2016 Trap Bird

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Pu-erh Tea
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Bitter, Raisins, Wood, Dark Bittersweet, Earth, Smoke, Sweet, warm grass, Sweet
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 oz / 101 ml

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Trap Bird was pressed in 2016.
A fragrance forward tea with a heavy amount of buds and small leaves. The intense aromas of the tea are bolstered by a base of softer medium sized leaf to keep the tea engaging late in the session. Great for everyday ripe Puer on the lighter side.

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1261 tasting notes

Trap Bird is a good aroma focus shou, daily drinkery, and resteeps well. I had mine air out awhile, then forgotten in a shou pumidor. It smells really funky when I got it last year, and it still has some slight funk in the early infusions.

I got notes of wood, butterscotch and whiskey, though flavor wise is on the light moderate side – most of the flavor is the in smell as you drink it. A good shou if you love aroma.

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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 g 0 OZ / 13 ML

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446 tasting notes

Had a sample of this one from last Black Friday order. I found it to be a pretty nice shou. It steeps out a little bit quicker than some that I drink, but not as quickly as, say, a gongting shou blend. I did get a slight bitterness when I pushed it, but only slightly greater than most other ripes I’ve tried. In the early steeps, I sometimes picked up a bit of a raisin flavor. For the most part, this one was the sort of woody flavor you might expect from shou. Less sweet, more robust. A good shou, but I don’t think I’ll be caking it.

Flavors: Bitter, Raisins, Wood

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

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A funky earthy smell with a touch of brown sugar. Mellow, balanced taste with hints of coffee and wood. A lot of sweetness by the fourth brew.

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The W2T description for this tea is right on, my sample held no surprises.

If I pushed the steep a slight bitterness crept in, otherwise it was fairly sweet.

The tea soup is dark but clean and left a nice cocoa taste, I think it is a good buy.

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1750 tasting notes

This is a very nice ripe but not quite spectacular. It is very good though. It started out with basically no bitterness and a lot of fermentation taste. The fermentation was done right on this one and it didn’t taste unpleasant or fishy. There was also a sweet note from the beginning. While this sweet note evolved overtime I really failed to pin them down. It did not seem chocolaty to me but was very dark in the early infusions. In fact it was still so dark in the tenth infusion that it looked like black coffee. While this tea probably won’t win any awards with what is out there it is a good solid tea that is basically lacking in negative notes overall. An excellent daily drinker if there ever was one. While I will not likely buy more of this I did really enjoy it. It was good.

I steeped this twelve times in a 160ml Solid Silver teapot with 13.6g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 min. Judging by the color of the tea in the twelfth steep I’d say I could get another four steeps out of this tea. But twelve steeps from a 160ml teapot is a lot of tea.

Flavors: Bitter, Sweet

Boiling 13 g 5 OZ / 160 ML

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