2007 Ontario Te Ji Shou Pu-erh

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Camphor, Leather, Sweet, Moss
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 9 oz / 260 ml

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  • “This was my first loose-leaf and Shou Pu-erh tea. The first steep was an extremely dark amber/maroon shade, and with each successive infusion, lessened to a brighter shade of red with a lovely...” Read full tasting note
    92
  • “I brewed this morning and forgot what I was doing and let it steep for 3 minutes like black tea. It was tremendously over brewed and bitter. I dumped that in the sink and gave it 30 seconds, much...” Read full tasting note
    87
  • “Method: 5 g, 5 oz, 200 degrees, rinse 10-10, Brew 15, 30, 45, 60, shou yixing Aroma: Mild cave Flavor: I was at my Mom’s house for a little barbie today and overdid it. I came home, fed the pups...” Read full tasting note
    82
  • “I ended up in the cowboy boot store on my lunch hour today. I came home to this shoo. The dry leaf had a very slight shoo aroma. I gave it a quick rinse @ 205, let it sit for a bit and started...” Read full tasting note
    92

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This loose shou pu-erh was produced in the city of Yunxian in the Lincang province of Yunnan, China. Produced in September 2007, this pu-erh has aged nicely and is ready for drinking! The initial flavor is earthy and sweet, full of peat moss, oak, and light camphor. Hints of leather, mushrooms, and cocoa can be detected as well as a touch of mesquite spice. This is a fantastic everyday pu-erh!

This pu-erh was produced without the use of pesticides.

Our “Great Lakes” label was created to separate our top five favorite growing regions for Pu’erh. Because of our formatting style, we are able to fit a lot of information in the name of each Great Lakes pu-erh. Each of the five regions is labeled with one of the five Great Lakes. The recipe number (or grade, if unblended) immediately follows the lake name. For instance, “2013 Ontario 1357 Shu Pu-erh” would be a cooked pu-erh from the Lincang province, produced in 2013 and consisting of leaf grades 1, 3, 5, and 7.

Leaf grades (smallest to largest): Gong Ting, Te Ji, 1-9

Baoshan – Superior
Lincang – Ontario
Xishuangbanna – Huron
Pu’er – Erie
Dehong – Michigan

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5 Tasting Notes

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72 tasting notes

This was my first loose-leaf and Shou Pu-erh tea. The first steep was an extremely dark amber/maroon shade, and with each successive infusion, lessened to a brighter shade of red with a lovely dirty earth(is that even a thing?) aroma. I remember the smell and taste being exactly what I needed at that moment; it hit the spot and gave me the pick-up I was looking for. The flavour was typical of a pu-erh: earthy, musty, strong, bold, and honestly, these flavours by themselves can be overpowering, but in this tea they were very well balanced; not overwhelming at all. My two teaspoons lasted about 13 cups before I gave it up. Overall the tea is delicious and long lasting, making it very economical. I would definitely buy this again.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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I brewed this morning and forgot what I was doing and let it steep for 3 minutes like black tea. It was tremendously over brewed and bitter. I dumped that in the sink and gave it 30 seconds, much better. I get the notes of sweetness and camphor. I also get the notes of leather, although this is the first time I remember identifying that note in a tea. Overall, it is a very good tea as long as you ignore the directions on the package to give it three minutes and give it much less time.

I brewed this twice in a 18oz teapot with 7.1g leaf and boiling water for first 3 min, and then 30 seconds. The 30 sec steep was much superior.

Flavors: Camphor, Leather, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
Cheri

I’m glad you were able to save it.

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278 tasting notes

Method: 5 g, 5 oz, 200 degrees, rinse 10-10, Brew 15, 30, 45, 60, shou yixing

Aroma: Mild cave

Flavor: I was at my Mom’s house for a little barbie today and overdid it. I came home, fed the pups and immediately started making some shou. But which shou??? I somehow had several WP shou samples, and since I tried the tuo earlier, I went with this loose sample. Only 2 rinses were needed to get past the dirty flavors.

The first 15 second steep didn’t seem very strong, so instead of adding 5 to each subsequent steep, I added 15. Worked out great! I like this shou, and I’m hoping it aids in digesting the rather oily foods I was consuming earlier. <3

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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155 tasting notes

I ended up in the cowboy boot store on my lunch hour today. I came home to this shoo. The dry leaf had a very slight shoo aroma. I gave it a quick rinse @ 205, let it sit for a bit and started with a 1 minute steep. WHOA – it’s as black as Jerry Jones’ heart.

The first sip took me right back to the cowboy boot store with a nice smooth leather taste – yes, it tasted JUST like the boot store smelled. This is a big-ish leather, but not overwhelming like some. It has had time to age and smooth and it’s just lovely.

Subsequent steeps of 20s, 30s, 45s and then 1 minute and 2 minutes and it is still going. The leather has mellowed though still present. I’m enjoying the mellow body sensation – this was exactly what I needed this afternoon.

I stayed out late seeing one of my favorite musicians, Dave Alvin last night and this tea reminds me a bit of Dave’s voice – well aged, leathery and delicious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSU9vIzFCzk

And here’s a pic: http://instagram.com/p/rvJkVHQx20/?modal=true

Flavors: Leather

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
TheTeaFairy

Can’t wait to try it, love me some leather…

And mr alvin is very talented. Love him.

MzPriss

I love him very much <3

SarsyPie

Boot tea!

MzPriss

Two of my favorite things!!

MzPriss

I need to learn to take better pics

TeaBrat

Did you buy any boots? :)

MzPriss

As a matter of fact I did….http://instagram.com/p/rvNDVGwx8g/?modal=true

I am fortunate that I have really small feet and can wear kid’s sizes. Not all of my boots are kid’s size (in fact most are not), but sometimes I find some I like and they are way way way cheaper – these are kid’s size. Works with running shoes too :)

Cheri

I like the gaiwan a lot. Really pretty. And the boots are cute!

MzPriss

Oh thank you!

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268 tasting notes

This was my first experience with shu. Holy Monkeys. I’ve tried one sheng too and it seems like I am way more of a fan of shu (shou? Is there a difference? This is the level of knowledge I’m starting with). First, I followed this handy dandy guide written by Brenden of Whispering Pines and it worked for me really well.
www.lifethroughthepines.blogspot.com/2014/07/gongfu-style-for-medium-shu.html

I have to be honest, when I first smelled this tea I was very apprehensive. It does smell a little barnyard-y when you brew it, but kind of a pleasant barnyard smell that reminds me of horses. I was slightly taken aback by my first sip just because I had never tasted anything even remotely like it before. However, the more I sipped the more I adjusted and the more I liked it. To me this tea is just LEATHER in a major way, which happens to be one of my favorite scents. There’s also a somewhat mossy note in there. There’s a lightly sweet finish with the cooling effect of camphor. That sounds like a weird combination. It IS a weird combination, but I freaking like it. The later infusions became smoother and sweeter and I legitimately felt high….not that I’d know anything about that of course 0:-). It definitely gave me a heady, buzzed feeling. There was happiness and giggles (by myself, like a crazy person). It felt too fun to be legal haha

Flavors: Camphor, Leather, Moss, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
boychik

Yay! so happy you liked it! But you in trouble then. its highly addictive!

mj

Thanks boychik! I’m always in trouble haha

Terri HarpLady

I’m glad you enjoyed it! The buzz is always nice :)

TheTeaFairy

Enjoy. It’s totally legal…for now!

K S

Oh yeah, she’s hooked. Room for one more.

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