Pu-erh Tuocha .In Pursuit of Tea

November 4, 2007 at 1:55 am | Posted in Pu-Erh, Shu (cooked), Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

never been interested in the tuocha, so why not try it …
got this package from Whole Foods (while drinking a cup of the competition’s wuyi oolong)
12$ +tax

http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/Pu_erh_Tuocha_p/pc001.htm
says rich earthy flavor

open pkg, earthy/meds smell… hmmm…

the little tuocha wrapped in paper is kind of cute, so i throw it into a boiling pot of water (substitute pot with about 6oz, and boiling with ~200F)

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4min: somewhat a dense, confusing flavor made of “earthy”-woody?-medicinal not strongly so but when i gave to wife, she goes: “are u trying to poison me?” …hmmm… is my taste changing? have i started to lose ability to detect medicinal tones of puerrrr? …anyway

subsequent 4min: more woody-medicinal now, flavor seems more defined. medicinal. ok there it is.

also get a very faint flavor that reminded of the lapsang souchong- sortof benzene-like.

astringency? not that i know of. but so there aint not much choco flavor neither.
aftertaste: not much.

liquor forms the haze on it. (what now looks to me like some sort of condensation… microclimate going on… like the smoke lingers above the liquor in a cloud-like fashion, if blow on it, disappears)

Compared it to Royal Pu’er Cha (Yun Nan Cha) .Zhong Guo Cha, and definitely i prefer the “royal pu” – there is no medicinal taste.

in conc: meh, is not good on me tongue, so am not planning on stock.

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