2008 Vanilla Palace

Tea type
Pu'erh Pu'erh (sheng) Blend
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Vanilla, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Marshall Weber
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 g 2 oz / 60 ml

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  • “Order of the Banzhang Zhengshan TF sampler from PJ just arrived yesterday and I’m super excited to try all these teas out. Supposedly, this is a newer, boutique factory that started in 2006. This...” Read full tasting note
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The ’08 Vanilla Palace, BZZS is an organic production originally picked up in Kunming in ’17. The Chinese name is “Palace Holy Tea”. Palace, gongting, is a designation almost exclusively assigned to ripe productions of the highest grade, i.e., smallest leaf.

This treasure ages into a strong root beer class production, but in its less-aged incarnation manifests as a ferociously bitter and astringent customer, reflective it its tiny leaf BZ composition. 400g. Latest batched dry-stored and in LA since Feb ’23.

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Order of the Banzhang Zhengshan TF sampler from PJ just arrived yesterday and I’m super excited to try all these teas out. Supposedly, this is a newer, boutique factory that started in 2006.

This tea is pretty bitter for a 15 yo tea. Bitterness is medium with medium-low astringency. Bitterness does ameliorate starting at infusion 6, but the flavor that’s left isn’t phenomenal. Leaves smell of vanilla. Mouthfeel is nothing special.

Not a bad tea, but not very impressed with it either. Not super complex to my palate and tastes more like a 5 yo sheng than a 15 yo one. Perhaps that would make it good for aging, but if I’m not loving the undernotes, I don’t plan on caking it. On to the next sample…

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Vanilla, Vegetal

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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