2017 Sloppy Jimbo

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Cherry, Chocolate, Earth, Stewed Fruits, Sugar, Wet Rocks, Baked Bread, Molasses, Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Wet Wood, Wood, Mineral, Umami, Wet Earth
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 53 oz / 1579 ml

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  • “the smell from the dry leaves in the cake is like bakers chocolate with a hint of stewed fruit like cherry.. the leaves in the gaiwan when wet are an intense bakers chocolate with cheeries and...” Read full tasting note
    95
  • “A ripe puerh I’d heard was an easy drinker. After a rinse, I started steeping at 10 seconds with 5 second intervals. However, any of my steeps longer than 20 seconds made the liquor too...” Read full tasting note
    65
  • “It’s still miserably cold here in Montreal, so my shou streak has bled out from the weekend into today at the office… I brought my fresh cake of this in with me today to share with anyone else who...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “The first thought I get pouring this into my cup before taking a sip is the almost Soy Sauce aroma off the gaiwan. An aromatic umami right at the front that is paired with a bready aroma. Reminds...” Read full tasting note
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Sloppy Jimbo was pressed in 2017.

A medium bodied, easy drinking ripe Puer. Smooth texture with an emphasis on woody and earthy character over sweetness. Perfect as an everyday shou and/or brewed grandpa style in a big mug.

Each cake is 200 grams of tea. Also available as roughly 8 gram coins.

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the smell from the dry leaves in the cake is like bakers chocolate with a hint of stewed fruit like cherry.. the leaves in the gaiwan when wet are an intense bakers chocolate with cheeries and slight earthiness. the first infusion after rinses are red unless you let it steep for a while after that it quickly turns to that classic dark characteristic. there is no cloudyness to it. some people say this has a fishy characteristics which i dont detect all. the site says it doenst reall have sweetness but to me the sweetness isquite prominent on the tip and sides of the tongue. it is like putting sugar on your tongue for a few seconds. to me this is one of the finest shou’s you can get the flavor is light but the consistency can be syrupy. this is a perfect all day drinker or a once in a while treat. to me i get like brownies with very light earthiness its more sweet than i had figured it would he unless im just hallucinating the sweetness haha. anyways this is a must try and must have if your a shou lover or love hei cha in general. this one is my personal favorite and im going to buy a few more cakes of it soon. i do flash steepings and that seems to work. brew to your standards and im sure it will come out perfect

Flavors: Cherry, Chocolate, Earth, Stewed Fruits, Sugar, Wet Rocks

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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A ripe puerh I’d heard was an easy drinker. After a rinse, I started steeping at 10 seconds with 5 second intervals. However, any of my steeps longer than 20 seconds made the liquor too astringent/bitter for my liking.

The liquor is very thick and very dark. Even the rinse was darker than my other samples. I found notes of bread, molasses and earth throughout. I found it pretty uniform, with astringency/bitterness on the finish. There is a very heavy emphasis on the molasses; it’s uncanny how present it is. Luckily, there is no hint of the low-quality or ‘young’ ripe puerh aroma (fishiness).

After 5 or so steeps, it eases up pretty quickly, both in colour and flavour. Again, if steeped briefly, it’s intensity is less obvious and is rather manageable.

I’d say I enjoyed it overall. For those who like dark puerhs high in earthy sweet notes, you’ll enjoy Sloppy Jimbo. I wouldn’t quite grandpa-style brew it as suggested, but it can be easy drinking.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Earth, Molasses

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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It’s still miserably cold here in Montreal, so my shou streak has bled out from the weekend into today at the office…

I brought my fresh cake of this in with me today to share with anyone else who might also be feeling some shou during this cold weather – which ended up being pretty much everyone on my lab team. We basically all just broke off a chunk of the cake and drank it grandpa style in these little “beaker” type mugs we’ve got & compared notes while doing our individual things. Worth noting that I’ve had this tea before in the smaller coin compression, but this was my first time trying it in the larger cake compression style.

I think there’s a bit more of that wet piling quality to this that I experienced in the coin; but I still wouldn’t call it foul/fishy/unpleasant – just subtely present. As this airs out/settles more it’s going to become a really, really beautifully sweet tasting shou though! We all agreed that the finish of this had a wonderful brown sugar/burnt sugar note to it, and I think that came from the body notes which we thick, and syrupy/molasses heavy. Some woodier undertones to, and the faintest edge of dates. Primarily that heavy, dark molasses note though.

So thick & dark – but that’s exactly what I needed today with the current weather.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Molasses, Wet Wood, Wood

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The first thought I get pouring this into my cup before taking a sip is the almost Soy Sauce aroma off the gaiwan. An aromatic umami right at the front that is paired with a bready aroma. Reminds me of a large brick of 10 yr old Xingmai grade 7 I’ve been enjoying minus the camphor from age.

As per the company description, this is a medium (to light) bodied shu that leans to the earthier side. No wet pile funk/fishiness detected. It is an inoffensive, if somewhat boring, shu puer. But that’s what I expected, as that is how it’s marketed. A passable daily drinker that you don’t really need to focus on. At $0.75 for the 8 gram Mini Jimbo coin, I think it is a safe add on. I’ll probably buy a few more on my next order just to throw in my backpack as it makes a great option for Grandpa style on the go.

Made a Christmas Day purchase of most of the white2tea’s 2017 shus. This is the second on the block for me, after loving and doubling down my order of Lumber Slut. As that would imply I have a bias to woodier and sweeter shus.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Mineral, Umami, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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