2014 Hai Lang Hao "Bu Lang Tribute Brick" Ripe Pu-erh tea

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Cherry, Chocolate, Nuts, Sweet, Earth, Rice
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Boiling 8 g 4 oz / 125 ml

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  • “I just finished my first tea session of the new year with some 2014 Hai Lang Hao Bu Lang Tribute shou puerh from Yunnan Sourcing. I’ve had this sample for about a month, plenty of time after...” Read full tasting note
  • “Not having shou in awhile, due to heat, I decided to try some once again. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIP38Z5AohN/ Very clear impression that I dislike shou. I think what has happened recently is...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea was quite tasty. There was a fair amount of fermentation flavor in this tea. It was especially strong in the first infusion but less so in subsequent infusions. I’d say I noticed it...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I was hoping this would settle my stomach, but it didn’t. It’s quite nice, though. I did two long rinses, letting it sit between (aka I totally forgot about the tea). The first steep wasn’t quite...” Read full tasting note

From Yunnan Sourcing

Another high quality ripe pu-erh tea from Hai Lang! This is entirely Spring 2011 fermented wild arbor tea from Bu Lang area of Menghai. The tea was fermented in Menghai under the supervision of Xinghai tea factory in summer of 2011. The tea was then stored in Menghai until late 2014 when it was purchased and pressed by Hai Lang.

The brewed tea has some bitterness in the beginning but quickly gives way to a rich and malty taste that quickly becomes sweet in the mouth. The tea is lubricating to the mouth and throat and there is a subtle but noticeable cha qi. Tea soup is burgundy and clear, thick and viscous.

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I just finished my first tea session of the new year with some 2014 Hai Lang Hao Bu Lang Tribute shou puerh from Yunnan Sourcing. I’ve had this sample for about a month, plenty of time after shipping and while this was good when I tasted it fresh off the porch it is even better now! It still has the Bu Lang aroma like the Hui Run but now with more sweet cherry to it. The tea soup is very flavorful and changes throughout the session, opening up with bitterness and an almost saccharine sweetness. It very quickly reveals a strong cherry flavor, between dried and fresh, alongside a chocolate which eventual evolved into s nuttiness. Mouthfeel is very oily and cooling. Qi isn’t super intense but is definitely there. I usually drink shou for the overall experience as opposed to chasing qi anyway and the qi isn’t actually lacking. I always enjoy Hai Lang Hao puerh and this is no exception. The overall brick is an entire kilogram which makes the buy in price higher even though the price per gram is extremely good. This is definitely on my list of stuff to stock up on.

Flavors: Cherry, Chocolate, Nuts, Sweet

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Not having shou in awhile, due to heat, I decided to try some once again.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIP38Z5AohN/

Very clear impression that I dislike shou. I think what has happened recently is drinking 1 sheng a day for my longer sessions to get my regions down better and age/storage/taste/stuffffffffffz has actually caused me to dislike the strong/harsher stuff like shou that is just so straining on the palate. This is true of cheap and bitter sheng as well.

This brown brick, that could be used as a large lego piece when you’re making a home fortress, is actually good in terms of ripe. There are no sour notes nor does it has a strong upfront taste that makes the session rough. Personally I am just going to the light side.

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This tea was quite tasty. There was a fair amount of fermentation flavor in this tea. It was especially strong in the first infusion but less so in subsequent infusions. I’d say I noticed it through four or five steeps. I also got an interesting sweet note from this tea. It took me a little while to pin it down, sticky rice in the third and fourth steeps. I know there was no sticky rice used in the creation of this brick but the note was there and very strong. Even after this note was history it was a nice tasting sweet ripe. There were no realy off flavors to this tea. The brick itself was tightly compressed. I had a lot of trouble breaking off the 9g of tea I used in my yixing teapot. And I was using a pretty sharp tea knife that I just got from White2Tea. I think they used quality leaves in this but that of course is just my impression.

I steeped this twelve times in a 110ml yixing teatpot with 9g 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, 1 min, 1.5 mini, and 2 min. I really think I could have kept on going with this. The leaves didn’t look finished by the color of the tea soup. I think this tea would go at least fifteen steeps maybe more.

Flavors: Earth, Rice, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 9 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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2221 tasting notes

I was hoping this would settle my stomach, but it didn’t.

It’s quite nice, though. I did two long rinses, letting it sit between (aka I totally forgot about the tea). The first steep wasn’t quite up to snuff, but was very drinkable. Subsequent steeps have been quite tasty though. Almost sweet and spicy. The texture is great, too.

Of course I’m still sick and can’t really smell anything, so ymmv. :)

Thanks so much for sharing, Dexter. Pretty sure this was part of one of clubs we split.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
mrmopar

Hope you get feeling better soon. It sucks being sick.

boychik

Boo this sickness is too long. Get well soon. I love this shou

OMGsrsly

Ugh I am so sick of being sick! Definitely feeling better today though my nose is still messed up. I slept for AGES last night and it was lovely!

Indigobloom

everyone around me is getting sick! so much suffering :(
and I’m always the last one to fall heh

Indigobloom

get well sooooooon!

OMGsrsly

11 beautiful hours of sleep last night! Sleep is amazing.

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