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drank 2014 White2Tea 46&2 by White 2 Tea
187 tasting notes

Dry – Sweet, fruity, refreshing, buttery?, bitter floral and slightly nutty.
Wet – Warm sugar sweetness with very apparent tobacco and some faint smoke, fruits, cream, floral and nutty.
Liquor – Light amber to Amber.

This notes is a summary of two separate sessions in porcelain gaiwan

The first steep in both sessions were sweet and mellow with a fast overtake of the tobacco notes up front. As it went down, the texture was thick/creamy while still wearing the tobacco notes, yet it feels sweeter with fruity and nutty notes.

Following steeps switch to a tobacco front with the sweetness coming in second together with bitter-tobacco and bittersweet floral notes and some nutty and herbaceous hints up front. As it goes down, it has a thick and almost creamy texture, but has some minor astringency to it. The fruity and floral notes a more apparent as the liquor washes down, yet will continue to hold the tobacco notes.

Final steeps are about the same in terms of the notes you find and the order, but much more mellowed down and a refreshing finish easier to detect.

Final Notes

I liked this one, It has strong tobacco notes, but is not overwhelming. I’d say this is definitely stronger than the Repave, but WAY gentler than a Xiaguan the same age would be and has a lasting Huigan.

Flavors: Creamy, Medicinal, Sweet, Tobacco

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 g 4 OZ / 130 ML
Jiāng Luo

I really enjoy repave as a daily drinker, wanted to buy a sample of this but he is all out may take a leap of faith and get a cake with my next order but is the 100+/been price tag worth it in your mind or should I just stock up on more repave?

JC

Hi Jiang Luo, I revisted this today before answering. I’d say go for it, if you like the notes I made. The only thing I would say is that the herbaceous notes are still there and add extra astringency as you steep. Worth the price, but if you’d rather have more tea sample the 2013s New Amerykah. Also, if you haven’t get a cake of ‘Apple Scruffs’.

Jiāng Luo

Is the body thick? i see creamy being thrown around by a lot of people which is good in my book. I look for a thick body, unctuous mouthfeel, and lasting sweetness/throat feel in puer. Not sure which is any of those features you would say this cake has. Next order I am getting at least one new amerykah for sure just didn’t know if I should throw a jingmai cake in as well. As for apple scruffs is sold out, besides I am super skeptical of autumn cakes they always seem thin, dainty, a lacking the “x-factor” .

JC

It is thick, but more in the ‘creamy’ side of things as opposed to buttery or oily. It does get more astringent as you drink, but it is a matter of the age, not the lack of thickness. And as far as the Apple Scruffs, I would still recommend it, I would say it is one of the best autumn caske I’ve had. It has life to it, I find most autumns to be a more forward but muted sweetness, almost like an exhausted dancer. Its the same dancer… just not dancing to its fully potential.

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Jiāng Luo

I really enjoy repave as a daily drinker, wanted to buy a sample of this but he is all out may take a leap of faith and get a cake with my next order but is the 100+/been price tag worth it in your mind or should I just stock up on more repave?

JC

Hi Jiang Luo, I revisted this today before answering. I’d say go for it, if you like the notes I made. The only thing I would say is that the herbaceous notes are still there and add extra astringency as you steep. Worth the price, but if you’d rather have more tea sample the 2013s New Amerykah. Also, if you haven’t get a cake of ‘Apple Scruffs’.

Jiāng Luo

Is the body thick? i see creamy being thrown around by a lot of people which is good in my book. I look for a thick body, unctuous mouthfeel, and lasting sweetness/throat feel in puer. Not sure which is any of those features you would say this cake has. Next order I am getting at least one new amerykah for sure just didn’t know if I should throw a jingmai cake in as well. As for apple scruffs is sold out, besides I am super skeptical of autumn cakes they always seem thin, dainty, a lacking the “x-factor” .

JC

It is thick, but more in the ‘creamy’ side of things as opposed to buttery or oily. It does get more astringent as you drink, but it is a matter of the age, not the lack of thickness. And as far as the Apple Scruffs, I would still recommend it, I would say it is one of the best autumn caske I’ve had. It has life to it, I find most autumns to be a more forward but muted sweetness, almost like an exhausted dancer. Its the same dancer… just not dancing to its fully potential.

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I’ve been drinking tea for about 8-10 years now, but Puerh for about 7-8 years. I love learning and I love the people who ae passionate about it. This is a constant learning field and I love that too. I’m mostly in to Puerh, Black tea and Oolongs but I do enjoy other types from time to time.

I’m adding the scale because I noted that we all use the same system but it doesn’t mean the same to all.(I rate the tea not by how much I ‘like it’ only; there are flavors/scents I don’t like but they are quality and are how they are supposed to be and I rate them as such).

90 – 100: AMAZING. This the tea I feel you should drop whatever you are doing and just enjoy.

80-89: Great tea that I would recommend because they are above ‘average’ tea, they usually posses that ‘something’ extra that separates them from the rest.

70-79: An OK tea, still good quality, taste and smell. For me usually the tea that I have at work for everyday use but I can still appreciate and get me going through my day.

60-69: Average nothing special and quality is not high. The tea you make and don’t worry about the EXACT time of steep because you just want tea.

30-59: The tea you should probably avoid, the tea that you can mostly use for iced tea and ‘hide’ what you don’t like.

1-29: Caveat emptor! I feel sorry for my enemies when they drink this tea. :P

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