Liming Tea Factory

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Some tobacco, somewhat herbal, no basement notes, unlike the other Liming Bajiaoting teas around the same age that I have had (it came from Moylor, I have no idea about the storage). Gentle astringency that feels pleasant yet nicely substantial. It is grippy in the mouth without drying. I like it, especially for the price (I payed 19$ per cake, it seems they have doubled that price now yet still claiming it has a discount of 50%. Funny webshop.).

Flavors: Herbs, Tobacco

Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 100 OZ / 2957 ML

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Thanks to a special tea friend for a sample of this one!

This tea lives up to its name! I like it very much. Very clean and sweet shou. I can’t really think of any descriptors other than that. It’s not particularly fruity or creamy or chocolatey, just good shou! I guess it is a little nutty tasting? Yeah, sweet and nutty :)

I checked the price on ebay and it’s not bad either. Would consider purchasing…trying to not go crazy and hoard too many puerh cakes just yet, hehe.

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The tea carries that fearful moniker “old tree,” leaving the buyer to judge the claim of origin. I believe this is old tree tea, but it might be more aptly named “Lots of Old Tree Stems.” Goodness, this was a stem-heavy tea. Pulling apart the steeped leaves, it reveals itself as at least half to two-thirds stems. I guess it can be called “old tree” if the stems are from old trees. There were a handful of large, graceful leaves, but they showed more oxidation than I like. I am, primarily, willing to believe the leaf origin based on a present mint coolness in the finish.

Otherwise, this is boring sheng. I saved the first six steeps in small cups to revisit after pushing the tea out to a 30s steep. This was an enlightening practice, as it was easy to again follow the flavor progression. For this tea, the first was papery, dry and herbal. The second and third bracingly sour, while the remainder desperately held onto a calm, lightly sweet mushroom, straw, and grain.

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Ripened puerh are rarely if ever great, but some like the richly colored, reddish liquor and rounded flavor. Mellow with a touch of sweetness, it doesn’t have much individuality. The hallmarks for this tea are smoothness and consistency.

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What a tough cake to break into, phew… Still has slight fishy smell thats almost gone after a couple rinses. The liquor is thick and creamy as advertised. Not that complex in taste but a strong hui gan

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Hey thanks for the brief review and the follow :D Appreciate it!

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