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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wild Tea Qi Loose Leaf Pu-Erh Tea 'Ancient Phoenix'

Tea Information:
Tea: Ancient Phoenix
Type: Fermented Pu-Erh Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Wild Tea Qi
Purchase: Here
Year: April 2011
Factory: Yunnan Nanjian Pheonix Ecological Tea Factory
Location: Wuliang Mountain, Yunnan, China
Description: 100g - 10 servings

Steep 1 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes following a 10 second steep
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: I could not detect an aroma off the bar
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet, leafy
Liquor: translucent orange brown

Steep 2 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, leafy
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Steep 3 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, leafy, astringent
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Steep 4 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, leafy
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Steep 5 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, leafy
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Steep 6 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, leafy
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Steep 7 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, leafy
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Steep 8 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, leafy
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Steep 9 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, leafy
Liquor: opaque dark brown


Steep 10 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, leafy
Liquor: opaque dark brown


Steep 11 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, leafy
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Steep 12 Information:
Amount: 2 cubes
Water: ~8 oz
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, woods, sweet
Flavor: sweet, slightly gritty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, leafy
Liquor: translucent dark brown

I ordered this at world tea east. I was so excited when the puer arrived yesterday.

When I came home today I decided to steep it.

The outer layers of paper came away easily yet were sturdy enough to stay put unless intentionally being removed.

The tape on the inner paper tape caused me to rip away the inner paper.

As for the puer itself, I found it a little messier than expected when I broke it apart, and it was easy to get 2 chunks, I was not easily
able to get 1 so I steeped with two. I was lazy!

The two steeped way more than 8 oz water! I speed steeped about 2 quarts of tea and it was still going strong, I've put them (wet leaves) in the fridge to hold overnight (I hope)

It was a slightly gritty mouthfeel, earthy, fall, but with a sweet hint throughout.

I really enjoyed it! I wonder if this is much better than some of the pureh I have had in the past or the earthy flavor is growing on me?

Rating: 3/4 leaves


Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing





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I purchased this product. All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.
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