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|A most excellent tea, but--caveat emptor. This tea really is an extremely old tea, and it has the camphor and cinnamon smell it should have. Neither it is a fake-old tea (unlike Wuyi 90s I reviewed), i.e., it is not one of those wet-fermented unhealthy junk. It is properly aged for at least 20 years in its dried state, and as I said, it is the most excellent tea you could find in its price range. Then what´s the problem? I know someone who worked in the tea industry for the past 20 years, and he says there was no such tea king tournament record, and that Zhang Tian Fu would never give tea of this quality gold award. (I agree on the last part.) That being said: buy this tea before everyone else buys it off all. The record is false but the tea is real, and it is amazing.|
|Interesting puerh to say the least.
The smell starts with a strong rhubarb, possibly apple aroma and devlops into something more foresty.
It is stronger in the nose than on the tongue, it does however infuse for seemingly forever, gaining a fresh hunt of camphor with each subsequent brew.
I gave up on infusion 7, to my eternal shame as this could have gone 10 plus easily.
I used 5 grams of tea in my glass teapot (250ml) i infused the first 5 infusions at 5-6-7-7-10 seconds, increasing gradually until the seventh which lasted 30 seconds.
As I write this im currently on my first brew of the Menghai 93 (will review later) I have to say even this first infusion has grasped me more than the GLGS 60´s did.
Lets see how that develops over the next several infusions.|
|I have no complaint about this tea. Good tea good price.|
|Wonderfully mild, aromatic, with a beautiful color. A bit on the expensive side in my opinion.|
Dr Paul (4/13/2009)
|I felt really good and mellow while drinking this one. (Besides this, the only aged pu-erh I´ve had is from the 80s or later.) Flavor-wise, this one left me wanting a little bit more. It was mostly woody/twiggy for the first 3-4 infusions, with just a barely detectable touch of camphor. In the 5th infusion, a little more flavor started to come out.. something nice and maybe chocolatey? I´m sure I used enough leaf -- my gaiwan is full to the top of wet leaves -- but I´m wanting more flavor. Perhaps this is how a really old tea is supposed to taste, and I am just inexperienced. Anyway, overall, a very nice drinking experience!|
| Great look, chocolate brown with a few more stems than normal. Nice rustic brown liquid, wonderful aroma pre-brew, nice subtle taste, nothing harsh or bitter, very soothing, and record number of infusions and still going strong. Not an outstanding mouth feel or exhale sensation. Still a very nice and thoroughly enjoyable dram. I guess the best way I can describe it is a graceful, attractive, and calming effort. |
|A wonderful older puerh. Exceptional clean taste, beautiful flavor profile and wonderful aroma. A tea that delights the senses. The chi is very strong, expansive and uplifting.|
|Tea is very smooth, mild and has a delicious aroma.|
|This tea is an excellent, wonderful beverage. It has many flavors--and the one that struck me first and stays in my mind is the flavor of cherries. While this may have seen humid storage as it matured, the flavors a clean and refreshing. I rate this product very highly.|
|After tasting this tea many times, I have come to the conclusion that it is best prepared in a small zhuni teapot with a wide round body and short spout. Fill the pot 1/3 to 1/2 full--these leaves are loose and light--use cooler water (88-93 C) with short steeps (30s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 70s etc) and the brew will richly reward you. It is a lively brew, as opposed to a smooth and calming brew, with rich and suble flavors. The first cup is chocolatey and smooth, the second chocolatey with cinnamon and wood, the third cup is less on the chocolate and more on the cinnamon and wood, with a delightful continuing progression for at least seven or eight steeps. After that it gets a little weaker, an indication that this tea can continue to age. I highly recommend it. |
|There is hard to find words to describe taste, fragrance, their changes during the brewing. And no words for the mood it gave. |
|Very refreshing and smooth Pu_Erh tea. The tea is on the light side for me. May be ten more year, it will be an excellent Pu-Reh Tea.|
|This aged pu’er is so very good that I have difficulty praising it sufficiently. This is among the very best aged pu’ers I have tasted--bar none. The website’s description is accurate but modestly understated. I give this tea my highest recommendation. ~Gerald Tiffany|
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