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drank 2009 Yiwu Raw Puer by White2Tea
14 tasting notes

The first infusion has an almost buttery taste to it (reminds me of green oolong), lingering a little in the next few. Lovely mouthfeel and no bitterness at all in the early steeps. Not much sign of age but very smooth and certainly not rough young sheng anymore. Bitterness at a nice level, balanced with a good sweetness, in the middle steeps, though with quite a bit of astringency that leaves the mouth a bit dry.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Novice-Intermediate tea drinker (3 years serious tea drinking). Mostly sheng pu-erh, some oolong, the occasional black western style.

Try to avoid nonsense, hyperbole, and reading too many flavours into a tea. Red wine tastes like fermented grapes most of the time, tea tastes like boiled leaves most of the time. The question is: are they good fermented grapes, are they good boiled leaves?

Rating Scale:

0-25: Throw it out! Not even worth drinking at any price and cannot be gifted in good conscience.

25-50: Would not buy (again), unlikely to drink. Might be worth gifting to friends/family with lower standards (and western brewing only).

50-60: Would not buy (again), just drinkable.

60-70: Would consider buying again at a good price. Interesting or good enough to drink once in a while. Also, teas which I do not personally like but which I can see the objective merits of and might please others.

70-80: Would buy again, daily drinkers.

80-90: Definitely buy, excellent quality.

90-100: Buy at any price, the best of the best (I have never drunk anything this good…).

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