2003 Xinghai "Wild Elephant Valley" Aged Ripe Puerh Tea Cake

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74 / 100

Calculated from 5 Ratings
Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Pu Erh Tea
Cacao, Dark Bittersweet, Leather, Fishy, Musty, Chocolate, Oak wood, Oats, Spicy, Stonefruits, Wet Earth, Earth, Fruity, Mud, Plums, Bitter, Dates, Sweet
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Typical Preparation
Use 4 oz / 108 ml of water
Set water temperature to Boiling
Use 7 g of tea
Steep for 0 min, 15 sec
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“This tea has grown on me. Still has that fishy, musty flavour in the first couple of steepings but when I really push it in the fourth infusion it opens up into this lovely, mellow, comforting old...” Read full tasting note
“No review, just a brief note to myself that I found this to be a clean (maybe a vague mushroom quality without a first rinse, but no fishiness, or other off notes from the fermentation), mellow,...” Read full tasting note
“2/10/16 Update: Brewed in my larger gaiwan this time with about 7grams of tea. After drinking the tea and then reading my first review I have to say this tea hasn’t really changed, It’s nice and...” Read full tasting note
“Deleted my review by mistake. doh. So i’ll do the short one: Was very smooth, no fish or funk, but still, ripe & aged pu just tastes to me like mud with a bit of chocolate. Its nice mud &...” Read full tasting note


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