2007 Spring raw Peacock

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Floral, Sweet
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Iced 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Bought this one in a sample from Tea Masters. I got a part near the middle of the cake. A little compressed but nothing to worry about. Started with a 10 gram chunk to start with. I gave a 15...” Read full tasting note

From Kunming Tea Factory

Tea: Plantation puerh

Harvested: Spring 2007. Pressed on April 30th.

Origin: Kunming Tea Factory for CNNP.

Process: raw, sun dried, blended and pressed as cake. Stored ‘dry’ in Taipei. Weight of a cake: 357 gram

1. VIEW
The dry leaves are dark and the buds have a golden color. They look clean, not moldy. The dark orange to brown brew has a good shine and transparency. The spent leaves open up completely (not shu) and have a dark color, sign of a good aging.

2. SCENTS
These cakes have just come out of their Taiwan puerh storage. We characterize it as ‘dry’, because no water or moisture was artificially added to speed up aging. However, due to Taiwan’s hot and humid climate, I can understand that people living in dry and/or cold places would say it has humid storage scents. But what’s interesting is that we are already getting these typical heavy wood, camphor and wood fire scents. In the aftertaste, I am also getting heavy yulan/jasmin perfume, because it’s neither old nor young.

3. TASTE
This puerh tea has a good sweetness with a slight underlying astringency and bitterness. The taste coats the palate well and long, but its main area is in the front of the mouth.

Conclusion: This cake is an excellent choice for bargain hunters and daily drinkers of aged puerh. It’s not more expensive than most new raw puerhs and comes with wonderful Taipei storage scents that feel closer to 20 years than to 12! (Beware: several lots of this cake have been made. Other lots generally have later production dates and leaves of different quality.)

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Bought this one in a sample from Tea Masters. I got a part near the middle of the cake. A little compressed but nothing to worry about. Started with a 10 gram chunk to start with. I gave a 15 second rinse to let it break up a bit.
Ist steep about 5 seconds showed some orange color and a sweetness of the tea.
2nd steep orange as well a little bit darker. Some of the floral came into the cup as a secondary note. There was some bitterness as well.
Subsequent steeps were pretty close to the second steep. I haven’t fully steeped it out yet. All steeps were right off boiling on the water.
I think this is a decently priced mid tier tea from the Kunming/CNNP factory. I think storage has been good enough to take most of the harsh edge off. I think it will develop more as time goes on. For the price on this one it isn’t all that exciting but you could put it in your rotation without breaking the bank on cost per gram.

Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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