18 Tasting Notes
I’m confused whether this is a shu or sheng puerh. Sampletea states it is green, and it does not have the typical shu character, more like a a bit wetter stored or simply old sheng. I was really surprised this tea still has a good amount of bitterness despite the age. A complex aroma of dried plums, sweet earthy forest floor, and warm weathered wood. Taste is sweet and charcoaly with powdery and a little oily mouthfeel.
Flavors: Bitter, Char, Dark Wood, Dried Fruit, Earth, Forest Floor, Musty, Plum, Sweet
Amazing, exceptional tea. Very strong aromatic fragrance of bitter fruits and tea tips, and a strong clear fruity taste with smoothly fading bitterness on the edges and a distinct tippy flavor. Lasts easily for many infusions. Highly recommended for those who like aromatic semiaged puerh.
Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Wheat
Fragrance of forest floor, toasted almonds, and dried fruits. Dark and musty mouthfeel with velvety bitterness and strong astrigency, but the taste has an energetic up-beat vitality. Aftertaste is woody and just a little bit earthy sweet.
Flavors: Almond, Astringent, Dried Fruit, Earth, Forest Floor, Musty
The cake has a definite youthful tippy flavour in the early infusions, and it takes a couple of rounds for the age to show itself. After that the flavor fades away pretty quick, but those couple infusions are nice with rich round fruitiness, floral edge, citrusy bitterness etc. Quite little aged for a cake this loosely pressed.
Flavors: Bitter, Citrusy, Floral, Fruity, Wheat
The 7212 is a nice complex semiaged tea with still some youthful bitterness. Really good now and will probably still keep for years. The fragrance is aromatic, woody and foresty but not earthy. There are notes of dark fruits and brown sugar, later infusions also reveal a classy aromatic profile.
The mouthfeel is silky smooth, thick and refreshing with a bit of bitterness to give structure to the taste. Most of the flavor comes from the amazingly long aftertaste and follows the fruity character of the fragrance. At times the aftertaste seems almost flowery.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Floral, Fruity, Perfume, Rainforest, Wood
The fragrance of the infusion is slightly earthy, but not too damp and aged. There are clear powdery notes and sweetness in the aroma as well as some perfumatic notes.
The taste is sweet and velvety soft with notes of warm wood and nuts, maybe almonds. There is only a hint of bitterness left and very little earthy taste. The apparent lack of taste and aroma is proven wrong as a strong aftertaste slowly creeps in after the first couple of sips.
Flavors: Almond, Earth, Nuts, Sweet, Wood
A distinct aroma of white tea, presumably from the tippy leaf material. Fruitiness develops in the subsequent brews, but overall a bit too bland. There is also a perky but not too astrigent bitterness in the taste which gives an impression of citrusy notes. I’m going to give this another go a bit later once it has aired out.
Flavors: Citrusy, Fruity, Wheat