This is a very nice ripe from Puerhshop. While it doesn’t qualify as spectacular it was quite tasty. I brewed this in a big teapot for an excuse to photograph the teapot both for Instagram and to make prints of. I am using a professional color printer to make enlargements of up to 13 × 19 in size and some of them are amazing. Of course I am shooting with a real camera and not a phone. Phones may have more megapixels today but they can never match the image processing engine of a good DSLR.

I wasn’t paying close attention to the notes on this one so I won’t speculate much. It did develop a bit of a fruity flavor in later steeps but I didn’t pick up oon any chocolate notes even though they could have been there. Overall it was quite good and I drank a lot of it. Nine steeps with a 250ml teapot is enough tea for me for the day.

I steeped this nine times in a 250ml teapot with boiling water and 16.8g leaf. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, and 45 sec.

Boiling 16 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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