2015 "72 Hours" Raw

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Candy, Cotton Candy, Cut grass, Grass, Olive Oil, Sugar, Floral, Summer, Sweet, Astringent, Hay, Tobacco, Zucchini, Creamy, Eucalyptus, Honeysuckle, Rainforest
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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 oz / 104 ml

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  • “Unlike a lot of the teas I go for, this tea is by no means assertive or flashy. It is, however, thick, durable, and a pretty consistent qi bomb. The flavor is tough to pin down; maybe a hair...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Wow! This has to be one of White2Tea’s most incredible sheng puer’s to date. I’ve had this tea since September, and only sipped on it a few times. The last time I sipped on it, it released to much...” Read full tasting note
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  • “https://www.instagram.com/p/BKfx6DhgrOr/ Last years best blend they say… blend or not, I will still take some TAF : ) This had a good three steeps to get through the astringency, but the mouth...” Read full tasting note
  • “Definitely enjoyable but I think I’m still too much of a n00b to fully grasp a tea like this. I felt the same way about Bosch, its undoubtedly good but I don’t see why its great. It’s not mind...” Read full tasting note

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Our highest quality and most complex blend from 2015. A tea worthy of aging, but a joy to drink for lovers of young raw Puer tea. The 72Hours blend is intensely sweet and has a variety of engaging characteristics. We recommend this as a tea for special occasions or focused brewing.

The material in this blend crosses many regions and mountains, but all of the material used is of excellent quality. We have been studying this blend of material for several years and after short term aging (~5 years) the soup becomes increasingly viscous and sweet, with an intense body fee

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Unlike a lot of the teas I go for, this tea is by no means assertive or flashy. It is, however, thick, durable, and a pretty consistent qi bomb. The flavor is tough to pin down; maybe a hair alkaline, but mostly juicy, sweet, and without a hint of bitterness. It can be finicky, though; if you steep it aggressively, it’ll get really astringent really fast. So long as you can keep that in check, you’ll be rewarded with an excellent, long session that’s all but guaranteed to leave you in a state of blissed-out relaxation. I’ve seriously brewed this tea to calm my wife down from a panic attack before.

I’ve owned two cakes of this for a while, but it’s taken me some time to get around to reviewing it. This is up there with Last Thoughts and Treachery of Storytelling for me, and I’m very fortunate to have it in my collection.

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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Wow!

This has to be one of White2Tea’s most incredible sheng puer’s to date. I’ve had this tea since September, and only sipped on it a few times. The last time I sipped on it, it released to much tension in my body that it made me cry. This tea is beautifully complex, and makes you feel amazing when drinking it. Not only that, it taste like cotton candy! This is a perfect example of what a blended sheng puer should taste like.

I wrote more about it here…

http://www.theoolongdrunk.com/single-post/2017/03/24/Tears-of-Joy-at-The-Art-of-White2Tea-72-Hours

Flavors: Candy, Cotton Candy, Cut grass, Grass, Olive Oil, Sugar

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec
mrmopar

Into the mystic.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BKfx6DhgrOr/

Last years best blend they say… blend or not, I will still take some TAF : )
This had a good three steeps to get through the astringency, but the mouth feel and thickness of the tea lasted a good 12 steeps which is all I was able to get out of it because tea hasn’t been that great of a thing for me lately.
Drank this tea down and finished packing 34 sets : )
Sent all of those out and have been receiving paragraphs from people as they try to figure out their taste and where/how to buy pu’erh.

Considering that I am going to hit 200 beginner packages this year… this community has put power behind me to jumpstart a whole new customer basis for many vendors come 2017, just watch, together we have been doing something big for the online tea community :)

Wish this tea had the feels that TAF had though, it was easily one to sip and work with…. didn’t NAKA me out or make me turn upsidedown like a LBZ

aardvarkcheeselog

I bought a sample of this and haven’t even tasted it, because I never have the hour and a half I think it will take for “focused brewing.”

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Definitely enjoyable but I think I’m still too much of a n00b to fully grasp a tea like this. I felt the same way about Bosch, its undoubtedly good but I don’t see why its great. It’s not mind blowing in the way Tuhao was for me. Im not saying one tea is better then the next, I’m just saying if they are, Im too much of a n00b to understand why.

jschergen

To be honest. I have a hard time with this one as well. I’ve had it about four different times, but I can heavily relate to your take.

The Bosch and LT on the other hand are very much enjoyed.

aLabGunsabston

Last Thoughts is heaven, no doubt about it. I think I enjoyed Bosch more then 72 Hours. But I’m glad it’s not just me! Although my perceived ability to judge tea is still definitely humbled.

Cwyn

I love this tea, but it is apparently at its best in five years. It is a fast maturing one, supposed to get sweet and thick.

aLabGunsabston

Awesome. I’m going to save the rest for at least another year. Sweetness and viscosity is probably my favorite quality in gushu.

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After tasting most of W2T’s 2015 spring harvest I wasn’t expecting too big a surprise with this tea. It takes it right up to the line but never crosses it. This is the first sheng to make me sweat and it did so on the third infusion. Really nicely balanced. I feel like I could lift a truck over my head after drinking this.

Flavors: Astringent, Hay, Sweet, Tobacco, Zucchini

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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503 tasting notes

I am so happy that I am the first to review this.

This is a prime example of what Sheng should be like. The dry leaf is gorgoeus. This cake is an array of loosely compressed autumn colored maocha. The bing carries an almost medicinal scent. I can pickup a slight eucalyptus scent mixed with an underlining sweetness. I broke off a chunk and placed in my warmed yixing. The scent was unusual. I’ve never smelled something so lively. It was like escaping to a jungle. The scent was thick, hot, and humid. I could smell the vines growing rampant around me. I washed these leaves once and began possibly one of my best gongfu sessions. The steeped leaves changed dramatically. These oily olive colored leaves carried the scent of an old Victorian home with a slight peppery aroma. The liquor was a pale gold and shone bright. It looked like translucent white gold. The taste was spectacular. I’ve never tasted something so silky and sweet. I was drowning in huigan. This brew gives a thick, and I mean THICK, mouth coating. The flavor was like watercress, silk, cream, and sugarcane. There was absolutely no bitterness or astringency. I found out that you can’t make this tea bitter. I used boiling water and steeped for a little bit of time, and the brew only grew sweeter. This was well rounded and the taste lasted well after steeping. The qi was incredible. My body completely soothed and my spirits became uplifted. This tea gave an all encompassing comfort to my body. I took my time with this session. Eventually, I had to go to work. I left my table until afterwards. I came back several hours later and resumed brewing. The liquor was still powerful and just as sweet. I honestly don’t know how many steeps I got out of this. This is by far my favorite sheng. This is a delicious brew, and I can only imagine how it will be aged.

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Flavors: Creamy, Eucalyptus, Honeysuckle, Rainforest, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
mrmopar

I have some of this on the way. Secret, Rocket Yiwu soft for 3 steeps and then gets brash a bit on you. I have the Colbert one coming as well.

Haveteawilltravel

I just placed another order. I have yet to get to the Yiwi, so thats for the tip, hahah. I have the rest of the spring collection on its way. That moving sale got me. I love me free tea…

mrmopar

Agreed, I bought the tasting set for my son. I am trying to ease him into it as well.

Haveteawilltravel

Yes! I’m getting my friend one for his birthday. That free shipping is awesome xD

jschergen

Haha. I was going to get the tasting set for my dad! Sounds like we all have the same ideas.

Excited to try this tea. Thanks for the review!

Haveteawilltravel

We are all trying to convert people xD

mrmopar

Not trying , WE WILL convert people!

Cwyn

TwoDog told me he has tasted this tea aged each year from 1-5 and it gets sweeter each year.

eyitsrichard

I really enjoyed this one too. I have enough for a few more sessions. Strongly considering the purchase of a cake though.. all this damn good young tea is killing my wallet ><

Haveteawilltravel

I would definitely recommend buying a cake for aging. This is was a fantastic session.

looseTman

Haveteawilltravel, Excellent review! Free shipping?

Haveteawilltravel

I bought the Basics Set to get free shipping. Its well worth the purchase. I’ve been using it as my excuse to buy more tea, hahah.

Grill

Didn’t want to like it cause white2tea already has too much of my money….. Loved it, only the last thoughts was better imo (of the 2015 cakes) which makes sense if go by pricing. I think the next step is to just direct deposit my pay checks into White2tea’s bank account in exchange for tea. Like a scaled up monthly club for pu junkies.

Cwyn

Lol Grill. I have a certain amount of mental illness going with w2t puerh, the house label teas.

Grill

Same here. Once he starts getting my checks I’m going to have a stent put in my arm and just mainline it. I can brew up a big IV bag and get a steady dose all day. Just keep spamming the drip button till the nurse tells me that I’ve hit the max

Haveteawilltravel

This made me laugh really hard, yet I relate so well xD

Haveteawilltravel

as a side note, I did enjoy last thoughts (2015) much more than this; although, this is still an excellent brew.

Grill

Last thoughts is pretty much the tip of the iceberg for western tea drinkers, you aren’t going to find better or even equal so easy. You’d have to visit china AND meet the right people to possibly have something better. Pretty sure Paul worked his booty off to acquire such good maocha the last couple years.

Grill

And yes the 72 hours is a really excellent tea. The session I had with it the other nights was one of my favorites to date. Liked it more than both the bosch and tuhao. Under the Last Thoughts but closer to that tea in the spectrum of 2015 then it is the other 2 cakes imo of course, or even better to my personal tastes. Need another session or two but I’m pretty settled on getting a cake of 72 hours. If the next round is as good or better then I’d go as far to say that I’d rather have 2 or 3 cakes of that rather than the tuhao and bosch but then again variety is always nice.

Haveteawilltravel

Paul also stated that 72 Hours ages excellent. The cake becomes even sweeter, and it ages rather quickly (1-5yrs) with a noticeable difference.

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