As I was too tired to break a cake I decided to have some mini tuo cha. This mini tuo cha from Streetshop88 is relatively good but not incredible. I only gave it five steeps so I admit I didn’t get the full effect of it. It was slightly bitter in the first steep. This bitterness took a couple of steeps to go away. While it did develop some sweetness, it never developed the abiding sweetness we all like in ripe tea. Maybe if I had given it eight steeps but I was brewing a lot of tea in a 250ml tea mug. There was not much fermentation flavor to this tea, it had aged a fair bit. The taste was not completely gone but nearly so. In any case there was none of the fermentation nastiness often associated with ripe tea. I think they were truthful about the age of the tea. This tea would qualify as a good daily drinker I suppose. I was just feeling too tired and lazy today to break a cake anyway.

I steeped this five times in a 250ml tea mug with two mini tuo cha about 11g and boiling water. I gave it a long 20 second rinse to break up the cakes and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, and 15 sec.

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 11 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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I am Allan. I live and work in Long Island, New York. I have been amassing a tea collection for nearly two years and have spent way too much money. I now try to buy mostly Puerh as I like it most and it lasts nearly forever. Black tea has a habit of going bad. If anyone is interested in tea swaps I am open to ideas and have quite a cupboard.


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