294 Tasting Notes
This is my second experience with Bai MuDan. I had a 200 gram container from Prince of Peace that I mostly used for cold tea. This one is far superior. I brewed in the Gaiwan for 2 minutes with half of the pouch. I immediately picked up on the cucumber sensation. The tea is incredibly calming in the same realm as last nights very relaxing Yunnan Jasmine from Verdant. A very fine tea….
Thank you Angel for the generous samples. Now to this lovely tea. When I opened the tiny sample bag and smelled the aroma of soft cocoa I knew that I would be in for a treat. So rich and full of flavor. I am getting flavors similar to the Zhi Gung Fu. I saw this was noted by another reviewer also. I only used half of the sample bag for the first cup. For cup 2 I am using the rest of the bag. I will give it a shorter steep time and see what happens. This such a fine tea. One sip and you are in tea heaven. I am brewing this basket style and quite frankly I am saving some for later. It is very uplifting and one of the finest black teas I have had the pleasure to sip. Now I see what my fellow Steepsterites have been gushing about. Again, thank you Angel….
I have to admit I knew I was in love from the first sip. There was this feeling of incredible calm. The jasmine is blended perfectly with the white Yunnan. My GF who is not a tea drinker lit up when she tried it. She has had all of my teas and her reaction to this one was the best so far. This includes some of the highest rated teas on steepster. I will go so far as to say this is one of the best new teas I have had lately. Absolutely superb when brewed in the Gaiwan with less than boiling water and steeped for just a few minutes. This is a must-have….
My friend Carey give me this tea months ago. I do not think he was a big fan of Pu-Erhs. He said they upset his stomach. I really think he may have steeped his way too long. Anyway, it took maybe a minute before the liquor went from clear to red and the mini cake was still intact. I was getting a nice numbing sensation and a firm, strong brew. Cup 2 is utterly stimulating after I broke up the cake and steeped it for maybe 30 seconds. Cup 3 is the winner. I steeped it for maybe 2 minutes and I am getting a slight carbonation with a true eye opening flavor. This is a very convienient way to enjoy Pu-Erh on the go. A very nice tea. Now I have to get him to join Steepster….
I cold brewed this is the result is a sensory delight. It is like revisting a spring day on a cold and dreary January day. The color is this light green hue and the aroma is heavenly. The flavor is superb. This is not exactly a morning tea. It is a calming tea. A lovely liquor beyond description. Words cannot do it justice. This was the end of one bag of the spring picking. I have had the other bag in the freezer. Any suggestions for removing it from the freezer? I do not want to do anything to harm the precious leaves.
This tea is for sale on Amazon for $25.00. I bought it at the local Asian market for $7.99. I guess it pays to shop. Brewed in the Yixing it has a dark Reddish brown liquor with a light aroma. None of the unpleasant flavors or aromas one may expect with a young Shu. All in all so far I am quite content with this. Cup #2 is far better. An almost purple liquor with a slight camphor sensation. Out of the 2 teas I got at the Asian Market this is far superior. This is a fantastick everyday Pu-Erh. I am getting that warm glow. I am very happy with this one….
My TCM doctor gave me this maybe 10 years ago. He has since died so the tea is a treasure to me. Even though his English and my Mandarin are limited, we would sit and drink tea after my treatment. And in the silence there were smiles because we were sharing tea like two monks in a monastery. I am using this tea sparingly. What little I am using is bringing back memories of a man who was a respected doctor in China and was now busperson in a restaurant because of his limited English. The tea is relaxing and God knows I need it after drinking an unknown ginseng oolong last night which kept me up till 4am. I love the dark fruits and the subtle complexities of my aged oolong. I will buy this from the Puerh Shop but I will not drink this again for another 10 years. I will never forget Dr. Wu. Wo Ai Ni….
I have to admit I always start the day with fresh ground coffee. I also have to admit I am not myself until the first sip of tea. Tea touches your soul. The better the tea, the better the touch. For a young Sheng this tea not only touches you it massages you lovingly. It has one of the best aromas I have yet to encounter and the flavor is beyond good. The intoxication factor is high. This is not a tea for laying around and avoiding. A truly dynamite younger Sheng….