drank Mulan wenhua by Chinese Tea
22 tasting notes

This is forage from my grandmas pantry. She got as a gift. I’m finding it hard to dig up any information, about the tea. I’ve included as much as I could decipher. I fear it to be a low quality tea, mass produced and labeled. As the terms used to describe it seem to be quite generic. I believe it to be a White tea, of some description.

The leaf material looks surprisingly good for loose leaf tea. I was intrigued. Given that the person who gifts tea to us, usually has good taste.

It wasn’t great…

I could find little or no sweetness in the tea. I drank very vegital , and lacked a lot of flavors, I had to dig for these the first steeping was a little lacking. The second,and third steeps seemed to really open up, and taste what little the tea had to offer. Starting off with a kind of generic white tea profile, with some nuance and nodding a hat to green tea varieties. It then went into some medicinal, rice, and grainy flavors. Lots of Hay, and wet hay in the aroma. Green grass, and fresh cut grass, with taste of an oxidized green tea, drying to some degree. After this 4 or 5th steeping the tea became round and just more grainy, rice water tasting. Didn’t want to drink more of it. Had a nice spike of energy from the tea though.

Flavors: Bamboo, Corn Husk, Cut Grass, Dry Grass, Dust, Floral, Grain, Grass, Green, Green Wood, Hay, Hot Hay, Mineral, Plant Stems, Rice, Spinach

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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I’m an Audio Engineer, I travel quite frequently, so tasting notes will be intermittent, and from all over. I’m a fairly new to Puerh, and Puerh is what I’ll be mainly drinking. I’m still in the search for a good travel setup. I’ve already lost a gaiwan lid. RIP.

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Review Ratings:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.
89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again.
79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.
69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.
59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.
Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.


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