2018 "Forgotten Nebula"

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Apricot, Astringent, Bitter, Mineral, Citrus Zest, Forest Floor, Green Beans, Hot hay, Lemon, Osmanthus, Peach, Plums, Sugar, Tobacco, Vegetal, Wood
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 10 g 3 oz / 91 ml

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  • “So light on the first steep that I felt as if the leaves didn’t infuse, so pumped it up to 15 seconds and got more of the flavor, then 20. I got more bitterness than sweetness from steeps 2 and 3....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Very gentle. A solid, clean, entry level raw, but nothing to write home about. Well, the leftovers taste great in the morning brewed more or less western style.” Read full tasting note
  • “Received as a freebie with my order. Thanks Crimson Lotus! This is a Damn Fine Fruity Fresh Sheng. 6.5g, 100mL, 205-212F, 10s rinse, 5s initial steep. Dry leaf has light compression. Looks great...” Read full tasting note

From Crimson Lotus Tea

Deep in the tasty reaches of the Puerh Yunniverse lies a forgotten nebula of synesthetic beauty. Thanks to the hard work of our intrepid space explorers they have rediscovered this lost treasure. We are pleased to offer access to this incredible place once again. Enjoy the journey!

This blend of sheng puerh tea is composed entirely of first Spring picked tea from the 2018 harvest. This is a lush and lively tea that is a true joy to drink. It is refreshing with a mouth watering sweetness that keeps on giving. This tea is smooth and easy drinking with a nice bitterness to balance the sweetness. It will surprise you how many steeps you can get from this tea.

The wrapper is a special, one of a kind, piece of marbled artwork from Jones Pitsker; The Marble Mistres. Jones uses traditional marbling techniques to create complex designs with vibrant colors and patterns. Check out Jones on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marble_mistress/ and Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMarbleMistress.

Each tong is bamboo wrapped by hand and contains five 200g cakes. There is a 10% discount if you buy a tong. Just for fun, if you buy a cake you get a “Forgotten Nebula” sticker too!

Brewing Instructions

Use 5-10 grams of leaves and brew with 75-150ml ( 2.5-5oz ) of water at or near boiling. Rinse once for a few seconds. Start with quick steeps under 10s. With each re-steep adjust the steep time to your taste.

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So light on the first steep that I felt as if the leaves didn’t infuse, so pumped it up to 15 seconds and got more of the flavor, then 20. I got more bitterness than sweetness from steeps 2 and 3. A nice enough tea, but as I am not a fan of bitter flavors, it’s not my taste.

Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Bitter, Mineral

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 20 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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Very gentle. A solid, clean, entry level raw, but nothing to write home about.

Well, the leftovers taste great in the morning brewed more or less western style.

Preparation
3 g 2 OZ / 45 ML

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Received as a freebie with my order. Thanks Crimson Lotus!

This is a Damn Fine Fruity Fresh Sheng.

6.5g, 100mL, 205-212F, 10s rinse, 5s initial steep.

Dry leaf has light compression. Looks great and smells soft with fresh peach dusted with powdered sugar. The warmed leaf lets me know what I’m in for… super strong yellow peach (with a little bit of green bean). In taste, it reminds me of canned peaches with their steel can character. That moves into fresh apricot with more steel touch. Brews a nice golden honey color all the way with a little cloudiness early. Very smooth with some tang, a lively mineral effect with light salivation that lasts and light bittersweet in the back of the mouth. Some pepperiness comes in toward the end and a light astringency catches in the throat. The tastes gradually lighten with no major drop-offs. I wouldn’t say the liquor is sweet – it can actually be quite tart – but a long-lasting sweetness presents at the top back of my mouth.

The energy is pleasant, no craziness in any dimension, though my demeanor tended toward forgetfulness after the first few steeps. Like what might happen if you wander across a peach orchard and find yourself feasting on ripe fruit, lounging under a tree to escape the midday sun for some unknown amount of time, then suddenly realizing you had something to attend to. It reminds of something out of a C.S. Lewis book. Maybe like the Wood Between the Worlds in The Magician’s Nephew. As a result, I oversteeped here and there. The first gaffe was several minutes long and was strongly bittersweet and fruity. I adjusted the timing of the next steep based on liquor color and from there the tea played out over the course of 2 hours. This tea has a lot to give. As expected, the spent leaf is a mix of olive greens. I’m happy to report no gut rot, but I do have a pretty strong stomach.

I’m content :) I’d like to see the transformation. Gonna give it a few more months and try again with less leaf.

Preparation
3 OZ / 100 ML

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