drank 2015 Poundcake by white2tea
1313 tasting notes

Brewed this the same timing as the previous note, but more leaves at 4-5 grams and more water at 6 ounces. I get a lot of the same things mentioned in that note with the added complexity I hoped for. This still has the astringent/bitter apricot taste that I associate with sheng and some green teas, but it really does come close to a unflavored Jin Xuan in its creaminess along with its vegetative qualities. Compared to other Shengs, this is also loads sweet.

I’m personally not the biggest fan of this Pu-Erh, but this really would be a decent introduction for someone getting into sheng, especially a green tea drinker or a green oolong drinker. Someone newer to tea may or may not like it, so I personally would not recommend it for a newbie.

I am very glad to have sampled this tea because it gives me again a better understanding of how differently shengs can taste. I will have to try the Da Xue Shan and the other samples I have, but so far, I’m really not a huge Pu-Erh person. They are worth swapping and trying, but I don’t think I want to own a cake anymore.

Matu

Always good working out what you like and don’t like!

Daylon R Thomas

Yep, even after six hundred notes lol.

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Matu

Always good working out what you like and don’t like!

Daylon R Thomas

Yep, even after six hundred notes lol.

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