2000 Yi Wu "Huang Pian" Matured Leaves Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Brown Sugar, Honey, Pine, Resin, Sweet, Vegetable Broth, Fig, Flowers, Grass, Herbs, Raisins, Smoke, Spices
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Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 4 oz / 113 ml

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  • “This tea is just 5 years younger than I. And as I have birthday today, I decided to make oldest tea I have in my stash. Maybe I have some forgotten tea bag somewhere in collection which is older,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Spring has been late to start this year. This morning the temperature clocked in at a measly 8°C, but at least the trees are in full bloom and tiny baby leaves have started popping out. The...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

This cake is an excellent example of how an aged “Huang Pian” (黄片 matured leaf) raw pu-erh tea cake can taste so good. Picked from 2000 Spring matured leaves from Yi Wu area tea trees and then pressed and stored in Kunming for 17 years!

This tea brews up an active and bright (both in color and taste) tea soup with a kind of of spicy herbal sweetness. No astringency or bitterness, just ultra smooth sweet honey goodness!

This is unlike any other tea you have ever had, and at the same time its delicious and enjoyable!

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This tea is just 5 years younger than I. And as I have birthday today, I decided to make oldest tea I have in my stash. Maybe I have some forgotten tea bag somewhere in collection which is older, but bleh, I do not want to try to find it and drink it. Rather old cake. Tea cake.

I received this one from Donatzsky again, so thank you!

About 15 seconds rinse, preheated gaiwan as well the cup.
1st steep is as well 15 seconds long. I noticed whole leaves in that compressed chunk I have in gaiwan. It weights 4.5 grams, which – let´s see if enough, too much or not enough for 85 ml gaiwan.
Wet leaf aroma is bit fig, bit piney (or rather resinous). Fruity.
In taste it is mellow, but the taste is nothing distinctive. Maybe as I am drinking it rather cold?

Second steep. 30 seconds long. Pour green, clear liquor. It is more resinous in aroma as well in taste. But it is still so mellow. Bit honey.

Third steep, as well 30s.
Still mellow, still resinous and honey and mellow in taste. Some sweetness I am not able to recognize. Maybe like a candi sugar?

4th, 30 seconds once more.
Now it is not enough, it is bit watery.

5th 45 seconds
It is such a strange, chunk is still compressed, leaves do not separate itself, so I helped them a bit (let’s see if it will change something in next steeps)

This steep though, is again resinous.

6th, for a minute.
It became bit like a vegetable broth.

7th 1minute15seconds
Similar to previous one. I like that it is still very smooth, even it is more vegetal and less resinous.

8th 90 seconds
Who knows? My thermos is empty now. So last one.

Okay, it is bit vegetable, but little fruitiness takes place too (again). As well the resin. And of course bit of everything is there.

And as a festival of classical music about 10 km away from my hometown called “Smetana’s Litomyšl” let me post song pairing (made by Bedřich Smetana, who was born there): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI8iTETiSqU

Actually the song pairs the tea quite well.

And overall? Certainly a nice tea. First half I enjoyed more, resinous taste is pretty interesting and I liked refreshing taste of it. Okay, not really refreshing, but the lightness of it. Nothing “heavy” in taste.
Second half became vegetal, which was not a bad thing too. Heavier in taste, but still easydrinking and smooth.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Honey, Pine, Resin, Sweet, Vegetable Broth

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

Happy Birthday Martin!

gmathis

Birthday wishes from me as well! Hope your day was lovely.

ashmanra

I loooooooove Die Moldau by Smetana! Bought an album, yes vinyl album, when I was in college. Great song for your birthday, Martin, and I pray this will be a happy day and a joyful year for you!

Kawaii433

Happy birthday, Martin! :D

Martin Bednář

Thank you everybody for wishes. Unfortunately that day was bit strange. I was relooking back that year, looking for ups and downs…
It was strange day

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Spring has been late to start this year. This morning the temperature clocked in at a measly 8°C, but at least the trees are in full bloom and tiny baby leaves have started popping out. The perfect scenery for a day off work with a good long tea session if you ask me.

Since this tea has been sitting around since the turn of the millennium I gave it a decent wash. Happily, a concentrated honeyed raisin and fig aroma filled the air around me without even having to get my nose close to the teapot!

The first pot produced a lovely deep orange and caramel colour liquor, although it wasn’t as pungent as the wet leaves. The taste gave me a really good idea of the flavours to come in additional brews though. The fig and raisin becomes accompanied by a slight medicinal or herbal flavour (perhaps like ginseng extract), a very subtle smokey grass note, and a lovely pop of black peppercorn or nasturtium flower/spice on the sides of the tongue. It’s also just incredibly smooth. No astringency, thick mouth-feel, and a powerful wash of Qi over the whole body. By the end of the third pot I was definitely giddy and tea drunk.

Overall this has shot to the top of my list of favourite pu-erhs. Absolutely phenomenal, I could drink this all day every day. If you have never tried this tea do yourself a favour and at the very least grab a sample. It’s a brilliant example of how rich an aged sheng can be. You can really taste the love and passion that went into this.

Flavors: Fig, Flowers, Grass, Herbs, Honey, Raisins, Smoke, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
Togo

oh, I have been meaning to try this one, but now I am really curious :)

So Keta

This is the first time I’ve ever scored a tea with 100, it’s that good! If you like sweet and spicy profiles I think it will be hard not to like :P

HaChaChaCha

I got this one in just the other day. Looking forward to trying it after it settles awhile. Cake was much thinner than I was expecting. It’s like a giant disc.

So Keta

Amazing, I will be buying a cake next time I order. I’m actually drinking the last of my sample as I type :) What do you think of it?

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