2006 Yiwu spring

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Dried Fruit, Musty, Smoke, Wood, Mushrooms
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “True to the written description, this is a remarkably old tasting tea for a 2006. It’s starting to venture into shou territory (although without the fermentation taste, cleared or otherwise) in...” Read full tasting note
  • “Another lovely tea from the slew of samples from TeaUrchin I got for my birthday. This is a different flavor profile than I am used to from sheng. It is quite bold and full of “darker” notes. It is...” Read full tasting note
  • “The vendor description is spot is spot on about this one. Woody notes with mushroom and a slight sweet on the end. This is a very quiet and calming tea that brews a rich amber color. It shows ...” Read full tasting note
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This dark and mysterious raw cake is comprised of 2006 Yiwu maocha that was stored in the farmers house until 2011 when it was acquired & pressed into cakes by our friends at Shun Shi 顺世. Because it was stored in maocha form for so long it has the hallmarks of accelerated aging – darker leaves & liquor, sweet, smooth & full, with a whiff of red dates & smoke. No bitterness or astringency, just a base of musty wood & mushrooms, and a mild chaqi that rises from the chest.

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True to the written description, this is a remarkably old tasting tea for a 2006. It’s starting to venture into shou territory (although without the fermentation taste, cleared or otherwise) in terms of color and flavor and is a very pleasant, calming tea. Got that nice aged thing with some storage must flavors to it, but not unpleasantly or overwhelmingly so.

Behind the storage, it is quite woody and savory, with wisps of smoke at the start and hints of dried fruit/date sweetness as the storage clears out towards the end. There is a bit of dry spinach acridity/astringency to the mouth as you drink this that never really goes away, but not quite off-putting enough to be a negative, especially as it’s a forgiving brew to steep even with that.

Overall, I liked this and it has a good aged flavor to it, but it’s not particularly complex or interesting, just quite solid.

Flavors: Dried Fruit, Musty, Smoke, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Another lovely tea from the slew of samples from TeaUrchin I got for my birthday. This is a different flavor profile than I am used to from sheng. It is quite bold and full of “darker” notes. It is kinda smokey and earthy as well as somewhat mushroomy and woody. Not exactly delicious tasting but not offputting either. Perhaps it’ll be one of those “feel good” shengs…we’ll see :)

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Definitely dark and “Earthy”. It tastes much older my guess would be it remained in loose maocha as they said before pressing.

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The vendor description is spot is spot on about this one. Woody notes with mushroom and a slight sweet on the end. This is a very quiet and calming tea that brews a rich amber color. It shows more age and depth of flavor than a cake pressed in the same year of production. I would guess as that having it stored has helped it age faster. Not for a faint of heart drinker! I started with one wash and 15 second steeps to bring this one out.

Flavors: Mushrooms, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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