10 Tasting Notes

70

My first high quality tea. Mild flavor with mild astringency. Dark floral smell with slight bitterness. Tastes like green tea. Medium chaqi. Earlier brews have neutral to no flavor. Mid brews contain a consistent encompassing astringency with almost no biterness. Wet leaves smell fruity. 8 brews before it begins to weaken, after the 10th I got a headache!

Overall a great tea, but after only 2 months of storage brews went from a bright purple to a dark green. I am sure the tea has spoiled!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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90

thick soup. slightly bitter and astringent, Light color, sweet fruity smell but couldn’t taste it. Very relaxing. Great tea!

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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70

cake has an earthy smell
deep yellow slight orange brew
lid smells vegetal
tea is slightly vegetal with a little astringent/bitter kick
later brews around 4 get more bitter and astringent

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Vegetal

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 100 OZ / 2957 ML

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65

The steamy hot leaves smell like artichoke! Strongest note I taste is vegetal. Maybe next time I brew It will be better

Flavors: Artichoke

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
mrmopar

Age it a few years. I still don’t think it is quite ready. The 2012’s are starting to hit the sweet spot.

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92

standard puer hay like taste is in the background, prominent pine + light astringent flavor. The lid has a very heavy puer-hay smell. A deep amber soup. Not sure if it’s longer brews, or later brews, but a bitterness and almost tongue numbing astringency come out. strong cha qi. After maybe the 6th or 7th brew it still has color, but all flavor has gone away. I think drinking these brews might have given a slight headache.

Flavors: Astringent, Grass, Pine

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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80

heavy mouth feel but very light on flavor. It’s like a mix of bitter, citrus, and pepper, but again very light flavor. very relaxing effects

Flavors: Bitter, Citrus

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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85

Has some spicy notes which is interesting. Tastes almost like chili peppers, but extremely faint and hard to detect. interesting tea!

Flavors: Pepper

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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75

My first puer, very strange taste to me! Lid has a very strong pine scent , and hot tea smells of wet hay. Cool tea is mostly hay/yeast with a hint of pine. Letting the tea cool brings out more pine taste. No astringency or bitterness. I can see why this was so affordable for such an aged tea.

Flavors: Hot hay, Mineral, Pine, Yeast

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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