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drank 2009 Yiwu Raw Puer by white2tea
672 tasting notes

Unlike a lot of other teas in a similar category, this one is very well balanced. It is probably a bit more expensive than what I’d be happy to pay for a cake though.

It has aromas of wooden cabinet, wet earth, water lilies and some medicinal ones. The taste is tart and fruity with a crisp vegetal note appearing throughout the session and a bitter finish. I can taste dates and honey, although the profile is not very sweet overall. In late infusions, the taste is quite spicy too. The aftertaste is dry and has a perfume-like quality with notes of peach skin, wood, and black pepper.

Body is medium to light, but the texture is at least a bit interesting. The liquor has a coating, cooling and slightly numbing mouthfeel with good astringency. As for the cha qi, I found it to be quite heady and elevating with a mild body warming sensation.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Black Pepper, Dates, Flowers, Fruity, Honey, Medicinal, Mud, Peach, Perfume, Tart, Vegetal, Wet Earth, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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I have been a fan of green tea for a while and I started exploring other kinds of tea in greater depth only in 2017. I rarely drink blends and generally avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied.

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