Infected Mushroom 2003 – Dali

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Creamy, Earth, Jam, Smoke, Sweet, Whiskey
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Not available
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “I got this tea in a package from* Healthy Leaf* for review. I set myself up some time to do this one. I was given a 10 gram sample of this to try. I heated the water and preheated the gaiwan. I...” Read full tasting note

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Infected Mushroom is a raw Pu Erh from Dali in Yunnan province. A blended tea, with some old tea tree’s and some young tree’s. Old style smoked Pu Erh, with its age this tea makes a smooth mellow and delicous brew. It perfectly represents the humid, sub tropical terroir with strong flavours of a vibrant and wild forest.

A great tea to drink with heavy and fatty food to cleanse the palate and the stomach. Delicious also on its own as a potent mood and focus enhancer. We highly recommend using Yixing pot with this tea, this is one of those teas that REALLY comes out when using a yixing pot.

Type: Raw (Sheng) Pu Erh
Season: 2003
Origin: Dali, Yunnan province, China
Form: 250g Mushroom, tightly pressed.

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I got this tea in a package from* Healthy Leaf* for review.

I set myself up some time to do this one. I was given a 10 gram sample of this to try. I heated the water and preheated the gaiwan. I tossed the sample in there after draining the water out and tossed it around. The aroma was pretty light.

Going with the vendors recommendation with a good 20 second rinse since it is a tuo and compressed tight. I let it sit an hour and came back to it.
First brew was light in color and a small amount of aroma woodsy and earthy. The brew was a bit silky and almost creamy in mouthfeel. There is just a tiny whisper of smoke in there. The brew has the wood notes and sweetness to it. I can see the jam note reference.
Second brew brought out some more notes. I can faintly get the juniper the vendor described along with some mineral and sweetness. There is an aftertaste of mint if you let this sit across your palate and breathe in a bit.
Third brew the wet leaf has started getting the whiskey barrel note to it. The brew is darker and full with the smoke coming back in but the sweetness and berry comes at the end.
I expect this one to brew a while and I will add an addendum to this. It keeps getting stronger and may outlast me on the session for today. I have no doubt that this will brew well tomorrow as well.
The thing about this tea is the aging. Not so dry as to not mature and not so wet as to get the mustiness that often accompanies it. This is right and one of the best, so far, Dali Tuos that I have had. I think if nothing else of trying this if you don’t mind the smoke touches in there. A sample if as good as the one I got will give you a great session with this tea.

Flavors: Creamy, Earth, Jam, Smoke, Sweet, Whiskey

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
aardvarkcheeselog

lol “infected mushroom.”

tperez

When did your samples arrive? Still waiting on mine

Dustin

I wonder if the name is a tribute to the band! Sounds like a fun complex tea!

mrmopar

I got mine in Thursday. Not sure about the band reference unless they are smooooth. I think this will go a few days as it still hasn’t fully broken up yet.

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