4 Tasting Notes

87

A great value for money daily drinking puer cake that’s only made more enticing by the wrapper. The overall mouthfeel of this ripe modestly resembles earth and to a lesser extent, minerals, complemented by the taste of what I’d described as medicinal caramel and cola. And that’s in a way that makes me want to get my puer needle out for more – good stuff.

First infusion is nice and earthy, although clouding over the sweetness a little bit. The second and third infusion is where thise puer really starts to come alive. Sweet cola and caramel notes become significantly more pronounced, sweeter, and fruiter. As you hit the six infusion mark, the cola starts to subside but it’s definitely still there.

Good for the price and definitely a very easy to drink tea that you can have whenever you like. I wish it did have a little more strength and punch, but for the price, you can’t go wrong.

Flavors: Caramel, Cinnamon, Earth, Fruity, Medicinal, Mineral, Red Fruits, Smooth, Sweet, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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85

This is a great value for money entry level Tie Guan Yin and one to buy for economical daily drinking. The overall flavour profile of the tea was baked and woody with a noticeable taste of dried fruit, a hint of lemon and sweet potato. The texture of the tea wasn’t overwhelmingly astrigent – it did feel like a typical TGY, but it’s also still rather smooth with the third and fourth steep having a more buttery mouthfeel.

My brewing method was gongfu style at boiling, starting off with 30 seconds and adding 5-10 seconds with each steeping, depending on my preference and how the tea responded to the previous infusion. 30 seconds, give or take, is ideal for the first steeping because these leaves do take time to “wake up” and grow. It’s also great when done western style too imo, for whenever you’re feeling too lazy.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Caramel, Dried Fruit, Fruity, Green, Honey, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Meat, Smoke, Smooth, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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Flavors: Caramel, Dried Fruit, Fruity, Green, Honey, Lemon, Meat, Smoke, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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