2012 Spring Bulang Mini Cake

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Floral, Fruity, Green Wood, Honey, Medicinal, Olive Oil, Tobacco, Lemon, Limestone, Menthol, Nectar, Stonefruits, Sweet, Bitter, Citrusy, Lemongrass
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Caffeine
High
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 oz / 103 ml

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  • “This tea is strong and somewhat bitter. It was quite tasty though. It stayed bitter throughout the first four or five steeps and then a sweet note emerged. This is an excellent tea for the price....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Dry – Bittersweet richness but mostly juicy bittersweet and tart fruit notes and a dried fruit sweetness. Wet – Bitter, bittersweet greener notes, sweet fruity notes (crips), thickness, honey and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Wow! I havent had a sheng session in awhile and I just recently got this cake. I was very excited to get home from vacation, so I could brew some up. I’ve been waiting to try this companies...” Read full tasting note
    96
  • “The only thing I can thing while sipping this is : “BULANG HIT ME, HIT ME HARD!!!!” I love bitter tea, especially shengs… So I actually overbrew this one and it taste soo soo soo good!!! Used 6g of...” Read full tasting note

From White2Tea

This 100 gram mini cake is made from pure Spring material from Bulang. Strong and sweet, this cake is just starting to calm down from its early youth and settle in as a sweet, but powerful young Puer tea.

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8 Tasting Notes

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1757 tasting notes

This tea is strong and somewhat bitter. It was quite tasty though. It stayed bitter throughout the first four or five steeps and then a sweet note emerged. This is an excellent tea for the price. At $18.50 it’s not a big risk in a tea. I think it’s got a lot of potential. If only my pumidor wasn’t full. I will have to dry store this one and see what happens. I’m not really sure how to describe the sweet note that emerged. There was still a bitter aftertaste even with this sweet note.

I brewed this tea eight times in a 120ml gaiwan with 9.3g leaf and 190 degree water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 9 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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Dry – Bittersweet richness but mostly juicy bittersweet and tart fruit notes and a dried fruit sweetness.
Wet – Bitter, bittersweet greener notes, sweet fruity notes (crips), thickness, honey and floral notes with some bitter sweet richness.
Liquor – Golden to amber

First steeps are Bitter, fruity-floral and sort of woody up front that develop a slightly drying sensation combined with good thick/olive oil sensation. The liquor becomes smoother going down transitioning to a sweeter dried fruit and floral note that lingers.

Initial mid steeps are initially bitter tobbacco(green) into a bittersweet fruity and floral that transitions to the thicker/oily and sweeter notes. The drying sensation is more astringent now, but it is still smooth as it goes down. The huigan is fast, sweet, fruity and floral that lingers.

Later mid steeps are initially bitter tobacco(green) but it takes a more medicinal side of the spectrum. The notes then transition to a bittersweet medicinal, fruity and floral notes with some of that oily sensation. The huigan is sweet with plenty of fruity and floral notes.

Final steeps are very similar than before but you can detect the medicinal and floral notes starting to fade first. Even when more notes have faded in later steeps you still get a good huigan, but by the 10-11th steep it might be too weak to say is still there.

Final Notes
Very good! I was surprised because even though I’ve had other thick bulangs, this one is more of a YiWu type thickness that olive oil note and sensation to it; I’m more used to a creamy sensation or that thick sensations that borderlines numbing. The tea holds good but balanced bitterness and the huigan lingers in the mouth and slightly on the throat.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Green Wood, Honey, Medicinal, Olive Oil, Tobacco

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 g 4 OZ / 130 ML
Cwyn

Interesting descriptors here. I haven’t tried that tea, don’t own any, but people seem to like it

JC

It is pretty good. I wouldn’t say GREAT, but definitely enjoyable and easy to drink. I think that’s what I liked about it the most, it was just an easy sit down, Jian Shui pot and sip away. I like that it has that weird thickness. if it lasted the whole session it would be like a great Yiwu for me, with a little extra punch.

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Wow! I havent had a sheng session in awhile and I just recently got this cake. I was very excited to get home from vacation, so I could brew some up. I’ve been waiting to try this companies products because I hear wonderful things about them. This was a wonderful brew!

I “picked” out a generous chunk and plopped this colorful cake in my yixing. The cake consists of yellow, green and silver leafy matter. The cake evokes a lemon spring scent in my warmed yixing pot. I knew that this would be a treat. I poured my boiling spring water over to wash this cake and allow it to unfold. The aroma of southern tobacco fields and the chinese lemon highway mingled within my tea room. The liquor was a pale citrine. The initial sip was incredibly sharp. The bitter flavor is a lot like spicy food. A well spiced dish shouldn’t make your stomach hurt and cause injury; rather, it should give a pleasing burning sensation and evoke your senses. This tea does exactly this. The bitter flavor causes your tongue to drawback. You can feel a tingling upon your tongue and a smooth mouth feel. The silk menthol flows throughout your body. The qi is powerful and immediately uplifting. This flavor keeps consistent for about four steepings. Then, this brew becomes honey sweet. This sugared flavor, which lingers in the back of your throat, follows you throughout the tea ceremony. This brew became sweeter and sweeter with each steep. The liquor remained thick well into the double digits steepings. I thoroughly enjoyed this brew, and I’m very grateful to have more for a later day!

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Flavors: Lemon, Limestone, Menthol, Nectar, Stonefruits, Sweet, Tobacco

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
mrmopar

This is KBT and I am glad to have a few cakes thanks to one that split an order with me. I think this will get better and better with age on it.

Haveteawilltravel

KBT? I loved it and will defiantly be acquiring more.

mrmopar

KBT Kick Butt Tea. I even think Paul liked that nomer on it.

Haveteawilltravel

hahhahah Kick Butt Tea xP I might steal this acronym from ya ahah

mrmopar

Yeah no prob. Use it as you like just make sure it is KBT. :)

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The only thing I can thing while sipping this is :
BULANG HIT ME, HIT ME HARD!!!!”

I love bitter tea, especially shengs… So I actually overbrew this one and it taste soo soo soo good!!! Used 6g of leaves in a 95ml gaiwan, with nice and agitated brewing at rolling boil… give a thick, astringent, bitter tea… It’s delicious :) Leave a nice mought feel… Tea to be enjoyed SLOWLY, watching all the after-effect of that kind of powerful tea!!!

This tea is most definitvely on my to re-buy at some point :D
Cheers

Flavors: Bitter

Preparation
6 tsp 3 OZ / 95 ML

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Wowee, this tea is thick and a lot of flavor! The tea is tricking my tongue to think I’m sipping pudding rather than tea! At higher temperatures, you get mineral, tobacco and bitterness. I had to submit defeat and steep this at lower temperatures, around 190F. At that temperature and later infusions you get sweet, lemongrass citrus and a light stone fruit aftertaste. I got 12 infusions and probably could of gotten a few more.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/february-white2tea-club-bulang/

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Cwyn

Loved your post on the blog, but I always love reading it. Juicy tea photos!

Jiāng Luo

Literally just bought 5 cakes, this stuff is typical bulang and for the price it just became my daily drinker. Paul is a golden god

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Bulang buzzing

Wow this is exactly my type of tea. Thick mouth feel, amber honey infusion, quick bitter into slight sweetness, immediately body warming sensation, smell/taste that lasts after the session done, oily weight and viscousity that sloooowly slides down the sides of your tongue……. oh and the tea drunk that could wake the dead! I have come full circle, young bulangs are what I started drinking when I got into puer not liking them at first but the intrigued by their “ying-yang” qualities. By that reference I meant you don’t know sweet until you have tasted bitter, you don’t know thick chunky mouthfeel unless you can bare the astringency and you won’t ever build up a tolerance to enjoy your tea drunk until you have been abused by some good ol’ bulang enough times.

Short and simple yes yes yes. It is bitter it is astringent so be warned if you are into flowery sweet yiwu this is probably not for you.

Flavors: Bitter, Citrusy, Lemongrass

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

Sounds great! I love a punchy young sheng!

mrmopar

I like the "kick you in the mouth " teas.

boychik

I love this tea. I want to get me an extra since its mini. I’m sure I will finish it fast

TeaBrat

I like the kicky ones too, but if they literally make me nauseated, no thanks

Jiāng Luo

I think I have an iron stomach I have never tasted a tea that made me nauseous, puer usually keeps me “regular” just like coffee but never nauseous.

tea123

This could be the tea I’ve been waiting for :)

Jiāng Luo

It’s the bargain of the century in my mind, just like the repave it’s not super complex but what it does, it does right. Id prefer a cake to be great at one thing rather than say autumn tea that is just “ok” in multiple things. A typical bulang bitterness with outstanding thickness and almost jammy jello like texture. I regret not getting a tong for the first time in my life. Everyone’s taste is different though so just because I am in love with it I would still say buy one cake at first can’t really go wrong for under $20 and throw in some samples or some ripes in the order to justify the shipping.

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