This is a very green raw puerh. Light vegetal notes throughout the session. I had to push the tea a bit to get a lot of flavor out of it. I started the session with 195F water, but boiling the water and increasing the infusions from 10-20 seconds, to 20-40 seconds helped release more of those prominent vegetal notes (while testing the boundaries of the tea).

I think that the tea is soft, uninteresting. Honestly, this would be a good tea to give to a newbie; experiencing raw tea for the first time. It doesn’t get bitter, unless you REALLY work at it, like I had. It’s not astringent—which is a plus for a beginner—but, I wish that it might’ve been. I find myself relying too much on those bitter/astringent notes these days.

Anyway, it’s a nice tea, but one that I’ve outgrown, as my journey has progressed forward.

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Mostly drinking sheng/shou puerh. Gongfu daily; western brew at work.

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Drinking down a lot of my teas in 2020. I may not observe these sessions as much as I’d like, but I’ll note them, when the mood strikes.


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