Wow this tea is good! Broke off a bunch and threw it into the new Crimson Lotus dragon egg Jian Shui teapot 100mL. 2x rinse. First three brews were a bit “dusty” with muddled flavors, needs probably 3 rinses next time.

Steeps 4 and 5 this tea started to wake up. A slight mouth buzz developing, sweet aroma, but not so much sweet taste, hint of nutty/chocolate undertones, wet wood, no astringency, no bitterness, slight wodui fermentation but in the background. Lots of golden tips in this cake, and very clean. Rich, thick, full bodied, creamy mouthfeel but no cream flavors. If a tea was chuggable this one is chuggable. Easy on the stomach. Not too complex, but not bland or cloying either. Not getting caffeine jitters, so for the price, this is a great daily drinker. I see myself buying at least another cake and drinking lots of this in the future.

Flavors: Dark Wood, Mud, Mushrooms, Musty, Paper, Round , Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Umami, Walnut, Wet Wood

mrmopar

I see you are in Virginia too.

andresito

yea…Virginia is a beautiful state. nice to see another Virginian here, although you’re almost on the opposite end of the state

mrmopar

We shall have to meet or swap some day.

andresito

yea I would like that, we’ll have to figure something out

mrmopar

For sure.

looseTman

I see you written tasting notes for 9 CL pu-erh. What’s your favorite CL shou and sheng? Thanks!

andresito

my fav teas of what is currently available would be cloudy days for shu, and hidden song for sheng. out of all the CLT teas I’ve had, prob the 2008 Jingmai maocha or the whispering sunshine. for all time fav shu its still cloudy days. I liked it better than the bulang shu’s too.

andresito

but if you’re looking at making a purchase, I’d wait til the 2017’s are released and pick up a whispering sunshine, hopefully 2017 will be on par with 2016

looseTman

How much was the 2016 WS?

andresito

$46 + free shipping

looseTman

Thanks again.

andresito

I guess I should have added, its worth getting samples of them all so you can judge for yourself which you prefer the most.

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mrmopar

I see you are in Virginia too.

andresito

yea…Virginia is a beautiful state. nice to see another Virginian here, although you’re almost on the opposite end of the state

mrmopar

We shall have to meet or swap some day.

andresito

yea I would like that, we’ll have to figure something out

mrmopar

For sure.

looseTman

I see you written tasting notes for 9 CL pu-erh. What’s your favorite CL shou and sheng? Thanks!

andresito

my fav teas of what is currently available would be cloudy days for shu, and hidden song for sheng. out of all the CLT teas I’ve had, prob the 2008 Jingmai maocha or the whispering sunshine. for all time fav shu its still cloudy days. I liked it better than the bulang shu’s too.

andresito

but if you’re looking at making a purchase, I’d wait til the 2017’s are released and pick up a whispering sunshine, hopefully 2017 will be on par with 2016

looseTman

How much was the 2016 WS?

andresito

$46 + free shipping

looseTman

Thanks again.

andresito

I guess I should have added, its worth getting samples of them all so you can judge for yourself which you prefer the most.

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I like all teas but mostly drink sheng and Taiwan oolong.

My tea notes are just thoughts that come to mind as I drink, so I jot them down. There’s no format to them, just what I want to remember from the experience.

Oh, and why isn’t there a “bacon” flavor option on steepster?

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