2007 Naka Qiao Mu Bamboo Raw 100 g

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Sweet, warm grass, Apricot
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cwyn
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 oz / 117 ml

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  • “Fortunate to get 100gm of this before it’s departure from Chawangshop. As pointed out by Cwyn and Boychik, this is a delightful stoner tea. Also as pointed out by another tea friend who shall...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a pretty good daily drinker with a lot of cha qi. I had my pot set at 190 F for the first two steeps, resulting in alight straw flavor. After setting it back to 200, the tea had more bite,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank you Marcus Reed for this sample. While I didn’t feel any noticeable effect from this tea it is quite good. It was sweet with little bitterness and just a little astringency. In fact there...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tea is my first naka but I am at least somewhat fimailar with sheng puerh. The effects from this tea were unique. Sedative and calming. I found the taste to be excellent. It was very smooth...” Read full tasting note
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From Chawangshop

Naka village stands upon Mengsong Tea Mountain, Menghai area. This Lahu village has 107 households. The Naka bamboo tea made by Lahu people was so famous and listed as articles of tribute during Qing Dynasty. Naka enjoys the same reputation as Nannuoshan and Banzhang in Menghai area. The ancient tea trees growing at highland of 2000 meters above sea level have smaller leaves with unique aroma.

The producing procedure of bamboo-tube tea is quite special, which can be divided into three steps. 1) Put the tea into bamboo tube. Put the dried spring tea (the tea growing in the spring time) or preliminary-processed tea into the bamboo tube. The bamboo used should be just chopped down and has a growing period of about one year. 2) Bake the tea. Put the bamboo tube on the fire for 6 to 7 minutes until the tea leaves is softened. Press the tea leaves with a wooden stick, and then fill up the tube again with more tea leaves. Repeat this procedure until tea leaves in the tube are compacted. 3) Take out the tea. When tea leaves are completely baked, cut open the tube with a knife and take out the column-shaped bamboo-tube tea. The bamboo-tube tea has the pure taste of tea as well as the strong flavor of bamboo.

Because the bamboo tea vary in weight, we will repack it with handmade paper.

Manufacturer : Yunnan Tea Research Institute

Production date : 28/03/2007

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6 Tasting Notes

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7 tasting notes

Fortunate to get 100gm of this before it’s departure from Chawangshop. As pointed out by Cwyn and Boychik, this is a delightful stoner tea. Also as pointed out by another tea friend who shall remain nameless here, " we drink tea not for it’s taste, but for it’s affect on the body". Cheers.

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This is a pretty good daily drinker with a lot of cha qi. I had my pot set at 190 F for the first two steeps, resulting in alight straw flavor. After setting it back to 200, the tea had more bite, with a fair amount of tannin, and the straw flavor drifted more toward wood. However, I could still detect a bit of stone fruit under the wood and tannin, and there wasn’t much bitterness, despite a fair amount of dust in my sample.

curlygc

How was the qi for you?

Dr Jim

Fairly strong. I rate qi separately from taste on a scale of 1 to 100 (though Last Thoughts was 110!) and this was a 95. The W2T 2005 Naka is 99 (average of several sessions).

curlygc

It was strong for me as well. Stronger than the 2012. The tea was tastier too.

curlygc

Funny enough, W2T Naka was not as strong for me. Go figure.

Dr Jim

I have a sample of the 2012 but haven’t tried it yet.

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Thank you Marcus Reed for this sample. While I didn’t feel any noticeable effect from this tea it is quite good. It was sweet with little bitterness and just a little astringency. In fact there were notes reminiscent of honey in this tea, not quite but close. This is a tea I would consider buying. I’ve been meaning to order from Chawangshop for a while now.

I steeped this tea ten times in a 120ml gaiwan with 7.9g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and about a 15 minute rest. The leaves were very densely packed. It was not until the third steep that they began to open up. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
mrmopar

You will like some of their stuff.

Cwyn

I haven’t tasted mine since last year. I have had it in a crock this whole time. Our recent super muggy weather seems to have started to loosen it up a little, so very compressed!

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This tea is my first naka but I am at least somewhat fimailar with sheng puerh.
The effects from this tea were unique. Sedative and calming.

I found the taste to be excellent. It was very smooth even with boiling water 2 liters into the session.
This sheng was sweet and rounded with an overall clean and refreshing mouthfeel.
Hands down one of my new favorites. Thanks boychik for the sample.

Flavors: Sweet, warm grass

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 5 OZ / 147 ML
Stephanie

I can’t wait to try Naka someday!

Marcus reed

Next order I place with ChaWang shop I plan to buy one or two logs. :-)

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493 tasting notes

This is my 400th note. how ironic
last night i had a session 2007 Naka Qiao Mu Bamboo Raw Chawang Shop
I got it based on Cwyn review. yes, i got stoned. not immediately. after 5 steeps. i was very happy smiling then fell asleep and couldnt get up. I still feel drugged. Flavor wise its very pleasant, bittersweet stonefruits and spice. 6g for 100g gongfu glass teapot

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Stephanie

Sounds really neat :D

Cwyn

Omg you got the actual wrapper, and it is so cool with the people paintings on it. O.o mine was wrapped in just plain blank paper. Had to chuckle at your write-up here, sooo perfect! :)

boychik

@ Cwyn ok,now you gotta tell me what to drink to get back to normal, haha

Tea Pet

Oo! That one has been on my wishlist for a while!!

DigniTea

It is something special. We are indeed fortunate Cwyn recommended this one for I doubt that I would have purchased it on my own. And I’m delighted you are purchasing from Cha Wang – I’ve ordered many times and I really enjoy the items I’ve picked up there. Try one of their Chawangpu cakes sometime – low price for the quality of the tea leaf used.

Sil

Oh man. I really want to try this one now!

Doug F

That’s how I felt yesterday after the Gao Shan Zhai.

boychik

@ DigniTea, i only got few samples because my main purchase was Yixing. it has a crack and i believe it didnt happen during transit. everything was packed beautifully. Pot was in a very pretty plush padded box. no way it got damaged. now i need to send an email. Sigh…

DigniTea

Sorry, that’s unfortunate luck. Given the distance traveled and the way carriers pack small boxes into crates, bins, etc. You can understand how things crack or break during transit either to him or to you. He’s a good guy to work with so hopefully there will not be a problem. We all take a chance when we order online so the big question is how does the merchant handle the problem. I often take photos including the box/packing to attach to my tea seller’s email when there is a problem. Good luck correcting it.

TeaBrat

@boychik – I am hoping they just send you a new one, it’s not like they could sell the cracked pot to someone else….

Sil

so sorry to see your pot was cracked :( that’s sad… long wait, cracked pots pooooooh!

Kirkoneill1988

did you find any particular stone fruit taste? ie. peach

Cwyn

Aw sorry about the pot. At least a chance of replacement, I broke one during seasoning once, total loss. I do have one Chawangpu Yiwu cake, haven’t tried it yet though…dunno what to take to recover, usually I pass out and stay passed out, haha!

igo_cha

Drinking this at work. Who says we’re not drug addicts? Good thing I’m not too busy.

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I purchased this tea looking for a less expensive comparison to white2tea’s 2005 Naka which is a real stoner tea. Chawangshop doesn’t make claims about this tea, but it appears to be the wild mountain leaf tea just like the other Naka I like. This tea has been dry stored, and has no humid smells, but it is very green, tightly compressed with hardly any aging. It comes wrapped in paper rather than in the bamboo.

I don’t taste any bamboo flavor which is slightly disappointing, but the apricot taste is pleasant and not smoky. Psychoactive effect confirmed, not as intense as the other Naka I like, but there. I ate a bag of chips afterward. At $7.50 per 100 grams, this is a value buy and I don’t expect to see it in the shop long. I just wish it were a bit more aged, and that I would have time left to age it.

More and comparisons with other Naka teas on my blog: http://deathbytea.blogspot.com

Flavors: Apricot

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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