Da Xue Shan Raw Pu-erh Dragon Ball

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Astringent, Wet Earth, Floral, Fruity, Vegetal, Bitter, Fruit Tree Flowers
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 77 oz / 2268 ml

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  • “My second ever Pu-erh, and first to brew at home. I found it bitter, but not unpleasantly so. Had a bit of an earthy buttery flavor. The first steep after a rinse was light in flavor, and then got...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Got this as a free sample with my last YS order A pretty strongly bitter young sheng. Not unpleasant, but pretty burly. Light fruityness, green grape maybe. I don’t get a lot a flavor complexity...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is either a good wake up morning sheng or a store away for awhile. Some upfront astringent notes with a moderate color alluding to it’s stronger taste profile; in this case young bitter ball :)” Read full tasting note
  • “A middle-of-the-road raw pu-erh ball. Pleasantly bitter. A mixture of fruit and floral, with more of the fruit notes on the nose and more of the floral notes on the tongue. Mildly dry, but with...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

“Huang Shan Gu Shu” (lit. Yellow Mountain Old Tree) is a mountain in Jinggu County of Simao where 100-300 year old tea trees are growing. Huang Shan tea trees are Assamica varietal growing wild without intervention. Tea is harvested only twice a year, not 4 times a year like in many places. This gives the tea more strength, body, aroma and cha qi!

The brewed tea is pungent, full-bodied and with layered bitterness and sweetness mingling together. It can be steeped many time without losing steam. This tea is certainly good for aging and will be noticeably more delicious and textured as times passes.

April 2015 harvest
80 kilograms in total
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
Stone-Pressed in the traditional manner

This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory and has passed the MRL limits for pesticide residues as established by the EU Food and Safety commission. For more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission

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4 Tasting Notes

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My second ever Pu-erh, and first to brew at home. I found it bitter, but not unpleasantly so. Had a bit of an earthy buttery flavor. The first steep after a rinse was light in flavor, and then got stronger as the ball unfurled. By the 8th steep, it was back to the light flavor of the first steep. I enjoyed the lighter flavor more than the deep bitterness & astringency of the middle steepings.

Flavors: Astringent, Wet Earth

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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318 tasting notes

Got this as a free sample with my last YS order

A pretty strongly bitter young sheng. Not unpleasant, but pretty burly. Light fruityness, green grape maybe. I don’t get a lot a flavor complexity off of it, but it has a very nice lingering quality in the mouth. Fairly heady cha qi.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 150 OZ / 4436 ML
JC

Nice note. I agree with it completely, it isn’t complex at all, but it is pleasant. If you end up getting some I’d recommend storing it in a jar that breathes, it won’t get any more complex but I swear it seems to get a bit richer/honey like. A great everyday or work Puer for sure.

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This is either a good wake up morning sheng or a store away for awhile. Some upfront astringent notes with a moderate color alluding to it’s stronger taste profile; in this case young bitter ball :)

AllanK

I bought this a while ago but have yet to try it.

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A middle-of-the-road raw pu-erh ball. Pleasantly bitter. A mixture of fruit and floral, with more of the fruit notes on the nose and more of the floral notes on the tongue. Mildly dry, but with a good mouth feel. Mild aftertaste.

This ball is fairly easy to open up. I would place it between Crimson Lotus Planet Jingmai (harder to open) and White2tea Smooch (easier to open).

1st steep – wash for 30 seconds, poking the ball lightly with the gaiwan lid. Discarded. Left gaiwan covered for 5 minutes.

2nd steep – another 30 seconds, more poking. Ball mostly opened up. I drank this one.

3rd steep – fell back to 20 seconds, more poking, and ball finished opening up.

Added +10 seconds from there on in.

Flavors: Bitter, Fruit Tree Flowers

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 8 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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