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Recent Tasting Notes
I pulled this from the “pumidor” to check it’s progress.
I got 10 grams out and gave a quick rinse to wake it up. Brewed in the easy gaiwan, the color looks a bit darker than the first time. The color really came after the second steep. The bitterness in this is pretty strong. It kind of overwhelms the palate a bit and goes a bit to the slightly sweet after some time. This one is still growing and needs more time to mellow out a bit.
A re-taste in a year hopefully will show a bit more progress.
Flavors: Biting, Bitter, Sweet, Warm Grass
Hang in there mr. M, I just drank something from your pumidor on Sunday that by comparison topped three other storages that day.
Nah my gaiwan with 3 brews equals about 10 oz. I normally do 3 brews to my western “tea drunk” cup! I need a big shot of it when I drink it.
Called the “Rhyme Aroma” tea or in an English translation as better with age. I think this one is a lighter fermented Dayi cake. It has a similar taste to the other ones but it has a light oak, caramel and an almost salty savory after taste. It is almost a “broth” taste similar to a soup stock. It really darkens on the second steep with wood and spiciness coming on a little stronger. Very nice and interesting so far. What I would call a “savory” shou cha. On note I have been brewing all the Dayi shou cha in the great mosaic teapot I got from (Joey) from the Tea Merchant. I really like this little pot for its great pouring (shameless plug I guess). Its a great little pot for a pretty good tea.
Nice! How do you feel towards ‘savory’ Shou? I’ve only had a few that fit this and I have to admit that at first it was between ‘meh’ and plain off putting.
Later, I was able to enjoy them more. I had a Ban Zhang ripe that was savory up front and I sort of kept it on the side, now I find that I sort of crave it from time to time.
loosetman, it’s a great pot! jc, I kind of liked the savory flavor. There was that hint of the broth but overall a pretty good tea. I think I might crave this on from time to time also.
Cool! I think the issue is more of a ’I’m not used to this’ situation rather than it being bad. The same happened to me with a savory black tea, I was just there tasting it thinking was wrong with the tea.. it was just the tea was different than most teas I had tried.