2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Tofu Village Rooster" Mini Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea Leaves
Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Green Bell Peppers, Pepper, Plant Stems, Vegetal, Broth, Grass, Medicinal, Moss, Sweet
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 oz / 83 ml

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  • “This tea doesn’t have a strong aroma, but the taste is pungent. It is a mostly vegetal one with a strong bitterness and astringency. The flavours stay in the mouth and the throat for a long time,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Bought this mini cake with my first order of young sheng samples several months ago so that I would have a daily drinker and also a tea that I could drink without having to study or pay close...” Read full tasting note
  • “One thing I liked about this tea was how clean and clear the material was. Another aspect I like about this tea is its surprisingly thick texture — especially considering this tea’s price point....” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

This is a pressing of Tofu Village raw pu-erh tea from Autumn 2017. Tofu Village is near Da Hu Sai in Mengku. The tea was harvested from 20-30 year old plantation bushes that grow naturally (without use of pesticides).

An inexpensive but potent little tea cake that would make a great daily drinker, ager, or gift for a friend or colleague.

October 2017 Harvest

Tofu Village in Mengku (Lincang prefecture of Yunnan)

100 Grams per cake, 7 cakes per tong.

This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 191 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 191 pesticide residues.

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This tea doesn’t have a strong aroma, but the taste is pungent. It is a mostly vegetal one with a strong bitterness and astringency. The flavours stay in the mouth and the throat for a long time, which is nice. Body is very good too and the mouthfeel is only a little chalky.

It’s not a tea I would drink for its complexity and therefore might not be best for a focused session. However, if you want a young sheng for casual drinking on a tight budget, it’s a perfect choice with its strong and clean flavours. I imagine it will turn out great for the long term too – the flavour remains strong even in the late infusions, which are however dominated by a strong astringency at the moment.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Green Bell Peppers, Pepper, Plant Stems, Vegetal

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Bought this mini cake with my first order of young sheng samples several months ago so that I would have a daily drinker and also a tea that I could drink without having to study or pay close attention to. Suprisingly enough, for a young plantation bush pu’er, it is very enjoyable. It may not have everything going for it but there is absolutely nothing wrong or off about it. It has never failed to deliver an easy going enjoyable session. It is great for letting go and turning off when I may be taking myself or my tea drinking too seriously. When expectations are minimized it opens up a lot of space for enjoyment and gratitude.

“The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences” -Zen 3rd Patriarch

mrmopar

This was my first tong purchase. I got a stack to store and age.

jamin

Nice. Never bought a tong but when I do it will probably be this tea.

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One thing I liked about this tea was how clean and clear the material was. Another aspect I like about this tea is its surprisingly thick texture — especially considering this tea’s price point. Although I didn’t get a lot of qi (energy) from drinking this tea, it proved to be a relaxing session nonetheless. This tea proves to be a fun, yet accessable daily drinker. It’s something that I’ll look foward to having again in the near future.

You can read my full review here…

https://www.theoolongdrunk.com/single-post/2018/05/24/2017-Tofu-Village-Mini-Cock-Autunm-Sheng-Puer-by-Yunnan-Sorcung

Flavors: Broth, Grass, Medicinal, Moss, Sweet

Preparation
4 g 2 OZ / 65 ML
mrmopar

Glad you liked this one. I tonged this one.

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