Imperial Pure Bud Yunnan Black tea of Simao * Spring 2016

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Chocolate, Plums, Stonefruits, Fruity
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 14 oz / 414 ml

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  • “Yet another morning of getting up and walking directly over to this tea to steep as my morning brew. Has it been a week now already? As an aside, does anyone know why boys, around age 7 or 8,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “mmmmm husband took the dog out this morning for an adventure in the woods. While i’d love to go with them, i needed sleep more. So now i have the morning to myself to sit and drink some delicious...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “This is a favorite. For some reason yesterday in my travel mug, it tasted like Jack & Coke. And before someone asks, no, I have never had anything in the mug but tea. :) I felt like I was doing...” Read full tasting note
    89
  • “This is an interesting tea. It does not seem to have notes of malt or chocolate. The main note is fruity in nature, not sure what fruit, maybe plums or peaches. I did add sugar to this so that note...” Read full tasting note
    86

From Yunnan Sourcing

An incredible premium pure bud black tea. Made from the highest quality high altitude material from Ning’Er county of Simao. Only young bud sprouts are picked and then expertly processed into this delicate and textured Imperial grade black tea!

The tea’s aroma smells of fruit and sugarcane. Sweet in the mouth, with plenty of texture that fills the mouth with a comfortable feeling.

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Yet another morning of getting up and walking directly over to this tea to steep as my morning brew. Has it been a week now already?

As an aside, does anyone know why boys, around age 7 or 8, make sound game noises, like an ongoing repeated rhythmic grunt aloud? And why does it need to be at my bedroom?

This kid next door is driving me crazy. Get away from the adjoining wall, damn you.

Back to the tea—I had a bit leftover from yesterday in my travel mug, so I added that to the fresh steep to cool it enough to make it drinkable immediately. Nothing like fresh tea without having to wait the ten minutes to get started.

Oh tea, how I love you!

Bittersweet chocolate and the slightest bit of raspiness with the sweetness, almost smoke if you squint.

The question now is whether I am just going to keep going with this pouch until it is gone, or if I am going to have the will to let it go and move onto another tea to give that a try for a while.

I can’t imagine ever getting tired of this tea.

Kawaii433

Nice! It’s been on my wishlist for the next order. lol @the rhythmic grunt sounds. The neighbors who were beating on each other a couple of weeks ago were evicted so now I have a little peace until the next people move it o.O.

tea-sipper

That is VERY good to hear about your neighbors leaving, Kawaii. It must be far less worry for yourself after you had to call 911. Hopefully the lady can remove herself from that guy though.

Evol Ving Ness

Gah! I missed that episode, but good thing that they are gone. Sometimes it is hard to believe that the majority of people are normal, reasonable, and considerate when one has neighbours like these.

The trick with this tea which took me a while to discover is to use something closer to one and a half, almost two teaspoons, of leaf. The leaf is all bud, so it is fluffy with a lot of space. But once you reach that perfect balance, wow, perfection.

Nattie

Lmao, my boyfriend makes random grunt noises like that sometimes (sometimes accompanied by hitting the air so maybe he’s playing drums in his head?) and he’s nearly 28 XD

Evol Ving Ness

hahahaha! Maybe it never goes away then. Thanks for chiming in. Helpful.

Evol Ving Ness

Except for the never going away part. :)

Nattie

Yeah, sorry, there may be no end date XD

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mmmmm husband took the dog out this morning for an adventure in the woods. While i’d love to go with them, i needed sleep more. So now i have the morning to myself to sit and drink some delicious teas before crazy dog gets home and wants to play. Happy sunday…

Evol Ving Ness

Delighted that you are enjoying them, Sil. And also, absolutely shocked that you’ve managed to make them last a few days. :)

Fjellrev

Tea and sleeping in are the freaking best way to enjoy a Sunday! Exactly what I’m doing haha.

Evol Ving Ness

Especially on a daylight savings day.

Sil

We went and bought board games as well to play….so that’s fun

Evol Ving Ness

What kind did you get?

Sil

London second edition, viticulture essential edition and cave vs cave

Evol Ving Ness

Awesome! Enjoy!

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This is a favorite. For some reason yesterday in my travel mug, it tasted like Jack & Coke. And before someone asks, no, I have never had anything in the mug but tea. :) I felt like I was doing something illegal by drinking it while I was driving.

Fruit and sugarcane and that touch of fermentation that you get from… well, a decently made Jack and Coke. Or maybe I just need to get back to Vegas soon… :)

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This is an interesting tea. It does not seem to have notes of malt or chocolate. The main note is fruity in nature, not sure what fruit, maybe plums or peaches. I did add sugar to this so that note is intensified. There is no bitterness.

I steeped this one time in a Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 min.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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