This is one of my first Pu-erh tried at the begining of this year.
I forgot that it was in my cupboard yet, so after passing some months and after trying other new Pu-erh teas, I came back to drink it.

These are loose leaf form, single leaf or group of two (including bud), brown colour with light and dark tones, shaped flat. It smeels earthy and delicate wood.

The liquor is red brown, clear, with light body but astringent, after it starts to be a bit creamy.

I’ve rinsed it for 15’’ and the aromas surprised me: earthy but also smoky, malty, robust, intense.
Also in the mouth I taste smoky, earthy, woody notes, not so much intense, and bitter; the aftertaste of mild smoky and bitterness is long.
By the delicate notes in the mouth and the bitterness for me it’s difficult enjoying these tea.

Not too bad, not too good…

Steeping time: 15’’, 20’’, 30’’, 45’’, 1’, 1’20’’, 1’40’’, 2’10’’..

Flavors: Astringent, Earth, Malt, Smoke, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Hi everyone!
I’m a begginer, I’m still exploring this vast world of tea by reading books, tea blogs, reviews and discussions on Steepster, and of course by drinking as much new types of tea as possible.

I love green teas from China (except teas like Gunpowder, Chun Mee..), and Japan.
In my cupboard there must be always present some Sencha and any chinese green tea which has apricot or vegetable notes.
I’m very curious to try teas from South Korea, but for now I had the pleasure to try only Woojeon green tea.

I also like roasted oolong, red tea, yellow tea, white tea which only recently I restarted to drink it (I had a bad experience in the past with a very bad quality of Pai Mu Tan).
But, ehi, also some light oxidaized oolong are not bad, I’m starting to like them too! XD

I’m new on Pu-erh and Hei-cha teas from april 2016 and I already love them; surely I need more experience and more tastings but it’s sure that I’ll never leave them anymore.

What about (white, green, black…) teas from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, etc? For now I’m not focusing my personal growth on teas with them. I’m not a big lover of indian black teas, but I’m slowly starting to appreciate them too.

I hardly drink flavored teas, herbal/tisanes, while I completely dislike Jasmine Green Tea and Earl Grey.

Sorry for any grammar or lexical mistakes.. """"( ._.)

The most WOW teas in 2016 which made me thrilled:
- “White Down Silver Needle – Zheng He” from Grand Tea
- “Liu Bao” from Grand Tea
- “Fou Shou Shan AAAA Spring 2016” from Teaway
- “Raw Pu-erh Simao 1999” from Grand Tea
- “2016 Spring Mengsong Raw Puer” from White2Tea




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