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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Golden Moon Tea Company Loose Leaf Pu-Erh Tea 'Pu-erh Cha Wang (2003)'

Tea Information:
Tea: Pu-erh Cha Wang (2004)
Type: Pu-Erh Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Golden Moon Tea Company
Purchase: Tea Insider Club
Description: Using fluffy golden tea tips, Pu-erh Cha Wang has a depth of flavor normally found in the highest Yunnan teas. Whereas most pu-erh's use a combination of machine processed teas from multiple farms, Pu-Erh Cha Wang uses only the finest hand plucked teas from a single estate tea farm. The result is a tea that is smooth, with a woody flavor that has hints of cirtus in the finish.
Origin: Yunnan Province, China

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 1 minute
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: fall leaves, fishy
Steeped Tea Smell: hints of sweet, and dry fall leaves, citrus
Flavor: sweet, bakey, woody, tangy finish
Body: Full
Aftertaste: sweet, barky, and slightly citrus
Liquor: dark, translucent, red brown

Resteep: 2
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 1 minute

more fall leaves, less woody, still tangy finish

Resteep: 3
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds

sweet, citrus, a little floral, still leafy and woody

Resteep: 4
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 2 minutes

sweet, floral

Resteep: 5
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds

sweet, very light, woody finish

i think it might handle another resteep, but I never drink that much of a tea during work!

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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