2008 Yezhuang Shuangli TF Zhong Pin Ripe Cake 357g

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Chocolate, Earth, Fruity, Spicy, Sweet, Dark Bittersweet, Dried Fruit, Molasses, Thick
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Boiling 7 g 4 oz / 108 ml

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  • “This is a tasty ripe for a low price.It had a fair amount of fermentation flavor. It had only partially cleared. As well as notes of earth, there were notes of chocolate and some of spice. Later on...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Dry – Standard bittersweet ripe notes, some starch, faint earthy and sweet. Wet – Sweet, fruity complexity (dark dried fruits), faint cocoa/chocolate hints, citrus?, thickness. Liquor – Burgundy to...” Read full tasting note
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Shuangli products can be good and cheaper alternative for Dayi cakes lovers, but also are very prized in the market. Yezhuang Shuangli Tea Factory was set up by the new generations of “Hung Kee Teahouse”. The founder Zhuang Jing Li was QI Section Manager in Menghai tea factory before retirement. She has the first-class tea production skills and abundant working experience.

2008 Shuangli “Zhong Pin” cake, just at a popular price with luxury enjoyment. A result of rigorous and careful selection of materials, as well as skillful fermentation.

Used 8 grade tea sprinkle with 3 to 5 grades – traditional recipe for ripe cake, moderate fermentation. After 4 years clean and dry storage, this traditional Menghai style ripe puerh cake is ready for drink now.

Brewed tea have very clean deep red color. Taste is full and smooth, mellow with milky and sweet tones. This tea is potent enough to brew multiple pots of tea–up to 25 infusions.

Manufacturer : Yezhuang Shuangli Tea Factory

Harvest Area : Menghai

Production date : 2008/10/23

Weight : 357

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This is a tasty ripe for a low price.It had a fair amount of fermentation flavor. It had only partially cleared. As well as notes of earth, there were notes of chocolate and some of spice. Later on some fruity notes were detected. This was a loosely compressed cake. I’m not sure if that means it will age faster. It was so loosely compressed I could have done without my puerh knife. So far this may be among the best ripes I have had from Chawangshop. Admittedly I have so far only tried a few. I think this one is a winner.

I steeped this twelve times in an 85ml Yixing teapot with 7.9g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 min. At twelve steeps it was not quite played out. I’m sure I would have gotten a few more steeps out of the leaves.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Fruity, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 3 OZ / 85 ML

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Dry – Standard bittersweet ripe notes, some starch, faint earthy and sweet.
Wet – Sweet, fruity complexity (dark dried fruits), faint cocoa/chocolate hints, citrus?, thickness.
Liquor – Burgundy to a reddish-brown. mellow fragrance.

Initial steeps were all sweet and smooth with a noticeable thickness and developing some dark dried fruit notes of dates and sometimes berries? with a caramel or better yet molasses finish to it. As you continued to steep the following steeps had more bittersweet-ness to them, but maintained the character from the first steep.

Around 4-6 some changes developed and I had to adjust the steep times being a bit more conscious on the color and smell of the steep, longevity issues. The steeps here are still very smooth, but wear less thickness and the fruity notes are more active. The notes remind me of dates, molasses and perhaps a Chinese dried persimmon.

Late steeps were from the 6th to a 8th and a very forced 9th steep. The notes are still here, though they are faded and is already lacking some thickness. Still very good steeps with some camphor being detected (was there before but the thickness mellowed it a bit).

Final Notes
A very good and simple ripe, the longevity is a bit… inconsistent, specially considering that the description says 25 infusions…. It also depends a lot on which portion of the cake you are steeping from. The middle get just a rougher with more sticks here and there, which honestly isn’t bad I felt like the middle lacks the thickness, but it has some more bitter notes that at some points may trick you into think ‘cocoa notes’.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Dried Fruit, Molasses, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 4 OZ / 130 ML
boychik

i love dried persimmon and dates flavor. Chawangshop is an interesting place. but i find shipping rather expensive. I dont feel like getting few samples for $17 ship

JC

Yeah, I had the same issue with them. The quality of the tea is very good so far, but the problem is not so much the shipping cost, is the fact that you don’t really know the the cost until after you receive your invoice.

They use a rounded up estimate so you could be paying a lot less than stated initially or end up with a higher price, which honestly sucks when you are planning your order out.

boychik

i really like that YS has loyalty points. quite helpful with the ship. that crazy ship prevents me from placing an order. even if to do join order i think it will be so hard to split the ship portion.

boychik

the tea btw sounds really good. have you tried “Lao Yu”? im so curious about this tea.

JC

Yeah, my recommendation is that you find someone who wants to buy whole cakes that may be interested in trying and just chip in a bit, you’ll be better off.

I haven’t tried that one. can you put a link to be on the look out?

JC

Those look good! I’ll let you know if I plan to order from them again. Maybe you can tag along.

jschergen

I’m the same way with Chawang. So many items added to the shopping cart and an almost equal amount of cancelled orders.

boychik

JC and jschergen if you ever decide to get something from Chawangshop please let me know ;) that 2004 Dehong is haunting me at night lol

jschergen

Yeah, actually those two at the top of my radar too. Especially after Jakub’s review..

JC

you see, you people are a bad influence. I’m trying to save money. LOL

mrmopar

You all want to pool an order?

Cwyn

I’m in, I want the Houde oolong squares.

JC

This exploded into ChaWangShop orders! lol I wish I had not been so busy this weekend and keep up with it. :P

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