2019 Lumber Balls

Tea type
Pu'erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Earth, Petrichor, Wet Moss, Wet Wood
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “Brewing up some old samples that I had never gotten to. This one surprised me, in a good way. The “lumber” here is less pure wood or wood smoke flavor, and more like a forest on a rainy autumn day....” Read full tasting note
  • “Steeped this one up Grandpa style today! This is one of my favourite ‘go to’ cozy pu’erhs (regardless of which year I’m brewing) for those days when you just want petrichor, camphor, and the rich...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is the final tea of my White2Tea Halloween ripe minis pack. So far I’ve been pretty pleased with all of them. I haven’t thought any were gross (which is good because I still have several of...” Read full tasting note
  • “Drinking this now. I was so excited to see this when they posted on Instagram. I could not wait to order it as Lumber Slut is a favorite of mine. I did order a ton when I got the chance. Brewed...” Read full tasting note
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A mini one session ball made with our Lumber Slut blend.

Blended to favor the dense flavors of petrichor and wood, this style of ripe Puer is focused on unfolding as an experience with notes of camphor and lower umber toned tastes. Will benefit from further aging, but if you’re down for what this tea is offering, we suspect you can drink it straight away without flinching.

Each purchase is for one ~ 7 gram ball.

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Brewing up some old samples that I had never gotten to. This one surprised me, in a good way. The “lumber” here is less pure wood or wood smoke flavor, and more like a forest on a rainy autumn day. Reminds me of a cabin in the woods. Earthy with plenty of petrichor, a bit of mushroom broth, a hint of camphor and just a trace of wood smoke like someone’s campfire smoldering out somewhere down the trail. Thick and hearty with no astringency when pushed. A comfy tea. Would buy again.

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Steeped this one up Grandpa style today!

This is one of my favourite ‘go to’ cozy pu’erhs (regardless of which year I’m brewing) for those days when you just want petrichor, camphor, and the rich forest flavours that bring comfort and a connection with nature! Thick and molasses-y with a deep earthiness.

Tea Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CakqtRzuHEB/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-yvQpI_-MY&ab_channel=MANE

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This is the final tea of my White2Tea Halloween ripe minis pack. So far I’ve been pretty pleased with all of them. I haven’t thought any were gross (which is good because I still have several of each left!), even if some might not have been exactly what I was in the mood for at the time. Planetary Shark Feed is still the favorite of the bunch.

I sort of had a little accident while getting ready to drink this one. I spilled my “salty water” (water with Nuun fruit punch flavor electrolyte tablets) and some got on the Lumber ball wrapper. The tea ball itself doesn’t smell fruit punchy so hopefully it wasn’t enough to affect the flavor. Going with the smaller gongfu bottle, filling the water side slightly past half full, guessing about 120-130ml.

I don’t usually do two rinses but I did this time, hoping to remove any fruit punch flavors that might have gotten on the outside of the ball. It smells like…soggy bark and pine needles. Like when the snow starts to melt in the woods. Things aren’t frozen anymore but they haven’t started to dry out yet. Or maybe wet campfire. Not really smoky but like the day after you put out your campfire with water. I don’t know but it smells woodsy. I smell a little bit of something sweet too…I hope it isn’t from the fruit punch. The first steep was lighter than I expected. I thought I’d get a lot of really earthy flavors but it was more drinking tea in the woods than drinking the woods for tea. Second steep was a little stronger but not much different. I’m liking the Lumber ball more than I thought I would. I was afraid it’d be just dirt and wet leaves and wasn’t looking forward to it but thought I should give it a try anyway before figuring out my next tea orders. Each steep gets a bit more earthy but I like how it eases into it instead of punching you in the face right away. Funny how teas you don’t really think you’ll like can surprise you.

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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Drinking this now. I was so excited to see this when they posted on Instagram. I could not wait to order it as Lumber Slut is a favorite of mine. I did order a ton when I got the chance.
Brewed this Gongfu Style and got about 7-8 infusions from it. The first few infusion the soup had a lot of body.

The smell: Very Earthy and smell of petrichor.

Taste: A little disappointed as it did not live up to their 2018 lumber slut. The taste is not as earthy as that. There is a bite that the lumber slut has that is missing in this.

Going in, I couldn’t get the Lumber slut out of my head and it did bias my opinion a little. Lumber slut aside. The lumber balls were like your run of the mill pu-erh that you drink when you cannot decide what you want to.Honestly some days that is exactly what you need or want. I am glad I bought it and I am going to enjoy drinking the rest of this. It is not a bad puerh by any means but it is nothing too special either. Also curious how this would be brewed grandpa style .

Flavors: Earth, Petrichor, Wet Moss, Wet Wood

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec

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