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drank 2016 Wild Kunlu by Terre de Ciel
338 tasting notes

Andrew said he is finding it hard to describe why he likes this, me too, but i’ll try.

Ok, so this one isn’t for those like it tame. It starts off bitter. I mean, not normal bitter or strong, for that matter.. But its a bitter tea. Tongue is dancing, mouth has puckered. dried. I’m actually refraining from saying what I think it tastes like because I know Andrew really likes this and i’ve had tea spoilt when someone added another angle of it and I couldn’t unthink the taste easily.

so, its a bitter first steep.

And bitter second steep.

And third, you get the idea. But in-between these I start taste fruit. Then a wave of warmth comes over me, and as I carry on it changes into this wondrous medley of grapes, strawberries, passion fruits, all made into jam in my head.

Later more steamed stuff/fruit, more bitter leaf taste, more waves of warmth. Its got a lovely qi to it. Oh my, that huigan makes me close my eyes.

Its amazing, I like it a lot – for serious pu’er heads due to the profile though. – , for example I would love to give this to my girlfriend but she would probably not appreciate it yet. I even struggle with the bitter taste a bit, but then, some alien fruit taste enters my head & Its all better again. Its also dependent on what you’ve eaten before (or lack thereof) – do it on an empty stomach or fruit or something, imho of course.

not garlic. Never garlic

Flavors: Bitter, Passion Fruits, Strawberry, White Grapes

tanluwils

I also think often adding flavor notes to it makes it difficult to “unthink the taste” for many sheng pu’er. And yes, garlic will make it difficult to taste the tea.

Alexander

How does this one compare to other Kunlus like Essence of Tea Kunlu Bitter Wild or Crimson Lotus Tea Slumbering Dragon, which are super bitter (and that’s what I love about them)?

Rasseru

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Never tried either of them, but have the ancient kunlu wild on the way from eot. Along with two other wild teas, the Jingdong and Wuliang.

This is super bitter with the juiciest gorgeous huigan. It’s like bitter grapes then grape gummy candy.

Really good stuff

Alexander

Thanks, inthis case I have to try this one too – love those super bitter ones :)
BTW: The two others you orderd are good choices too, despite beeing not so bitter. The Jingdong is a really fruity one (love it!) and the Wuling is a much more mellow and calmer wild Sheng.

Rasseru

unfortunately its out of stock! Try emailing them they might have some left or able to get it again. Its so good

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tanluwils

I also think often adding flavor notes to it makes it difficult to “unthink the taste” for many sheng pu’er. And yes, garlic will make it difficult to taste the tea.

Alexander

How does this one compare to other Kunlus like Essence of Tea Kunlu Bitter Wild or Crimson Lotus Tea Slumbering Dragon, which are super bitter (and that’s what I love about them)?

Rasseru

DELETEless than a minute ago
Never tried either of them, but have the ancient kunlu wild on the way from eot. Along with two other wild teas, the Jingdong and Wuliang.

This is super bitter with the juiciest gorgeous huigan. It’s like bitter grapes then grape gummy candy.

Really good stuff

Alexander

Thanks, inthis case I have to try this one too – love those super bitter ones :)
BTW: The two others you orderd are good choices too, despite beeing not so bitter. The Jingdong is a really fruity one (love it!) and the Wuling is a much more mellow and calmer wild Sheng.

Rasseru

unfortunately its out of stock! Try emailing them they might have some left or able to get it again. Its so good

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