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2006 Fengqing Raw Pu-erh Tea Tuocha

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This tea's info last updated: Feb. 25, 2014

Commercial Description

Bright yellowish color, taste strong flavor of first sip, quick sweet after-taste.

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77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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5 minute steep for first cup, Smells smoky and good! Amanda's rating of the smell is pretty descriptive of it too! Great strength to this tea...steeped just right...a touch of bitterness off the bat, then I taste the sweetness on the end...the opposite of what others tasted! Not sure about the value as it was a gift...best hot, and not steeped too long as it gets quite bitter
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90 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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The aroma of this tea reminds me of nature, it is like being on the edge of a pine forest and a field right after a summer rain storm. There are notes of wet hay and wet wood, along with fresh pine and camphor, also a little hint of flowers and minerals, much like rain water. It is very sweet and refreshing.

The first steep is delicious! It starts of sweet like sucking the juice straight out of a sugar cane. This transitions to a slightly sour taste and a cooling mouthfeel with a finishing zing of camphor. The end of the sip is fresh hay and a cooling sensation that lingers. I think I should drink this when I have a cold, because it feels so clearing to my chest.


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95 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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This is among my favorite Pu-erhs that I've ever sampled.

This cake has a very fine leaf, tightly packed, and is tricky to break apart. I'm glad TeaVivre had already broken it off for me for the sample.

The dry leaf has a pleasant aroma, like caramel with a hint of worcestershire sauce, and still some remnants of the fresh green herbaceous qualities of fresh raw Pu-erh, but also has some deeper tones characteristic of age.

Upon brewing, brews up a very dark cup, strong flavored but surprisingly smooth. This is probably the mellowest example of a tea of this age that I've tried yet; the 2005 from TeaVivre tastes younger and edgier.

In spite of mellowing, there's a complete absence of the earthy or dusty tones that characterizes some Pu-erh.

Floral, in a very different way from black, green, or oloongs. Reminds me slightly of Chrysanthemum. Overall character, flavor and mouthfeel, is very oolong-like, like a traditional green oolong with a light roast.

A hint of a wintergreen tones come out in the later cups.

This tea delivered an insane number of flavorful cups. Brewing Western style, using infusions of 3 minutes, 2, 3, 5, then 8, I was able to brew five cups. The fifth cup was just as flavorful as the first too, strong-flavored, enjoyable, and complex. But this method led to the first couple cups being almost too strong.

I think this could easily get 6 cups, although I didn't want to drink that many, so I left it be after 5. I did not try Gong Fu style brewing with this tea, but I can see it lasting through 20 or more infusions.

And the price? It's under $13 for 100 grams. Wow wow wow. Just wow. It's only a 100 gram cake but the leaf stretches so far. I also think this is one of those cakes that's smooth enough to drink as-is, but definitely strong enough to age a lot longer.
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