Follow up two years later

The tea has very similar notes as expected from a ripe, not much change in terms of taste. I will say the front, even though it is still bitter, woody and nutty still, it is a more refined version of itself, before it was a lot rougher and you could tell that I had to age to enjoy, now it is followed by a cleaner sweeter finish and very pleasant camphor. It has some thickness to it in the front but it fades away in to a cleaner and more refreshing cup as it goes down. I’d say an optimal age for this tea will be in about 2-3 years more where it still has a that strong front but it will be much cleaner in the front and middle.

Something that I noted was that the liquor smells very good and sweet (minor chocolate and vanilla notes in there), while the leaf has more of a bitter, woody-nutty note. The taste is more related to the leaf scent, with woody-nutty bitter notes, but the finish does hint that vanilla sweetness, no chocolate (at least for me) on the taste, pleasant camphor that lingers.

Flavors: Camphor, Dark Bittersweet, Nutty, Vanilla, Wood

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I’ve been drinking tea for about 8-10 years now, but Puerh for about 7-8 years. I love learning and I love the people who ae passionate about it. This is a constant learning field and I love that too. I’m mostly in to Puerh, Black tea and Oolongs but I do enjoy other types from time to time.

I’m adding the scale because I noted that we all use the same system but it doesn’t mean the same to all.(I rate the tea not by how much I ‘like it’ only; there are flavors/scents I don’t like but they are quality and are how they are supposed to be and I rate them as such).

90 – 100: AMAZING. This the tea I feel you should drop whatever you are doing and just enjoy.

80-89: Great tea that I would recommend because they are above ‘average’ tea, they usually posses that ‘something’ extra that separates them from the rest.

70-79: An OK tea, still good quality, taste and smell. For me usually the tea that I have at work for everyday use but I can still appreciate and get me going through my day.

60-69: Average nothing special and quality is not high. The tea you make and don’t worry about the EXACT time of steep because you just want tea.

30-59: The tea you should probably avoid, the tea that you can mostly use for iced tea and ‘hide’ what you don’t like.

1-29: Caveat emptor! I feel sorry for my enemies when they drink this tea. :P




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