2017 Year of the Rooster

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Asparagus, Bitter, Broth, Butter, Creamy, Earth, Grass, Green Beans, Herbs, Honey, Pepper, Pleasantly Sour, Smooth, Spinach, Umami, Vegetal, Wet Rocks, Hay, Medicinal
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 oz / 90 ml

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  • “Year of the Rooster is a fairly standard sheng, but a very good one at that. The aromas and flavours are strong and it is quite energizing too. The leaves smell vegetal and peppery when dry and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Overall, Year of the Rooster was a good send-off to White2Tea’s 2017 Fall production line, and left a good impression as far as energy goes. I would recommend this tea to those who love strong...” Read full tasting note
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Our Year of the Rooster blend is a strong and forthright raw Puer. Menghai area character with a solid huigan [returning sweetness in the mouth] and layered fragrance.
Drink now if you favor bold raw Puer or age for a few years to round off the edges of this tea.
Each cake is 200 grams.

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Year of the Rooster is a fairly standard sheng, but a very good one at that. The aromas and flavours are strong and it is quite energizing too. The leaves smell vegetal and peppery when dry and display some spinach, green beans and mineral fragrance once wet. The taste is quite bitter from the get go and it has a kind of sourness I would normally associate with yancha. It is vegetal, grassy, herbal and savoury with a touch of umami. In the late steeps, it becomes sweeter with a honey note. Aftertaste shows some additional notes of butter and asparagus. In terms of the mouthfeel, this tea shines too. It has a creamy, smooth and brothy texture, and the astringency is very light, at least in the initial infusions.

I liked it enough to get a cake, so I will be watching its progression. As Paul mentions, it is a bold pu’er, and I am excited to see how it will change over time.

Flavors: Asparagus, Bitter, Broth, Butter, Creamy, Earth, Grass, Green Beans, Herbs, Honey, Pepper, Pleasantly Sour, Smooth, Spinach, Umami, Vegetal, Wet Rocks

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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Overall, Year of the Rooster was a good send-off to White2Tea’s 2017 Fall production line, and left a good impression as far as energy goes. I would recommend this tea to those who love strong characteristics of being thick and savory.

You can read my full review here…

https://www.theoolongdrunk.com/single-post/2018/04/18/2017-Year-of-the-Rooster-by-White2Tea

Flavors: Broth, Hay, Medicinal

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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