2016 Post Truth

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Grapes, Summer, Sweet, Thick, Vegetables, Vegetal
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 2 oz / 70 ml

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  • “Opening my sample bag, I was surprised to find that this is an iron cake. Must not have been paying close attention when I added this to my order! The smell in the bag is very vegetal and green...” Read full tasting note
  • “I decided to drink this yesterday when I couldn’t make up my mind on starting a tea or not. This being an iron cake is no lie. I started it early in the day, did four steeps (washes) with long...” Read full tasting note

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The 2016 post truth is an iron cake with very tight compression.
The material of post truth is fragrance forward, with an engaging aroma and a sweet backbone. This tea is great to drink right away or age for the long haul.

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Opening my sample bag, I was surprised to find that this is an iron cake. Must not have been paying close attention when I added this to my order! The smell in the bag is very vegetal and green like grass clippings. Warmed up in a gaiwan, the smell is thick and pungent, reminiscent of juicy late summer vegetables. It has a sort of heavy sweet tomato vine thing going on. It’s very unusual and doesn’t smell like a typical sheng at all.

Because the compression is so tight, I’m giving this two rinses, each followed by a long standing period with the lid on to loosen up the leaves. This worked okay but I ended up carefully pulling the layers apart by hand to speed things up.

The first steeps are very light but they leave a lingering sweetness in the mouth. Once this tea gets going, it’s quite good. Thick and creamy with a green tea body upfront followed by a lasting grape skin sweetness. It’s fun to taste the evolution of the flavor over the course of 15 seconds or so in the mouth. There’s some very light astringency and bitterness but it’s very tame for puer harvested just 1 year ago.

Flash steeping carried me through 6 or 7 infusions before I had to start adding time. That’s a little bit more than average for me, so that’s pretty good in my book.

This is a fun tea that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone who enjoys green tea or is tired of typical apricoty sheng.

Flavors: Grapes, Summer, Sweet, Thick, Vegetables

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 80 ML
mrmopar

Awesome review! Thanks as I have been wondering about this one.

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358 tasting notes

I decided to drink this yesterday when I couldn’t make up my mind on starting a tea or not. This being an iron cake is no lie. I started it early in the day, did four steeps (washes) with long rests in between each before it started to open up. Long like…I went to do dishes after one, went to groom my two dogs after another, went skating after another…you get the idea. I’m glad the chunk I pulled out of my sample was perfectly sized at 7g so I didn’t have to do anything to it.

Once the leaves did separate themselves from one another, their quality became apparent. I steeped this tea out throughout the afternoon and evening of yesterday and continued with it this morning. I didn’t get much out of it as far as complexity goes. It mostly tasted vegetal in the way green tea does, which I found interesting.

I will certainly give this one another try, but at this point it’s one that I would rather let mature than drink at this exact moment.

Flavors: Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 7 g
Matu

I did a couple long rinses to start this one off (like I might for a teaball) and it was pretty cooperative.

Inkay

Yeah, I probably only did a few seconds for each rinse with a bit of agitation. It eventually opened up beautifully, but took its sweet time. I can only clearly recall doing longer rinses with the planets from CLT thus far. I will try doing that the next time I make this one. Do you have a recommendations for how long to rinse?

Matu

I think I did two ~30s rinses, which may have been a bit of overkill. But I have little tolerance or patience for waiting for Iron cakes to break up lol. Second rinse might have been drinkable too.

Inkay

Good deal. I’ve got enough for at least two more sessions, so I’ll give this a shot!

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