Quick update, not so much notes

I had this one stored in a box because it is so different from most teas I have. I bought a big clay container from taobao and repaired it with JB Weld and to test it out I put this cake in it…

I thought the JB Weld and the clay were smelling weird and that I had wasted money, then I remembered that this cake has a very dank tobacco-green wood and medicinal bitterness. I replaced it with other cakes and the container is great. This one is probably one of the dankest (not wet stored or anything, just strong smelling) puerh I have.

I feel like it is a mixture of scents and flavors of: Chinese medicinal cabinet, woody tobacco, green wood and hemp with just some grain notes. The taste is not far departed from the scent either. It kicks you in the mouth up front then all of those notes become sweeter as the liquor goes down. I’d like to know if anyone else has this cake, what they think about it. I don’t hate it, I don’t love it, it’s just weird and can be pleasant at times.

Flavors: Bitter, Grain, Green Wood, Medicinal, Tobacco

205 °F / 96 °C 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

Sounds interesting.


It is, I’m curious about how people get along with it.

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Sounds interesting.


It is, I’m curious about how people get along with it.

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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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