Yong De Lao Cha Tou Ripe Pu-Erh Tea Nuggets

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Milk, Smooth, Graham Cracker, Red Wine, Rose
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 6 oz / 185 ml

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  • “Got a sample of this from a tea friend and drank it quite a while back. I didn’t note it with too much detail, but I still remember the session with it. Steeped up incredibly smooth with a red wash...” Read full tasting note
  • “Pu’erh TTB 2015 Tea #17 After trying four different LaoCha teas, I am able to declare that this is weak. I thought I could get a dark liquid from this with some strong notes, but I was unable to do...” Read full tasting note
  • “This smells like graham crackers and milk. It tastes sweet and silky, but it doesn’t have the earthy flavor that most ripe pu-erh has. It’s interesting but it’s a little bland for my taste. This...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m a fan of lao cha tou teas for the most part, but not this one. It has a very unique taste of rose buds and red wine that I wasn’t all that into. Not to say you won’t like it, but it was not...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

Cha Tou is a kind of tea nugget that forms naturally from the pressures of compression and heat that occurs during the fermentation process. Typically during fermentation process to make ripe pu-erh there is a pile of tea about 1 meter high. It is kept wet to allow the fermentation process and the pile is turned every few days to allow for an even degree of fermentation, moving the tea from the bottom of the pile (where it is hotter and wetter) to the top of the pile where it is cooler and drier. The “cha tou” are the leaves that ball up and get stuck together. The best cha tou are ones that have not been over-fermented and are smaller in size.

The tea was fermented in 2012 at the Yong De Zi Yu Tea Factory in Yong De county of Lincang. It is creamy and smooth with natural rose taste! It has already having lost most of its post-fermentation funk it’s tea liquor is a clear and deep red-wine color. It can easily be infused more than 25 times!!!

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356 tasting notes

Got a sample of this from a tea friend and drank it quite a while back. I didn’t note it with too much detail, but I still remember the session with it. Steeped up incredibly smooth with a red wash and a nice, dark color in the first proper steep. The taste wasn’t too assertive, but what I got was mostly milky notes. It’s the only cha tou I’ve had, but definitely would look into trying more.

Flavors: Milk, Smooth

Preparation
4 g

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Pu’erh TTB 2015 Tea #17

After trying four different LaoCha teas, I am able to declare that this is weak. I thought I could get a dark liquid from this with some strong notes, but I was unable to do so. Sometimes there are products to look so similar to another but are worlds apart in regards to taste. This is based off of two different session though since I had enough of it to do so; I did only drink 5 steeps of each though because it wasn’t very enjoyable.

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This smells like graham crackers and milk. It tastes sweet and silky, but it doesn’t have the earthy flavor that most ripe pu-erh has. It’s interesting but it’s a little bland for my taste. This might be a good starter pu-erh.

Flavors: Graham Cracker, Milk

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I’m a fan of lao cha tou teas for the most part, but not this one. It has a very unique taste of rose buds and red wine that I wasn’t all that into. Not to say you won’t like it, but it was not for me. This tea was still relatively young so I’ll keep it for a few years and see if it improves but I wasn’t all that impressed.

Flavors: Red Wine, Rose

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 6 OZ / 185 ML

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