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A review of Xingyang 2007 Shu Puer by Verdant Tea

Date: 11/12/2012
Company: Verdant Tea
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1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 196 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

Note: I wanted to finish off this pu-er and I am not sure why. Anyhow, I take the remainder of the Xingyang in my mug and add the boiling water over it. I cover it for five minutes.

When the time elapses, I remove the cover and I find the tea’s color to be that raisin/prune color I had described before. It is the color that comes to mind; another might say darken amber, etc. At first there is this earthy aroma to the tea, but after a few seconds of immersion in the air, one can start to inhale the vapor of cinnamon and yes that soaking or prunes/raisin in the cup and a slight buttery residue that is left on the palette.

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

A raisiny tea sounds wonderful; great for fall. I’m still a pu-er newbie; most of the ones I’ve tried are mossy and musky.

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gmathis

A raisiny tea sounds wonderful; great for fall. I’m still a pu-er newbie; most of the ones I’ve tried are mossy and musky.

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