285 Tasting Notes
This is a very nice ripe. I have wondered why tea makers don’t keep the Cha tou nuggets in ripe pu erh teas. You can tell they are in this blend, it seems to add some depth and smoothness. The tea is smooth but somewhat bitter, with chocolate notes, as well as some old library book in the background. Very complex. And a good price for a full sized cake.
This is actually a comment, not a review. I can’t comment anymore as things seem to crash due to Steepster bugs. I am essentially leaving Steepster at this point. I will probably check back once in a blue moon, but it has gotten too frustrating not being able to chime in on discussions. I will miss you all!
This is one of the most unique teas I’ve ever tried. It’s got a weird wild zippy burnt type bitterness that goes off the charts if brewed for more than even 30 seconds. This tea requires very short steeps. Nice caffeine kick, and boy was it durable. It went as long as a pu erh. I don’t love it but it is really interesting. Some good descriptions on the YS China site by other reviewers.