Bittersweet 2019 Laomane Huangpian Raw Puer

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Apricot, Bitter, Citrus, Citrus Zest, Floral, Grapefruit, Hot hay, Nutty, Peat, Rye, Spicy, Vegetal
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Are we getting Steepster back? I hope so! :) Anyway, here’s a tea I drank today. It is very much a feel-good and energizing tea. At its present state, it is more bitter than sweet, and definitely...” Read full tasting note
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From Bitterleaf Teas

A surprise addition this year, this Laomane huang pian (large yellow leaf) provides some contrast to our Bitter End Lite. Using primarily gushu bitter varietal huang pian from the region, this tea unsurprisingly exhibits more upfront bitterness, but with a pleasant sweetness on the end of it.

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Are we getting Steepster back? I hope so! :)

Anyway, here’s a tea I drank today. It is very much a feel-good and energizing tea. At its present state, it is more bitter than sweet, and definitely more bitter than “Keep Smiling”. The bitterness never lets go, but at the same time it doesn’t completely suppress other flavours. It also has less of the metallic and bell pepper like character that a lot of huangpian teas have. For the price, this is some of the best tea one can get imo, just like its cousin – Keep Smiling. The fact that it easily brews 200ml/g just underscores that.

It displays aromas of apricots, peat, carob, candlewax, and a rural, hot hay like scent. Furthermore, in the empty cup one can find a cooling, nutty, and vegetal aroma that is somewhat unique among sheng pu’er. The taste is very pungent, bitter and vegetal with notes of chard, grapefruit skin and rye among other ones. Liquor has a full body and a creamy texture with just a touch of chalkiness in late steeps. As one would expect from the bitter Lao Man E varietal, the bitterness persists into the aftertaste, which is also a bit citrusy, spicy and warming. Towards the end of the session there is the slightest hint of smokiness too.

All in all, I would highly recommend this tea to anyone who likes bitter flavours in their pu-erh.

Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Citrus, Citrus Zest, Floral, Grapefruit, Hot hay, Nutty, Peat, Rye, Spicy, Vegetal

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

Hello! It’s so good to see so many people back.

Togo

Yes, definitely! It would be a shame if the little community we have here dispersed.

Shanie O Maniac

shows up to steepster 15 minutes late with teavana

Wait. What’d I miss?

tea-sipper

Shanie – Steepster was frozen and everyone was huddled in the last posted tasting note for about ten days – a Steepster record. Though it was because Adagio, the new owners of Steepster, are in the process of taking over, and wasn’t moving as smoothly as they had hoped.

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