Review: Aged Premium Pu-erh Tea form Puerhshop.com


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Review: Aged Premium Pu-erh Tea form Puerhshop.com

Postby edkrueger » Aug 9th, '08, 12:00

I received an order from Puerhshop.com yesteday. With 15 tea samples. This is the first one that I tried.

Leaves (3/5): Small to medium sized. Few broken leaves: cake was properly separated.

Dry Aroma(3/5): My nose is not to sensitive because of allergies, but I didn't smell any thing other that Pu-erh. Pretty boring.

Wet aroma(3/5): Same as dry but more "subtle."

Taste(5/10): Some initial sweetness, mostly on the roof of the mouth. Then medium bitterness, very slight sourness.

Mouthfeel (4/10): Slightly dry.

Gan (10/10): Wow! Great very sweet, but took a few minutes to notice. Still here after 15 minutes!

Resteep (5/5) : Many. Never got weaker. Never increased steeps over 15 seconds.

Overall: (33/50): Gan is the best part. Will have again, maybe with some food.

Edit: I think I might have been a bit generous with this cake. Some cakes that I find much, much, much more pleasant are getting scores not much higher.
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Postby Wesli » Aug 9th, '08, 13:46

Yeah, I was apprehensive about that bing because of the generic "Aged Premium" title, and having it turn out to be a 2004. Anyways, how did you make it? Rinse/steep times?
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Postby Salsero » Aug 9th, '08, 15:26

Thanks for the wonderful post. It's sharing stuff like this that makes the puerh thread so wonderful! What's gan mean again?
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Postby Wesli » Aug 9th, '08, 19:25

Gan(甘) is "sweet."


Thought I'd add a cool sidenote: huigan(回甘) is "returning sweetness" to describe a sweet aftertaste. Sometimes huigan is just used to describe any aftertaste or effect after the tea is swallowed.

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Postby Salsero » Aug 9th, '08, 19:43

Wesli wrote:Gan(甘) is "sweet."


Thought I'd add a cool sidenote: huigan(回甘) is "returning sweetness" to describe a sweet aftertaste. Sometimes huigan is just used to describe any aftertaste or effect after the tea is swallowed.

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Oh, I've always had an inkling why I always got mixed up by those two terms, but seeing them side-by-side like this it may actually stick. Thank you, O wise one.

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Postby edkrueger » Aug 10th, '08, 12:49

Gan and huigan mean the same thing, just huigan lasts longer. Its a longer word too.
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Postby edkrueger » Aug 10th, '08, 12:53

This pot: http://funalliance.com/tea/htm/teapot/870901602.htm. Half full with leaves. Rinsed twice. Water in, waited a second or two, tea out [10-15 seconds.]
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