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2013 White 2 Tea New Amerykah

2013 White 2 Tea New Amerykah
4.5 stars 2 reviews

This puer tea cake is made from a 2013 pure Spring blend of gushu [old tree] material from the Menghai region, heavily weighted with Bulang region material taken from forest areas (as opposed to old growth from old tea gardens) . Intense kuwei [bitterness] and potency that will not disappoint lovers of brute strength. We promise. The total production of this tea was under 30 kilograms. 357g Cake

sypalino
19.06.2014 14:48:49

New Amerykah

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This tea has been produced by White 2 Tea store owner. According to his words, he did not follow traditional processes, but made tea while bearing on his mind what puerh really means to him personally. The cover is composed of enlarged pixels, which reminds him of the game he used to play as a little and the name itself is taken from the name of the album of the singer Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part 1&2.

Tea in dry form smells sweet fruity / herbal, and slightly smoky. After rinsing the leaves it releases a beautifully scent. A smokiness is still slightly present in the smell.
Brews are pretty strong / full, with a strong but pleasant bitterness, astringency is decent with fruit-herbal ingredients. The richest infusions were 2nd, 3rd and 4th, then the bitterness and light smokiness fades and remains herbal - fruity flavor. Tea has great stamina and is packed with energy. Although it is a young tea, my stomach digested it without any problems. Spent leaves look healthy, robust, some are dusky.

I am glad that I managed to buy some cakes, and I wonder how it will develop in the future. I am also looking forward to taste this tea successor – 2014 New Amerykah 2.

Gaiwan 120 ml/6g

rinse 10s/15/5/10/15/20/25/30/40/50/60



2000 CNNP 7532 Tiepai

2000 CNNP 7532 Tiepai
4.5 stars 1 review

This tea most closely resembles CNNP 7532, but we are labeling it as tiepai [pasted brand] because it is too difficult to pinpoint the exact origins of the cake and we do not want to misrepresent it. Stored in Guangdong province, this tea has a slight humidity to it, but the cakes and tea are very clean. Some cakes have a neifei [inner ticket] buried in the middle of the cake, some are on the surface, and one cake we opened did not have a neifei.

sypalino
22.04.2014 10:52:54

2000 CNNP 7532 Tiepai

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The tea was stored in a humid environment, dry leaf smells quite earthy. Individual brews are beautifully clear, color is orange to deep red, the flavor is beautifully nutty with a hint of earthiness, it slightly tickle in my throat. The tea has a very relaxing cha-qi and great stamina.
Excellent tea for, I'd say, a fair price.

5g/110 ml yixing

flush - 10s/15/10/15/20/25/25/30/40/50/60



2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Qiu Yun" Wild Arbor Raw Pu-erh tea of Yi Wu mountain

2012 Yunnan Sourcing
4.5 stars 1 review

Late autumn harvest tea from wild arbor tea trees (between 60 and 80 year old) growing in the area of Yi Bi village of Yi Wu county. Entirely no spray tea from one family's tea garden. Hand-processed from start to finish, but without any smokiness! Classic Yi Wu taste, thick and full in the mouth. Sweet after-taste with some grass and mushroom notes. Qiu Yun (秋韵) means "Song of Autumn"

sypalino
22.02.2014 23:25:33

YI WU - "Song of Autumn"

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Dry leaves are darker in color and smells very pleasantly (herbs, slightly mushroom scent).
The infusion of orange color, very fruity - herbal taste, pleasant bitterness, changing in sweetness and long lingers in your mouth, you can smell the slight mushroom taste. Wet leaves smells very intensely. Tea has a solid endurance, the best brews were 2-5, then it begins to fade, fruit ingredients disappear. Highly encouraging, I do not recommend drinking it in the evening. Considering the price it is really excellent tea.

Zhong 120ml/5g - flash 10s/20/15/20/25/30/40/50/60



YiWu 2012 autumn

YiWu 2012 autumn
4.5 stars 1 review

pressed by stone mold into 250 grams cakes, autumn maocha Massive sweetishness in the back of the mouth, already like in throat, fruity tones, buttery-biscuit like texture. The exact whereabouts of this tea garden is not known even to my 'buyer' friend in Jinghong

sypalino
25.11.2013 14:41:39

Autumn YiWu from PU-ERH.sk

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All PU-ERH.sk teas I had a chance to taste were very good or almost excellent and this autumn YiWu is no exception.
Dry leave looks very promising; smell very intensively, sweet, fruity. I am placing 5g of tea into the tea pot and rinsing leaves for about 5s. Leaves started to smell after fruity–honey perfume. First brew about 20s. The taste is typical for YiWu teas, sweet, fruity with just a small astringency and bitterness – very pleasant taste. Tea is gradually gaining taste with further infusions and I am enjoying nice aroma of wet leaves from my yixing tea pot.
The tea has very good endurance, I was able to prepare 9 brews and even the last was good enough. It has also very pleasant energy, it worms up body after a cold day. It also has this calming energy.
Even though it is an autumn harvest tea I personally think it’s quite above the average.

yixing tea pot, 100 ml/5g
rinse 5s - 20/10/20/25/30/40/50/60/90



2007 Boyou "Man Lu Da Shan" Meng Song

2007 Boyou
4.2 stars 2 reviews

Boyou tea factory was started by yet another ex-Menghai tea blender. Boyou is well known for showcasing Menghai tea mountains and making Ripe Pu-erhs that rival Da Yi ripe teas. This particular tea cake was the Silver Prize winner at the 2007 Tea Culture Exhibition in Chengdu. It is a tea produced entirely from Meng Song mountain tea trees. Meng Song tea trees are well known for being a slightly smaller leaf varietal that was the result of cross-breeding several hundred years ago. The tea...

sypalino
24.10.2013 18:11:55

2007 Boyou "Man Lu Da Shan" Meng Song

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This is very interesting tea from Boyo Tea Factory. My experiences were only through black (ripe) puerhs with this tea factory, which were all very good. So I was curious about this green raw cake. Tea is very strongly pressed; it takes little effort to peel off a bit. Wet leaves give a strong, pleasant floral aroma. Due to the strong pressing, I chose a longer time for steeping than I am used to. Tea began to open up after 3rd and 4th steeping, taste is floral with a sweet aftertaste, just a slight hint of bitterness on the tongue. Stamina was very good; I ended up at about the ninth infusion, which was still very tasty. I prepared this tea a several times and I must say that it is my favorite one.



1997 CNNP Big Red Mark Raw Puerh Cake

1997 CNNP Big Red Mark Raw Puerh Cake
4.0 stars 1 review

This cake is called "Da Hong Yin" or Big Red Mark. It's a blend from Banna area tea leaves and the raw materials are pressed into wooden molds that give them their irregular shape. The weight of these cakes are from 380g to 430g. The tea was stored in Hongkong traditional storage and then moved to Malasia. Its clean wet storage without white 'frost' on the surface.Aged aroma with hint of nutty, deep and clean tea soup. Smooth and sweet. The mouthfeel is complex, huigan is fast. After few...

sypalino
03.10.2013 13:04:23

1997 CNNP Big Red Mark

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It is already quite matured, wet stored tea. First it was stored in Hong Kong then in Malaysia. Dry tea has a fairly strong earthy aroma. The first infusion dominates by earthiness and considerable bitterness. Since the second infusion the earthiness gradually subsides and bitterness decreases. The taste of infusion consists of earthiness / maturity with a pleasant bitterness and nutty(?) aroma. The color of brew is beautifully dark red. The best infusions were 3rd, 4th and 5th, in about the 9th infusion the tea begins to fade. The tea has a lot of energy and worms you up nicely. I will rather wash the tea for 2 times for the next time. Tea is certainly good. It was nice tea time, although it is not exactly my cup of tea. Maybe it was too wet stored for me or I simply have not yet developed the taste for such archival teas to fully appreciate it. Anyway, I highly recommend at least trying.

Yixing teapot 110 ml/5g rinse 10s and 20/10/15/20/25/30/35/45/55/80/90



Sikkim Temi FTGFOP-1 Second Flush 2013

Sikkim Temi FTGFOP-1 Second Flush 2013
4.5 stars 2 reviews

Excellent tea from a single garden in Sikkim, spread around the village of Temi, in the beautiful landscape of the legendary kingdom. The lot number SK-2 was prepared the traditional way of Temi gardens, it consists mainly of tea plant cultivar T-78 and B-157, it contains a greater amount of tips and two leaves, which give us the embedding, bright, clear golden brew with a full color attractive aromas flowers, fruits and precious woods and full, heavier, balanced flavor with fruity notes and...

sypalino
15.08.2013 12:37:20

Sikkim Temi FTGFOP-1 Second Flush 2013

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Wet leaf smells amazingly, infusion taste florally and fruity, really good tea.

gaiwan 120 ml/about 4g 30s/15s/30/60



2003 CNNP "Yi Wu Old Tree Round Cake" Raw Aged Pu-erh tea cake

2003 CNNP
4.0 stars 1 review

Probably a small tea factory in Yi Wu area pressed this cake under the "zhong cha" label in 2003. Entirely spring 2013 Yi Wu mountain material. Stored in Jing Hong until 2012 when it was purchased by Yunnan Sourcing and brought to Kunming. Nice balanced traditional (wetter) storage. Nicely aged but without any moldy or off smells. Camphor and delicate aromas when brewed. Sweet thick tea soup. An enjoyable tropical stored tea!

sypalino
08.08.2013 11:10:55

2003 CNNP Yi Wu Old Tree Round Cake

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According to the seller it is a wet stored tea and really, when you open the bag with the sample you can smell strong earthiness fading away. Leaves smell intensely sweetly and earthy after rinsing. The brew is dark brown (like wild honey), pleasant sweet taste, you can feel slight maturity (camphor), earthiness is surprisingly very lightly in the background. Infusions are quite full, the tastiest were 3rd and 4th one, but even then the taste is very good and full bodied. You can feel a cooling effect in the mouth, generally the tea had an easing effect on me. It is an interesting tea that is certainly worth at least trying.

yixung 100 ml, 10s rinse - 15/10/20/30/35/40/50/60/90



2006 Haiwan Certified Organic Pasha Mountain

2006 Haiwan Certified Organic Pasha Mountain
4.5 stars 1 review

Tall and straight forest - Meng Pasha Pasha in the Aini language means tall and straight forest. According to local people, Pusha was settled more than 300 years ago by people from the Jinghong and Damenglong area of Xishuangbanna. At that time this area had no villages or cultivated land within 10 kilometers and was dominated by vast mountains filledwith giant ancient tea trees. The Aini people, through foresight and diligent work,created their home on this land, relying on tea to earn a...

sypalino
08.08.2013 09:38:39

Favorite

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I'm very fond of this tea from Pasha mountains. I tasted this tea more than two years ago for the first time when I started to drink puerh teas and it was great experience. I returned to this tea again last year. I bought sample and immediately after I ordered two cakes. The cake is tightly pressed, dry leaves smell fruity and slightly after tobacco. After rinsing the tea starts to smell beautifully after herbs with fruity fragrance. The infusion is also fruity - herbal, pleasantly bitter at first, bitterness fades out with more infusions but the fruity taste prevails. You can prepare 9-10 very good infusions. This tea is very sensitive to a water quality. To enjoy the best tea I am using water heated on the stove Chaozhou. When I use water heated in cattle on the induction stove the taste is flatter and fruity - herbal components are suppressed in the taste. The quality of water and the way it is heated really matters for this tea.

4.5g / 85 ml yixing, 10s rinse /15,10,15,20,25,30,35,45,60



2006 Haiwan Organic Pasha Tea Brick 500g

2006 Haiwan Organic Pasha Tea Brick 500g
3.5 stars 1 review

This brick was stored in Kunming since 2006, it was made by using the best raw materials Haiwan Tea Factory could find. A few factors make this tea brick very expensive. 1. it's rare as it's hard to get it nowadays at the marketplace; 2. it's a certified 'Organic'; 3. its raw materials were harvested from ancient tea trees; 4. it's big 500g heavy, the equivalent of two standard 250g bricks, 5. it's a collector's item. Once you considered all of these factors, you may understand why...

sypalino
07.08.2013 22:29:11

Organic Pasha Brick

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This tea in the form of 400g cake is my big favorite, so when I found out that it is available on puerhshop.com as 500g bricks, I could not resist and bought one piece. Brick is very tightly pressed. The tea smells after tobacco when unwrapped. After rinsing the tea produces intense tobacco - herbal smell, but the tobacco component is dominant. The infusion’s color is pale yellow to greenish, much lighter than the version in the cake. The taste is again dominated by tobacco. Herbs and fruitiness are suppressed in the background. Tobacco is actually present in the infusion throughout the whole tea-time. You can prepare 9 to 10 infusions. I was slightly disappointed after the first tasting of this brick. I think that due to the tight pressing and also due to the dry storage in Kunming the process of aging was not as good as in case of cake. Well, I will see how the brick develop in the future. So fare I definitely prefer this tea in the form of cake.

4.5 g / 85ml yixing, rinse - 15s/20/10/15/20/25/30/35/45/60



2002 Yi Wu "Ancient Spirit" Raw Pu-erh Tea cake

2002 Yi Wu
4.8 stars 2 reviews

Made entirely from spring 2002 material, this Banna wetter stored tea cake sports a smooth aged taste with a floral / camphor aroma. The tea was stone pressed by traditional method and stored in hot and humid Jing Hong until 2011 when it was brought to Kunming. Nice wetter stored tea with aged feel and taste!380 grams per cake

sypalino
23.05.2013 14:03:42

Ancient Spirit

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Very good, already quite matured tea. You can taste wet storage, but only during the first infusion. The infusion is beautifully full, fruity aroma is intense, mixing with mellow - earthiness. The tea is really very nice. I bought the whole cake after sample. It is definitely worth trying.



2013 Darjeeling Thurbo Moonlight First Flush

2013 Darjeeling Thurbo Moonlight First Flush
4.5 stars 2 reviews

The legend among tea cultivators Mr. J. D. Rai, the main teamaker of famous Thurbo gardens produced limited quantity of tea made from leaves harvested exclusively from the tea plant cultivar Pb 312. This delicious tea is composed purely of silver tips and the top two leaves. The infusion is clear, golden with dominant fruity tones that are typical for the cultivar Pb312. Really wonderful tea! (FTGFOP-1), lot no. Dj-16/13

sypalino
20.05.2013 16:26:49

Very interesting FF DJ

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Very interesting FF DJ. Wet leaf smells really nice. I boiled the water on chaozhou stove. It beautifully highlighted fresh, floral flavor of the tea. Really excellent tea, probably the best FF I've yet tasted.

5g/120 ml, gaiwan, 30/60/90/120s



2003 Xiaguan Jiaji Tuocha in box

2003 Xiaguan Jiaji Tuocha in box
4.5 stars 1 review

Classic Xiaguan green box JiaJi tuocha is replenished! Xiaguan TF has been producing Jiaji Tuocha since 1951. Earlier used "CNNP"brand, was replaced by "pine crane" trademark in 1991. Paper box Tuocha is superior to paper bag Tuocha in quality. Old green paper box Tuocha has become the most popular product and much sought after. 2003 was a generally good year, full flavor and well-chosen maocha. After 8 years of a good storage, this tea can be very enjoyable to drink now, also can...

sypalino
20.05.2013 14:35:05

2003 Xiaguan Jiaji Tuocha in box

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I bought this Tuochu in the spring 2011for $15. The first tasting end up badly. The tea was good, well matured, there was a smell of fruits, but also a lot of bitterness. So I let it be for a year and returned back to it this spring. I do not know if tea has ripened or my tea skills has improved, but this time the tea was really excellent. Beautifully fruity, ripe with minimal bitterness. At least it confirms that tea in my home stock do not suffer, which makes me really happy. I plan to buy at least one more piece for comparison, to see how the tea ripened in China.



2007 Jingmai Qiao Mu “0502”

2007 Jingmai Qiao Mu “0502”
3.5 stars 1 review

Use Jingmai mountain arbor (Qiao Mu) tea which picked before Grain Rain (mid-April) as raw material, this traditional stone pressed cake is one of the most attractive raw puerh in our store. When make the tea, the house can be filled with fruity fragrance. It is a very enjoyable experience. Bright yellow infusions, with honey sweet taste and light apricot aroma, rich and balanced. After 4 years dry storing in Kunming, 0502 is very good for drink now. And this tea will be continued to improve...

sypalino
19.05.2013 22:43:15

2007 Jingmai Qiao Mu “0502”

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I bought two cakes about two years ago. I did not manage to prepare it for my full satisfaction, tea was quite good, but there was quite bitterness. I put it away, and from time to time I am trying to sample it again. Now, after about two years, there is the new smoky component, quite pleasant, but it's on the edge ;-)

My preparation was: 7g/130 ml Yixing teapot, water 95 and about 20/10/15/25/30/40/50/60/75. Maybe it could help to prepare it with colder water. I will give it a try and let you know.



Kabusé Okuyutaka 2012

Kabusé Okuyutaka 2012
4.2 stars 2 reviews

Packing: vacuum, 50 grams, packaged in Japan Tea is an original packaged in Japan and stored at low temperatures in Slovakia, which guarantees exceptional freshness. The smell of hot tea leaves: strong, penetrating, the smell of freshly baked bread Color: greenish, clear Taste: sweetish, with a very thin bitter edge with a distinctive aftertaste

sypalino
19.05.2013 21:49:42

Kabusé Okuyutaka 2012

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The leaves are nice, dark green, sometimes even brighter with pleasant scent. The first infusion is clear; color is pale green, grassy flavor with a pleasant, slightly bitter and long lasting finish. Further infusions are more yellow and slightly cloudy. I managed to prepare three delicious infusions; the second one was the tastiest. Very good tea. I look forward to the next time :-)



2002 Fu Cha Ju Ailaoshan Ripe Puerh Cake

2002 Fu Cha Ju Ailaoshan Ripe Puerh Cake
4.2 stars 2 reviews

This high quality ripe cake is made of spring large-leaf varietal arbor tea from Ailao mountain. Ailao mountain is one of high mountain in Simao area. Old tea trees material ripe puerh tea is quite different from garden tea ripe puerh. The raw material is completely the same as sheng puerh products which Fu Cha Ju made in 2002. Medium fermentation and 10 years perfect clean storage, an lovely and very tasty ripe puerh tea we ever met. Clean brown-reddish tea soup, smooth and sweet, rich...

sypalino
11.04.2013 09:02:13

Excellent Shu

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Interesting point about this tea, what actually brought my attention to it, that it was made of leaves from old tea trees and that it was the same material the manufacturer also used for sheng puerh in 2002. By the way this sheng pu is excellent. Moreover, this shu is now 11-year-old.

Dry leaves look well with fair share of twigs. Tea can be easily broken. After flush, leaves release fruity (like marmalade) scent and just softly earthy aroma.
The infusion’s color is reddish brown, creamy, pleasant, cocoa fruit flavors, earthiness is not very significant.

The color and taste recalls a dark oolong, little bit. I am not a big shu puerh drinker, but I would say that this is really excellent and worth trying tea.

Gaiwans 120 ml / approx 6 grams of tea
rinse 10s and about 30/10/30/45/60/120s



2013 Early Spring Premium Yunnan Long Mei

2013 Early Spring Premium Yunnan Long Mei
4.0 stars 2 reviews

Grade: AAA Cultivar: Yunnan Da Ye Harvest area: Zhenyuan, Simao, Yunnan Yunnan green tea produced from Yunnan Large leaves varietal tea trees, smaller leaves, high quality, greeny infusion pleasantly strong, harmonic, characteristically fresh aroma with floral and fruity tones.

sypalino
28.03.2013 14:03:21

My first 2013 green tea

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This year's first green tea I've tasted. Leave is smaller, beautifully scented, very nice fresh floral taste, very simulative. I rather drink it in the morning.

You can prepare 4-5 very good infusions.




PU-ERH.sk

PU-ERH.sk
5.0 stars 1 review

Pu-erh.sk je web obchod, ktorý ponúka len exkluzívne čaje a keramiku. Každý čaj či konvička sú vyberané dôkladne, s dôrazom na kvalitu a jej pravý pôvod. Všetky čaje a keramika sú dovážané priamo z miesta zberu, alebo spracovania v danej krajine. Týmto je zabezpečená čerstvosť a najlepšia cena. Pu-erh.sk dováža a predáva vybrané gušhu pu-erh čaje z čajových pohorí provincie Yun-Nan. Širšiu ponuku čajov spestrujú zelené čaje dovážané priamo z malej japonskej horskej čajovej...


25.11.2013 13:56:35

PU-ERH.sk

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I have a very good experience with this shop. Excellent and friendly communication, really interesting selection of quality teas, beautiful and superbly functional pots. I highly recommend it.


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