2000 YI WU SHAN AGED RAW PU-ERH TEA BRICK

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Astringent, Forest Floor, Sweet, Wet Earth, Almond, Coffee, Leather, Molasses, Wet Rocks
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Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 3 oz / 101 ml

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  • “On the binary scale of “would buy or would not buy” this gets a 1. I like it. I’m into wet-stored Pu-erh. old, dank, wet earth, wet towels, etc. It has a good wee bit of astringency, a little...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Not excactly my cup of pu! This is a personal preference – because it seems I am not that much into wet stored or more humid stored Pu’s – The wet atmosphere isn’t as strong as some others...” Read full tasting note
    60
  • “If you have no problem with a little bit of wet storage aroma, and like a clean & tasty aged tea, this could be it. What this tea does not have, and probably that`s why it is still kind of...” Read full tasting note
    79
  • “Woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I figured I might as well have some tea. I won’t have time for any caffeinated tea after work so now is the time. This was a nice raw with a little...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

Guangdong stored raw pu-erh brick from Spring 2000 Yi Wu tea leaves. The brick is medium to tight compression which has preserved the character of this despite it wettish storage. Early infusions have a slight floral and damp wet storage taste, but this quickly dissipates as the tea leaves loosen and de-compress (after 3 or 4 infusions). After these initial few infusions the tea become thick, ruddy and complex. There is camphor, spice and mushroom broth present and is stable but subtly changing for 7 to 8 additional infusions. By infusion 11 or 12 the tea settles into an amiable still thick and sweet experience that will go several more rounds.

This brick’s original wrappers were torn badly and have been removed, and as such this will come in generic white cake paper. There was once a small red ribbon in each of the bricks but was removed by tea factory right after pressing because the customer didn’t ask for the red ribbon. On most of the bricks this is barely noticeable.

This is a truly aged raw pu-erh. It’s really very enjoyable and unique tea that goes many rounds.

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6 Tasting Notes

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9 tasting notes

On the binary scale of “would buy or would not buy” this gets a 1. I like it.

I’m into wet-stored Pu-erh. old, dank, wet earth, wet towels, etc. It has a good wee bit of astringency, a little sweetness, but no complexity, thickness, or qi. in later steeps it has a nice subtle creamyness in the back of the throat.

This is the first tea I’m trying from my Guangdong storage sampler from YS. I haven’t yet cracked into the kunming storage sampler yet – it’ll be an interesting comparison. I’ll come back to this later when I’ve tried some other teas.

Flavors: Astringent, Forest Floor, Sweet, Wet Earth

Preparation
0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 85 ML

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72 tasting notes

Not excactly my cup of pu!

This is a personal preference – because it seems I am not that much into wet stored or more humid stored Pu’s – The wet atmosphere isn’t as strong as some others especially from Hongkong tend to be but it is definitely a constant aspect. After 7 steeping I wasn’t in the mood anymore to wait any longer for a change in taste to come. So maybe there

is a change within the steepings after the 10th or so but for me the basement bit moldy structure was not exactly my cup of tea. I am sure there are many lovers for exactly this kind of a profile but for others it is good to know what they get. Definitely not a bad aged Sheng but just for the ones who really like the wet-ish storage! Next time I should read the information a bit more carefully because I totally missed the “wet” part :D

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If you have no problem with a little bit of wet storage aroma, and like a clean & tasty aged tea, this could be it. What this tea does not have, and probably that`s why it is still kind of very affordable for a 16 years old Yiwu: no high tones of dried fruits or in any way very complex aroma nuances and not a very good mouthfeel (it is rather thin).
But I would definitely not call this tea boring or flat, or not complex at all… it is just what it is, good aged well tasting tea, without aroma explosions or any super-special sensation.

Flavors: Almond, Coffee, Leather, Molasses, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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1758 tasting notes

Woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I figured I might as well have some tea. I won’t have time for any caffeinated tea after work so now is the time. This was a nice raw with a little bit of wet storage taste that I noticed in steep one. Didn’t notice it i steep two or three but found a little in four. There was a nice flavor to this tea. I want to use the word honey, yet I know that is inaccurate as it was not at all that sweet. This tea was fairly astringent. I noticed astringency through all ten steeps. There were also some mild notes of leather and tobacco but not noticeable. Overall this was a nice tea but it had it’s downside to it. As to qi I am really not feeling it.

I steeped this tea ten times in a 120ml gaiwan with 8.4g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. For those who like the flavors in aged sheng this is probably a good pick. I recommend it with reservations.

Preparation
Boiling 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
kieblera5

Agreed. This one is very lacking in qi.

Kirkoneill1988

What does wet storage taste like?

AllanK

Wet storage taste must be experienced to be understood. It is often called wet wood. This is as close a description as I know. Buy something wet stored and see is my only suggestion. Some people like it, I really don’t.

Kirkoneill1988

is that liu bao you sent me wet stored?

AllanK

I really don’t remember.

Kirkoneill1988

Hmm, I’ll have to try one someday.

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56 tasting notes

Didn’t drink it today: I used up the last session of my sample maybe a month ago. Decent strong aged tea with humid taste throughout, no camphor taste for me.

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