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This review is for a tea I pulled out of the Puerh TTB which was labeled “Qianjiazhai 2015 Gu Hua Maocha” or something like that. I couldn’t really find it searching around the internet, so I’m just mentioning it here. The dry leaves smelled sweet and savory with some buttery and mushroom notes. After a rinse, it was more of the same thing – savory mushrooms, but also a bit of that wet hay thing going on.

The tea started out bittersweet in the front of the sip with a rather quick huigan. As I kept steeping it, the bitterness started to outweigh the sweetness, but it never got unpleasant in that way. The flavor was savory like the aroma. Notes of mushrooms cooked in butter and a very thick texture that matched well with the flavor. Pretty good stuff.

Flavors: Bitter, Butter, Mushrooms, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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