2016 Sister Brother

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Fig, Flowers, Fruity, Grass, Green, Hay, Medicinal, Sugar
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185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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  • “Sister and Brother is a fantastic experience. The bricks are mensong material, one roasted during the ‘kill green’ process than the other. In my opinion, I thought they were both great. I couldn’t...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sister is nicely compressed daily type of sheng. Easy to break. Simple to brew. Consistency is a for sure here as well Maybe not the best for longevity, but it’s an easy sipper for a daily drinker.” Read full tasting note
  • “An update to my previous review. I left it for about ten weeks and that has really made a difference. Both teas have lost the bacon taste. Brother has retained a bit of pleasant smokiness,...” Read full tasting note

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The Sister Brother set is a comparison sample set that illustrates the difference in processing styles that can exist between two different people, in this case a sister and brother.
The material in the bricks is identical Nannuo mountain material, but each brick was commissioned to be processed by only one person. The sister brick is material processed with a shorter kill green phase at a lower temperature, where as the brother brick is processed with a higher flame and fried for a longer time. These are their natural processing styles as people, I simply told them to process the tea as they normally would and to keep their respective materials separate for pressing.
This set is best used in a side by side comparison to see how the person processing a tea can influence the end results of identical material. It should shed light on how much variation can truly occur, not only within a “single origin” tea, but even within a family using identical material from a single tea garden.
Each set is 200 grams of raw Puer tea, comprised of two 100g bricks. Though this is an educational set, the tea is pretty damn nice – learning should be fun.

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Sister and Brother is a fantastic experience. The bricks are mensong material, one roasted during the ‘kill green’ process than the other. In my opinion, I thought they were both great. I couldn’t chose a favorite between Brother or Sister, because they both stood so strong on their own.

Overall, they were fruity, floral, and sweet. I recommend this experience to anyone because of how fun it was. However, I would rate this a 100, but I felt like the iron pressing of these bricks kind of lessened the experience. However, both bricks were complex in flavor and gave off an amazing body feel.

You can read a better detailed review on my site…

https://www.theoolongdrunk.com/single-post/2017/05/07/Sister-Bother-by-White2Tea

Flavors: Fig, Flowers, Fruity, Grass, Green, Hay, Medicinal, Sugar

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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Sister is nicely compressed daily type of sheng. Easy to break. Simple to brew. Consistency is a for sure here as well

Maybe not the best for longevity, but it’s an easy sipper for a daily drinker.

a bad pasty

“Easy to break”

One of the funniest things I’ve read in awhile. The whole brick is compressed to a masocistic degree. I was actually thinking about contacting 2dog to give some constructive critisism on this. I understand heavy compression on something that’s largely intended to be aged, but when the point is to compare processing techniques, the compression doesn’t have much upside.

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An update to my previous review. I left it for about ten weeks and that has really made a difference. Both teas have lost the bacon taste. Brother has retained a bit of pleasant smokiness, especially in the first few steeps. Sister seems to have lost that as well. It is probably a nice enough tea on its own but next to the stronger tasting brother it feels like it’s missing something.

Both teas are somewhat light bodied though, whereas my preference runs more towards strong bodied teas.

It will be interesting to see how they develop further.

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