All the Pu-erh #3
This one was weird after the first two.
7.2g, 100ml shibo, 212F
Time: rinse, 5s/10/12/20/27/30/20/20/25/30
I tasted the rinse – little bitter, thick, but not much taste.
In the first few steeps, I had a bit of musty hay and a whole lot of fruit in the aftertaste. 12s steep gave me the 1st hint of citrus, but also a metal mineral taste. Citrus and fruit continued on the two following steeps. The 30s steep was too bitter and drying so I backed off to 20s again, where the steeps returned to smooth, thick and fruity. I only got sweetness on the very last steep once my water had cooled down.
I’ll need to try this tea at a lower temperature to see if I can coax out more sweetness. This tea made me very hungry! I’ll need to store this away for a while and try it later.

Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Drying, Fruity, Hay, Musty, Sweet, Thick

Boiling 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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I started my tea journey with Stash/Celestial Seasonings tea bags years ago. All loose leaf, unless I’m sick or traveling.

I like black, oolong, white, herbals, and raw/ripe pu’erh. I don’t drink green tea often.

I play video games, read, and do pottery. My current favorite tea mug is one I threw and glazed.

I generally review teas twice – initial and final steeps.

My cupboard is completely out of date. I have a spreadsheet (it’s current!!!) that’s over 300 teas. Pretty equal amounts of black, white, oolong, raw, & ripe with a little bit of green/herbal.

85-100 are teas that I loved and want to keep in stock.
71-84 are teas that are good. I may or may not get them again. Source for daily drinkers/work teas.
60-70 are teas that I didn’t like. I’ll finish what I bought.
Anything less than 60…nope.



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