Review of Fengqing Old Tree Raw Pu-erh Cake Tea 2013

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very good smell but taste is quite bitter and earthy...steeped 7 minutes...probably should have gone a bit lighter...too much bitter earth power on this one...not my style....let it cool to room temp and tried again....holy BITTER batman!!! way bad....

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on July 4th, 2014

I think it makes sense that this tea might be too intense...some people really like the un-aged Raw Pu-erh, but a lot of people don't...which is why it's often aged, and over time, the flavor mellows.

You can always try steeping them less time and/or using less leaf, however. I love TeaVivre but I often find some of their brewing recommendations to be strange, sometimes much stronger or much weaker than suits my tastes.

Whiskey wrote:
on November 26th, 2018

I found this one more rough and bitter than others from TeaVivre, too. I love the "holy BITTER batman!!!" Thanks for the laugh! :)

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