Spring 2003 Raw Wild Puerh Cake, Yiwu, Yunnan

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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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  • “I received a generous sample of this tea from Stephane the last time I placed an order with Tea Masters. I was expecting much seeing as 1) it was a free sample and 2) at only 7 years old, it’s a...” Read full tasting note
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I received a generous sample of this tea from Stephane the last time I placed an order with Tea Masters. I was expecting much seeing as 1) it was a free sample and 2) at only 7 years old, it’s a pretty young sheng. Gladly, my expectations were far exceeded.

This is one of the best young shengs I have ever tried, mellow and complex beyond its years. It brews up a beautiful dark amber-red, and has an aroma of sweet pipe tobacco. The flavor is a perfect blend of earthy and floral, with just the slightest bitterness lingering at the back of the tongue, resulting in a lovely aftertaste. This is a very special tea that will be amazing in another 10+ years.

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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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I almost wonder if the sample I received which prompted me to buy a cake, is different from the cake I received. I really enjoyed the subtleties of this tea when sampling, but found it lacking when I got a cake. Perhaps I need a few more sessions. It was MUCH greener and raw than a tea of this age should be, although it was fairly brown with oxidation so it looked to be the correct age as claimed. In 2019, this tea is 16 years old, but it drinks more like a 5-8 year old sheng. It was raw on the stomach, not much chaqi, no lingering aftertaste, vegetal flavor, and quite honestly not worth the cost of entry. Perhaps I need to adjust parameters a bit when brewing, but can’t figure out why sample and cake are so different. Based on what I just drank, I would NOT buy a cake of this. Many more teas that are much cheaper, that are much better. Right now this is for sale around $550/500g cake. Makes me wonder if prices are arbitrarily attached to age? This isn’t worth half that price TBH.

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