2013 Yunnan Sourcing Blue Snake Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh tea brick

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea Leaves
Flavors
Creamy, Floral, Sweet, Wet Wood, Wood, Earth, Rose, Camphor, Cream, Marshmallow, Metallic, Mushrooms
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Edit tea info Last updated by Kirkoneill1988
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 38 oz / 1114 ml

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  • “Picked up a brick of this from YS in my recent shou-stocking order. It is a good shou imo – I haven’t ever had any sort of Cha Tou tea before, so I’m not sure what/how much those are contributing...” Read full tasting note
  • “a yummy tea! :) tastes like strong roses too :) though when brewed it smells a tad bit fishy but for some reason has no fishy taste :) maybe it should be aged more thus why the fishy smell. still a...” Read full tasting note
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1/2 and 1/2 blend of small cha tou and grade 1,3,5,7 ripe pu-erh tea from spring 2013 Yong De area fermented material.

Nice balance between strong and pungent loose teas (grade 1,3,5 & 7) and mellow/floral small cha tou. The brewed tea has alot of complexity, pungent mouth-feel, sweet aroma and hint of rose taste.

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Picked up a brick of this from YS in my recent shou-stocking order. It is a good shou imo – I haven’t ever had any sort of Cha Tou tea before, so I’m not sure what/how much those are contributing to the blend here. The brick breaks apart easily compared to a lot of factory brick’s I’ve attempted to break up.

There is definitely still some fermentation flavor in the early steeps, though it is not fishy. Flavor is sweet and easily drinkable. This shou does have a nice floral note that I don’t find a lot in ripes – some have described it as rose. I can’t really pick apart different floral notes well enough to be able to say that. Longevity isn’t that great, but material seems mostly small with a few lil nuggets in there, so that’s not unexpected. Good tea for a pretty nice price too.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Sweet, Wet Wood, Wood

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

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a yummy tea! :) tastes like strong roses too :) though when brewed it smells a tad bit fishy but for some reason has no fishy taste :) maybe it should be aged more thus why the fishy smell. still a yummy tea. thank you to the staff at Yunnan sourcing and to Scott Wilson

Flavors: Earth, Rose

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML
Indigobloom

If it smells fishy, give it a “rinse” first. Use slightly cooler water than you would for brewing, and just dunk it for 5 or 10 seconds. I find it helps

Indigobloom

(also, dump the rinse and then brew like you normally would)

Kirkoneill1988

i do rinse it :P but i don’t mind the fishiness ;)

Indigobloom

in that case, enjoy! :)

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