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drank 2014 Last Thoughts by White2Tea
90 tasting notes

This tea is an appropriate cake for me. In fact, I am using it for my life narrative. Or, end of life narrative, as it were. I decided to start writing some of my thoughts in a tea blog called “Death By Tea.” The address is on my profile————>

I wanted to be able to post photos and this is a worthy cake. Dramatic? Yes. But I have my reasons.

Of course I will continue to post reviews on Steepster, usually with different content. And I really need the cupboard here and the good tea drunks who know my stash and I know theirs. :P

I haven’t steeped out this tea yet, people. I tried. This is the most highly caffeinated puerh I have yet brewed. 8 grams in my 130 ml gaiwan and they are now busting out the top past 15 steeps. I’ve tried over brewing it, thick and bitter, as well as quick, soft steeps. An old lady like me half gone but not ready to quit yet she is barely a few months old. Baby soft.

Lots of buds and leaves of many sizes. Yellow soup, I smell that light apricot and expect that taste but what I get is 2 notes lighter, white grapes.

Is it worth the money? Only when you’re dead, or almost. Like me. Children grown and done. I don’t have the time to see how this ages, but maybe someone else here with a really big penny jar will spring for it and report back to y’all in 20 years.

88 score today for the TwoDog and for the people of Yunnan. The news of the earthquake in Yunnan today gives me pause for having drunk this cake, my Last Thoughts for today are for them.

Flavors: White Grapes

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 115 ML
TheTeaFairy

I read it…and I hope to read many more.

Cwyn

Thanks so much! I had to move onto my late nite shou, still got the gaiwan full of this tea to continue drinking it tomorrow.

SarsyPie

I’m adding you to my feedly now!

Cwyn

Update: past 20 steeps now on day 2. Had to put leaves in a larger pot, they came out the top of the gaiwan. The tea liquor is darker orange now after the leaves sat overnight.

SarsyPie

I have been behind on my blog posts, but I finally came across your complete review on your blog this morning as I was catching up. Really well done, Cwyn. I very much enjoyed your writing. :)

SarsyPie

Oh and I am absolutely determined to try this. I won’t be able to afford a cake, but I am planning to get a sample with my next White2 order, when I buy some more Repave!!!!! Yay!

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TheTeaFairy

I read it…and I hope to read many more.

Cwyn

Thanks so much! I had to move onto my late nite shou, still got the gaiwan full of this tea to continue drinking it tomorrow.

SarsyPie

I’m adding you to my feedly now!

Cwyn

Update: past 20 steeps now on day 2. Had to put leaves in a larger pot, they came out the top of the gaiwan. The tea liquor is darker orange now after the leaves sat overnight.

SarsyPie

I have been behind on my blog posts, but I finally came across your complete review on your blog this morning as I was catching up. Really well done, Cwyn. I very much enjoyed your writing. :)

SarsyPie

Oh and I am absolutely determined to try this. I won’t be able to afford a cake, but I am planning to get a sample with my next White2 order, when I buy some more Repave!!!!! Yay!

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I’m a tea drunk with baggage and issues. Convent trained, PhD, strong background in herbal infusions during those years. Started drinking green teas almost 20 years ago to address a kidney issue, now in remission, and never looked back. Seeking friends and curators with interests in premium and small batch teas. I drink all greens, and maintain a small collection of sheng and shu cakes. I am interested in first flush, wild leaf, ancient leaf, teas for and by monks and nuns, and difficult teas. My appreciation is high for subtle palates, though my own is rather average. Always interested in unique teas, brewing and storage issues.

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