should last for 5 to 6 brews

Product Code: PX095

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3 Tasting Notes

1495 tasting notes

I think this is what OMGsrsly gave me… It’s hard to tell. Either way, always, much love and thanks for sharing!

Rinsed twice for about 1 minute, then steeped for two. It’s quite dark, and, still not completely opened. Ugh. Not sure I’ll steep it again, as… This is weird. Wood, wet wood is what I get. Wet wood and an odd sweetness that I’m not fond of all. I can’t finish the cup. :(

Flavors: Sweet, Wet Wood

OMGsrsly

I’m 90% sure this is indeed what it is. My bag is marked sheng, but it’s definitely not a sheng. It’s not my favourite, I’m afraid, but hoped that someone would like it!

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2221 tasting notes

As Dex mentioned ages in the review, my bag is marked sheng, but this is DEFINITELY the shou.

This is a lot easier on the nose than the last one I tried today. And I also went through my shou bag and opened all the ziplock baggies so they’re upright and exposed to the air a bit. So hopefully that’ll help out some of the stronger shou mellow out.

As this is a tuo, and it’s tightly packed, I’ve done 2 pretty long rinses. The liquor is dark amber, but not black. And it’s still not completely unfurled. Oh wait I lied. It’s almost completely black now.

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But the flavours here are a lot more bearable. It still has that forest compost flavour, and isn’t sweet and gentle like the shou I tried from Sil last night. But it’s a lot more mild. I was just reading the description on the website. Earthy. Yes, indeed it is. Also very woody. As I steep it, it’s turning into that fresh hewn lumber taste.

Not bad, but again, not really flavours I’m into right now. I’ll share what I have around and keep a couple tuo’s for further tasting.

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1040 tasting notes

I am such an idiot……
Do you have days where you see something on the news, or you observe an incident that makes you question how you see the world, what you believe. I’m not talking about anything heavy, just something that makes you pause and question. I think of it more as emotionally challenged than upset. Anyway……I’m having one of those days…
So I come home from work and look for tea. I don’t want to make a decision so I just reach into my sample box and pull out a package from the wonderful Miss OMGsrsly. Perfect mini tou sheng….. A few minutes later I’m looking at the tea in my cup and the leaves in my teapot, this is weird. Why is sheng this color? Shrug oh well…. first sip and I’m looking at the package, and the looking it up on here…..yep I’m an idiot…. This isn’t sheng. Why did I think it was. Let’s try this again with shou steeping parameters.
Whatever this is it’s really good. Mmmmmm really earthy in a good way Smooth, yummy, sweet. I really like this. It goes perfectly with salsa, avacado, and lime tortilla chips. I don’t have specifics, but this is what like about shou…..
Now if I can just figure out why I’m watching Gone Girl…. I hated that book.

TheTeaFairy

1) you’re NOT stupid
2) OMG, i started warching Gone Girl too!!!! Lol…remember how stupid the end was? Well i heard that they changed that in the movie so I’m definitly warching! Lets hope its better :-)

OMGsrsly

Oh, I have to try this one. :)

OMGsrsly

I think they labelled it as green but it’s not. It’s definitely shou.

boychik

i saw the movie last week. didnt like/understand the ending

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