drank Shou Pu'erh by Little Red Cup Tea Co.
1719 tasting notes

OK looseTman, I finally had this without eating something distracting. My initial thoughts in the earlier review remain pretty much intact. The dry leaf smells fresh with tobacco leaf notes. As I poured I did notice a bit of barnyard this time. It is not present in the sip. The taste is light and clean. It is a nice simple everyday shou. What stood out today without strong food accompaniment was the cooling feeling afterwards.

looseTman

KS, Thanks for your follow-up review! I’m curious about this shou because it’s cost-effective and USDA organic.

Per LRCT:
“This shou pu’er brews smooth and dark, silky and earthy with hints of vanilla. It’s a lovely tea: mellow, moderate, and enormously pleasant.”
Is this an accurate description?

In your reviews you found:
“The taste was clean and mild.”
“The taste is light and clean.”
So this is a light-bodied shou or does it just require more leaf to provide more body?

Thanks again!

K S

Interesting, I never read LRCT’s description. I did not notice vanilla that they mention. Then again notes are often subjective. All I had was a sample size or I would just send some to you.

I used about 3g of leaf. Reading other’s notes on Steepster I am under the impression it is more typical to use 5-10g. I used boiling water and steeped a couple minutes in a quasi-western style. I didn’t set a timer. I went more by color than time. I like it orangeish like typical black tea.

Will it steep 6 times? No idea. I steep 12 oz at a time. I know it will go twice and probably at least 3.

LRCT isn’t out to blow your mind. They aim more towards satisfying everyday needs. I think they succeed at this on everything I have sampled from them. Hope this helps.

looseTman

Thanks for your reply and kind offer. However, your a very experienced reviewer and your tasting notes are very thorough.

Knowing you used about 3g of leaf in 12oz for a couple minutes is very helpful.
FRIW, LRCT suggests 2tsp or 4g /cup, 210F, 4min. So that may account for the light cup.
Agreed, RE LRCT’s aim to satisfy everyday needs. It’s also very helpful to know they acheive it. Thanks!

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looseTman

KS, Thanks for your follow-up review! I’m curious about this shou because it’s cost-effective and USDA organic.

Per LRCT:
“This shou pu’er brews smooth and dark, silky and earthy with hints of vanilla. It’s a lovely tea: mellow, moderate, and enormously pleasant.”
Is this an accurate description?

In your reviews you found:
“The taste was clean and mild.”
“The taste is light and clean.”
So this is a light-bodied shou or does it just require more leaf to provide more body?

Thanks again!

K S

Interesting, I never read LRCT’s description. I did not notice vanilla that they mention. Then again notes are often subjective. All I had was a sample size or I would just send some to you.

I used about 3g of leaf. Reading other’s notes on Steepster I am under the impression it is more typical to use 5-10g. I used boiling water and steeped a couple minutes in a quasi-western style. I didn’t set a timer. I went more by color than time. I like it orangeish like typical black tea.

Will it steep 6 times? No idea. I steep 12 oz at a time. I know it will go twice and probably at least 3.

LRCT isn’t out to blow your mind. They aim more towards satisfying everyday needs. I think they succeed at this on everything I have sampled from them. Hope this helps.

looseTman

Thanks for your reply and kind offer. However, your a very experienced reviewer and your tasting notes are very thorough.

Knowing you used about 3g of leaf in 12oz for a couple minutes is very helpful.
FRIW, LRCT suggests 2tsp or 4g /cup, 210F, 4min. So that may account for the light cup.
Agreed, RE LRCT’s aim to satisfy everyday needs. It’s also very helpful to know they acheive it. Thanks!

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