Dabo (Uncle) (2020)

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Black Tea
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Apricot, Dried Fruit, Drying, Honey, Nuts, Peach
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Loose Leaf
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  • “Posting it here despite the fact that it is a 2021 harvest: there are not enough reviews for Old Ways Tea to split them by year. Since I did not buy a lot of it I prepared it western style and was...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Gongfu! Another tea that I drank over that virtual tea session/hangout last night! I managed to fit this 5g sample into a 70ml teapot without much cramming needed, but suffice to say that I enjoyed...” Read full tasting note

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大伯 (Dàbó) literally “Uncle” is a larger leaf black tea. Said to be produced for generations, this tea was made from larger leaves of older trees.

Harvest on May 20th, a sunny day. Some definite dry texture with a mellow fruit and grass fragrance. Imagine a trip to an old countryside house.

I asked my cousin to take a few photos of the garden and the leaves when he harvest the tea. Those are the last few photos.

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Posting it here despite the fact that it is a 2021 harvest: there are not enough reviews for Old Ways Tea to split them by year.

Since I did not buy a lot of it I prepared it western style and was rather stingy with the amount of leaves. However, this tea performed quite well. Huge leaves produced a very satisfying aroma of dried fruit, apricot and bread. The soup was on the paler side.

The taste has been captured well by the previous reviewers: dried fruit (apple, apricot, peach), dark honey, nuts, sunflower seeds, some satisfying dryness. There was plenty of complexity and a long pleasing aftertaste. A lot of energy too. It reminded me of Jin Jun Mei (dryness), teas with snow chrysanthemum, and Red Temple from Whispering Pines.

All in all, this is a tea without any obvious flaws, with a unique and well-balanced taste. It comes to the personal preferences: some folks may find it solid, some – great, and I would be surprised if anyone will be outright disappointed.

Flavors: Apricot, Dried Fruit, Drying, Honey, Nuts, Peach

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Gongfu!

Another tea that I drank over that virtual tea session/hangout last night! I managed to fit this 5g sample into a 70ml teapot without much cramming needed, but suffice to say that I enjoyed a pretty strong session of this tea/it brewed very thick and intense. I love strong black teas though, so definitely no complaints!

I usually struggle to track tasting notes when having conversation with people but I think because I was brewing this so strongly the flavours really jumped out at me more and I was able to kind of mentally follow along better while keeping the discussions going. I found this very sweet and syrupy though with notes of brandied/stewed red fruits and plums, raisin, honey, and just a little bit of a floral “something something” in the later steeps as this was mellowing/settling down a bit. Pretty fragrant and coating on the pallet and also a long lasting session as well before steeping out. I think I maybe even got more steeps than the sheng that I had later in the evening!

I have a few more preportioned samples of this, so will definitely be revisiting. However, this is just another tea from OWT that really delivers!!

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