2011 Black Star Puerh Stuffed Xinhui Mandarin

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Citrus Zest, Herbs, Medicinal, Musty, Oak wood, Paper, Earth, Smoked, Sweet
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Average preparation
Boiling 9 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “Just a very short note. It’s my first introduction to tea and mandarin. Due to the small, loose leaves I found it a bit hard to estimate the amount of tea (I don’t use a scale) and I perhaps...” Read full tasting note
  • “My latest obsession…puerh stuffed Xinhui mandarin. For the price, very underwhelming. No off flavors or wet storage, pretty clean, except a dominant taste of paper. Perhaps the paper wrapper that’s...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is a very tasty puerh stuffed mandarin. There is the earthy taste from the ripe puerh and the smoky taste from the mandarin. It is not quite as smoky as some I have tasted. The earthy flavor...” Read full tasting note
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Just a very short note. It’s my first introduction to tea and mandarin.

Due to the small, loose leaves I found it a bit hard to estimate the amount of tea (I don’t use a scale) and I perhaps understeeped a bit. At any rate, the deep darkness was gone after two steeps, leaving a brownish liquor.

The smell, as noted by others, was dominated by paper. When drinking, there was a very pronounced taste which I assume is what’s meant by medicinal. I haven’t tasted that in other shus, so I’m wondering whether this is the contribution of the mandarin or a result of mandarin and tea aging together. I didn’t get any smokiness.

I think it may be tasting better without the paper smell, so I put the remainder, sans wrapper, in a stoneware pot to be forgotten for a while. The wrapper, by the way, smelled incredibly strong of mandarin/orange. If I’d bought it anywhere else I’d have suspected the wrapper had been soaked in ethereal oil before packaging.

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My latest obsession…puerh stuffed Xinhui mandarin. For the price, very underwhelming. No off flavors or wet storage, pretty clean, except a dominant taste of paper. Perhaps the paper wrapper that’s sealed inside plastic has affected the taste? I’ll leave some to air out for a bit to see if that goes away, update review as necessary.

Very pleasant and complex aromas, I am blown away by the smell. So yummy and relaxing, pleasant, just simply pleasant. Saying “citrus” doesn’t do it justice. It smells similar to the liqueur Grand Marnier. Musty earthy citrus herbal.

Aromas didn’t manifest into flavors unfortunately. Liquor was thinner than I prefer in shu, and pretty flat. Didn’t really get much complexity, much flavor, or even much ripe puerh flavors at all. Dominant paper taste with a tinge of herbal citrus.

Someone else said it was smoky, there was no smokiness in mine. Used gaiwan.

Flavors: Citrus Zest, Herbs, Medicinal, Musty, Oak wood, Paper

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This is a very tasty puerh stuffed mandarin. There is the earthy taste from the ripe puerh and the smoky taste from the mandarin. It is not quite as smoky as some I have tasted. The earthy flavor was clean and persisted for about four steeps. The smoky taste was present even in the tenth steep. Presumably because of it’s smoked nature this tea did not develop in my opinion a taste of chocolate. But it definitely developed a fruity taste as much from the mandarin as from the ripe puerh. This is a fairly expensive puerh at something like $9.50 per 30g mandarin but it is good. It has no wet storage taste to it at all.

I steeped this in a 120ml gaiwan with 9.3g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. Judging by the color of the tea in the tenth steep I’d say this was nearly played out but I’m fairly certain I could get two more steeps out of it.

Flavors: Earth, Smoked, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 9 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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