2014 Bulang Beauty Spring Raw

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Drying, Floral, Flowers, Hay, Peach, Pepper, Peppercorn, Sweet, Tart, Vegetal, Bitter, Sweet, warm grass, Honey, Orchid
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 oz / 78 ml

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  • “Such a wonderful production. The first time I had it it was over-brewed. When I got a crack at it, it proved to be a most luxurious experience. This is a righteous puer with a personality and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A beautiful tea. I love Bulang; there’s something about the peppery acidity that makes me happy. The leaf is loosely compressed and has a sharp grassy scent. The undertones include some light...” Read full tasting note
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  • “If you have this, go get 6g right now and try/retry it. I drank this all day at work and it was amazing. At first this was like a dancong which was interesting, but then those undertone floral...” Read full tasting note
  • “Breaking this out for review tonight. Nice thick wrapper on this one. I broke off about 11 grams to brew in the Gaiwan. I gave a rinse and a little sit time before starting out. This carries a...” Read full tasting note

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2014 Bulang Beauty Spring Raw 357g
Our 2014 Bulang Beauty is made even more beautiful by the addition of 10% topshelf ancient tree kucha from the Myanmar border, 10% 2012 Lao Ban Zhang and 2013 Lao Man E maocha. The older leaves give the soup a noticeably darker color, and the blend creates complexity and balance, with an interesting interplay between bitter and sweet. The aroma is all brown sugar & barn straw. The flavor is classic bulang but with more honey, which makes it less bitter than 2013’s Bulang Beauty. The mouthfeel is very thick and smooth, with a fast huigan that coats the throat with sweetness. This tea has chaqi in spades, the energy rises from the diaphragm, and balls in the chest. Needless to say we are very proud of this creation – Belle calls it “perfect”.

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63 tasting notes

Such a wonderful production. The first time I had it it was over-brewed. When I got a crack at it, it proved to be a most luxurious experience. This is a righteous puer with a personality and depth, decidedly and complexly feminine. Depth. The balance between fragrance and Bulangness might be attributable to when it was picked. I don’t know the details. It’s not bitter, which accounts for reviews that say it is a lighter Bulang, but this is not a light treasure. The fragrance from the gaiwan (gaiwan only this please) is magnificent. The thick, cosmic communications when you hold the broth in your mouth, no words. Then you sense the grounding, not bitter, of Bulang. They, Bulangs, aren’t necessarily bitter, actually, but unwaveringly grounded.

Flash infusions for the first 5 rounds for certain, then, on the next day, for it will certainly give you the business those five, start increasing time from 15s. Very highly recommended.

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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506 tasting notes

A beautiful tea. I love Bulang; there’s something about the peppery acidity that makes me happy. The leaf is loosely compressed and has a sharp grassy scent. The undertones include some light florals and sweet aromatic wood. I warmed up my shibo and threw it in. I gave the shibo a shake and lifted the lid to intense raisin tones with apricot. The scents are sweet and heavy. I can take in some dark wood underneath a massive amount of peach. This was going to be a good tea. I washed the leaves and gave em a steep. The taste has a sweet character with some light bitterness, at first. The peppery kuwei rises up from the vegetal and floral qualities to nip at the tongue. The next steep yields some roasted vegetable tones with a consistent rising peppercorn. The astringency appears at about steep three with a drying squeaky clean tone. The dryness is tart and cleansing. The brew then turns into a unique drink with bright tones; I can pick up daises, lemon, and hay. The aftertaste is potent and lasting with a tart sweetness; alike a lemon bar. The qi hits mid session and it hits hard. A nice vibrating sensation the creates a tingling pulse up the spine. By the end of the session, I can feel my hairs rise. This is a goosebumpin’ tea! I really enjoy this one, and I can’t wait to get some more of it!

Flavors: Drying, Floral, Flowers, Hay, Peach, Pepper, Peppercorn, Sweet, Tart, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML
mrmopar

I really like e this one a bunch.

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If you have this, go get 6g right now and try/retry it.

I drank this all day at work and it was amazing.
At first this was like a dancong which was interesting, but then those undertone floral notes vanished and the light sheng came through. Why should you try this though? Well, this tea kicked my ass. I fell out of my chair once at work today which was the first time ever as well. This tea is a strong relaxing tea. Drink and feel your eyes become heavy.

10 second brews. 90c. 6g.
Absolutely wonderful, but it is a different feel than the 2011 Bang Wei that had me GONE

Rasseru

tea urchin putting things in their tea again?

mrmopar

A good one.

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Breaking this out for review tonight.
Nice thick wrapper on this one. I broke off about 11 grams to brew in the Gaiwan.
I gave a rinse and a little sit time before starting out. This carries a nice sweetness to it.
First brew are 5 seconds. The tea carries the sharpness and bitterness of a Bulang tea without being as intense as some. Still strong and still punchy. The tea is almost thick and viscous that coats the mouth and tongue in a good way.
Kuwei is nice and it causes some salivation between sips. There is just a hint of floral in there somewhere. Aftertaste lingers with this one.

Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Sweet, warm grass

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 11 g 3 OZ / 88 ML
Haveteawilltravel

I’ve been wanting to try this :)

Brian

ive been eyeing this sucker for a while. havent actually placed an order with Tea Urchin yet….

Haveteawilltravel

neither have I Brian, It’s the shipping that deters me Dx

mrmopar

If you guys need a split I am sure we can work it out. The shipping from China from them ain’t bad though.

paxl13

11 GRAMS in 90ml…. I do 6g in 90ml!!! DAMN You have a real WARRIOR STOMACH

mrmopar

I like a kick in the teeth. I do very short steeps although.

Kirkoneill1988

i’ll try this someday

paxl13

@mrmopar Let’s be honnest, you like it WARRIOR STYLE :) nothings wrong with that :D

Kirkoneill1988

@paxl13 i have a strong stomach too

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I should straight up review this tea at some point… it is like bulang light… as in bitterness but some aspects of florals and more subtle notes you don’t normally get from BULANG. Also delicious honey notes. This is one of my favorite teas, and I could drink it everyday… and need to save some to do that once it’s older and less tummy aggravating.

Anyways, when I was trying a sample of w2t’s 2015 colbert… the menghai blends made me think of each other. They have a lot of similarities… so I ended up having a show down between them yesterday. This is that tea drunk rant, after that Game of Thrones finale traumatized me:

For post 13… we have the Song of Water and Fire… The game of bulangs. You win or you doom cart.
To the left is our Geisha Snow, the Tea Urchin 2014 Bulang Beauty. To the right White 2 Tea’s champion: Colbert Targarian.

With a year of experience under her belt Geisha Snow has a much more refined taste. Future citizens of Bulang Shan will have a well rounded mannered experienced leader everyone can love. And at $99 for a full size cake, many more citizens can afford and enjoy her.

Fiesty and freshly plucked from the province of Yunnan comes Colbert Targarian. You can tell by looking at those big strong leaves that they can handle the heat of firey waters. While this champion is still green, the after taste endures. Colbert is a bit fiesty and still has those rough bulang manners. So he is a champion for those who already support Bulang-Shan ’ s claim to the throne, and is unlikely to convert any devotees to the path of Yiwu. Also at $80 for 200 grams, or $151.20 for a full size cake… This is a great leader this year for hard core bulang followers.

Both are great drinks and have show worthy wrappers.

At the end… I preferred Bulang Beauty… which pleased me because I really enjoyed Colbert but I already have a cake of Bulang Beauty to love and cherish. Based on what people say about aging, I’m sure Colbert will age better in the long term. It has a fuller body and bitterness… so if someone had money they should get both and enjoy them one after another :P

Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Honey

Preparation
5 g 2 OZ / 59 ML
scribbles

great note! :)

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Surprisingly, this hasn’t been reviewed yet! I’ve always wanted to try this cake – basically cause I think the wrapper is pretty.

Overall, a great example of young bulang. Sharp and bitter with floral notes of orchid and some lingering notes of apple skin. Probably not something I would drink in its young state, but still a solid tea.

Flavors: Bitter, Orchid

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