2010 Bulang Ancient Tree

Tea type
Pu'erh Tea
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Flavors
Tobacco
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5 g 3 oz / 75 ml

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  • “I blind-bought this cake on an impulse. It’s not a smart time for me to be splurging on tea, but here we are. This hasn’t been with me long, and I think it needs more time to adjust… but I did want...” Read full tasting note
  • “My first Bulang. Very enjoyable aroma: smoke, leather, spices, ripe fruits and something herbal/camphor. The camphor is very subtle and merges well with the other elements without being...” Read full tasting note
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From The Essence of Tea

We discovered this in the warehouse of a friend in Kunming who specialises in Bulang area tea. He pressed this in 2012 from aged maocha and has been storing it since then.

The raw material comes from ancient trees from Manmu, Banpen, Xin Banzhang and Man Xin Long villages and bears all the hallmarks of great Bulang area tea – it’s thick, rich, with a balanced bitter note appearing in later steeps and long, steady aftertaste. There’s a slight hint of smoke that is well balanced and not overpowering at all. The storage has been very clean and the tea has plenty of strength for the long term.

This is a great tea for those who like the characteristics of the Bulang area, and at a price that we’d struggle to buy and press fresh tea for in 2021.

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I blind-bought this cake on an impulse. It’s not a smart time for me to be splurging on tea, but here we are. This hasn’t been with me long, and I think it needs more time to adjust… but I did want to jot down first impressions so I can come back and have my mind blown later. No pressure, little cakey-poo.

Impressions are not much, honestly. I felt like the entire session had a straightjacket on it, the leaf being pleasant enough but not really offering up anything in the way of distinct or interesting tasting notes. Classic Bulang tobacco, if I may be so bold, but muted. I read over Tea_Ass’s 2yo note just now and it feels like we drank different teas. This one’s going in my crock, then up the mountain, then into a sunny window… and then I’ll pull it back out in a few months. Qi is nice enough; I do feel more grounded and relaxed than when I sat down with it (a function of the ritual or the molecules, hmm?).

I drove up the mountain and signed all my papers today. Keys in two days. Met some super cool neighbors next door, and one across the way who lives alone and reminds me of Eeyore and I love her. Met some other townsfolk, too, and feel like they’re my people. I’m excited and a little dreading how much work moving + prepping our current place to sell is going to be all at once. But. Excited.

Flavors: Tobacco

ashmanra

Sometimes a tea purchase is self-care. I’m just sayin’. We all believe in self-care, right?

beerandbeancurd

I do believe in self care! Bags and bags and crocks and drawers and shelves full of self care over here! o_O

gmathis

Congratulations! So if the neighbor is Eeyore (I love Eeyore people), does that make you Pooh, Piglet, or Owl?

Mastress Alita

I’m an Eeyore person too, with a fair bit of Rabbit mixed in.

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My first Bulang. Very enjoyable aroma: smoke, leather, spices, ripe fruits and something herbal/camphor. The camphor is very subtle and merges well with the other elements without being overpowering. I find this tea very solid and balanced, the qi is strong and gave me a grounding feeling. No tension, no faster heartbeat. I felt comfortably high and unfocused. The aftertaste is medium strong, with wood and spices. As the session goes on it gets more herbal, pungent with some vanilla. Bitterness and astringency are never off-putting.

Preparation
5 g 3 OZ / 75 ML

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