2011 Dayi 7542 Green Sheng Puerh #1324
5.2g, 100mL gaiwan, Brita filtered water, 200f
This is one of the advised first stops in the puer journey, so I’m making a roundabout of sorts here in my own tea history.
Dry leaves, like rest of PS order, smell fruity and sweet
The wet leaves smell of light smoke and unexpectedly very sweet.
1x 5s rinse smells of shou: damp, mushroom, earthy
2s: slight sweet, slightly thick. Light, clear yellow broth.
5s: leaves smell a touch more smoky. Bitterness hits. Sharp and a touch medicinal. Broth thinned out.
10s: brew darkens to a light golden color. Bit drying in the mouth, unpleasantly so.
15s: feels slightly thicker again. Sweetness more pronounced.
30s: color returns to a light yellow, thin and sort of lifeless. Decided to kick temp to boiling for next steep.
1 min, boiling: not much to note. Put in a cold brew, which tasted pretty alright, but not much else to note.
Not terrible, but unlikely to purchase again.
Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Medicinal, Mushrooms, Smoke, Sweet