2016 "Road to Lincang"

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Astringent, Flowers, Hay, Jasmine, Smoke, Sweet
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 56 oz / 1664 ml

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  • “I was really impressed this tea! This tea is about jasmine. Gentle powdery and sweetness. Flowery notes are very intensive from first to 6th step. I got more hay and camphor’s notes in further...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This was an excellent tea. Sampled it from the Puerh Tea TTB. It has a very clean and crisp taste. This was especially so drinking it out of my new silver teacup. It did indeed have a light...” Read full tasting note
    86
  • “Perfectly described on the website – ‘…smooth sweet clean taste coupled with light fruitiness and a gentle lingering bitterness’ Thats basically it in a nutshell – I found this easy to drink, the...” Read full tasting note
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From What-Cha

A pungent Lincang tea great for drinking young with a smooth sweet clean taste coupled with light fruitiness and a gentle lingering bitterness.

The second ever What-Cha commissioned cake and the first of the 2016! A huge thanks goes to Paul of Two Dog fame for taking up the commission.

Origin: A far flung part of Lincang, Yunnan, China
Tree Age: 50-100 years
Pu-erh Type: Sheng (Raw)

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85
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I was really impressed this tea!
This tea is about jasmine. Gentle powdery and sweetness. Flowery notes are very intensive from first to 6th step. I got more hay and camphor’s notes in further steps. No bitterness at all.
I’ve started from 5 sec
10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 30sec, 40 sec, 50 sec, 1min, 1min 30 sec, 2 min
Overall, I was enjoining this tea in every step. Clear and pungent. Smooth and round. Flowery and sweet. Very notable ‘qi’ from the 3rd step and gentle huiguan. No complexity but the perfect candidate for everyday puerh.

Flavors: Astringent, Flowers, Hay, Jasmine, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 110 OZ / 3253 ML

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This was an excellent tea. Sampled it from the Puerh Tea TTB. It has a very clean and crisp taste. This was especially so drinking it out of my new silver teacup. It did indeed have a light fruitiness and a slight bitterness. This is one I will consider buying if I ever get around to an order from What Cha.

I gave this ten steeps in a 75ml teapot with 5.3g leaves and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 minute. I think the tea would have gone a few more steeps if I didn’t want to move on to something else.

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 3 OZ / 75 ML

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338 tasting notes

Perfectly described on the website – ‘…smooth sweet clean taste coupled with light fruitiness and a gentle lingering bitterness’

Thats basically it in a nutshell – I found this easy to drink, the vege-bitter was never overpowering, slight cooling menthol-aroma also part of that aspect. Sweetness, decent longevity – i’m still drinking it well over 10 steeps. Also nice price being a tenner for 100g, and UK-based, so good value for me.

tanluwils

Haven’t placed an order from Tea Urchin yet for the same reasons. $20, no thank you.

Nattie

I had no idea What-Cha was UK based! This is not going to be good for my hoarding…

Rasseru

Oh nattie… what-cha is my impulse tea buy go-to :) order it midweek to get here by the weekend

Rasseru

Tanluwils, maybe mention it on the forum, and others might want to order at the same time and you can group buy to save on shipping :)

tanluwils

Not a bad idea!

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