Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Blue Label from Teasenz

Recently I experimented with Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Blue Label – from Teasenz. Here are a few of my findings and personal tasting notes on each infusion.

Infusion 1: Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Blue Label – from Teasenz infused to a darker brown and had a slight gloomy texture to it as well. The whiff was like a warmer autumn day…sunshine, leaves, dirt, dry wood, and a bit of malt. The flavor was a wink of dry wood, a whisper of malt, with a slight sign of cooked rice, and even inkling of soy sauce muted. I found this to be pretty fantastic and much to my linking!

Infusion 2: Again Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Blue Label – from Teasenz infused to a darker brown this time even darker than the 1st as I’m sure you can imagine. This time not as gloomy and with more of a reddish hue added. The aroma was more defined with a more enhanced sticky rice (altho the aroma wasn’t over-the-top) and a crusty pairing of nose on it this time around. The taste was well-rounded, smoother that I anticipated, and even savory. I didn’t think I would like the 2nd infusion of Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Blue Label – from Teasenz more than the first – but you know what – I did! I think it was because of the savory notes that came thru more this time around! YUM! Another GREAT Pu-erh from Teasenz.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Pu-erh
Where to Buy: Teasenz
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If you are new to pu erh tea and have yet to discover the different types of aromas it offers, then this mini tuocha tea mix is the right place to start. Reap the weight loss benefits of this pu erh while enjoying the diverse mix of flavors that ensure you will never get bored.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Red Label from Teasenz

Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Red Label – from Teasenz requires time and multiple infusions so today’s post will be just that…my own personal findings from multiple infusions with Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Red Label – from Teasenz.

Infusion 1: The hot water hasn’t fully separated the mini tuo cha and that’s okay because I will focus on multiple infusions with this Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Red Label – from Teasenz. My first infusion made the water a light brown. The aroma was a warm woodsy sniff with very faint malty notes. The first sip of the first infusion was nice. It was fairly pale but comforting. It offered delicious warming flavors that were almost cinnamon-like. I needed to further explore this square tuo cha!

Infusion 2: The color of Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Red Label – from Teasenz during the 2nd infusion was a dark brown. The nose wasn’t too intense but still pleasant. I could pick up a hint of crust in the aroma this time around. The taste was pretty smooth with a semi-sweet yet malty taste. I enjoyed the 2nd infusion more than the 1st because it was more defined. As an after thought and after taste there was a sprinkle of citrus that I could taste, too!

Infusion 3: I know I could go on and on with additional infusions but I think I am going to end this session with the 3rd infusion because I am very satisfied with the color and aroma. And because there are so many teas and so little time! By the 3rd infusion the mini square has fully separated. The infusion color is very dark brown – almost coffee-like. The aroma is very earthy but not wormy and not overly wet-wood like some pu-erh tend to be. More of a warming, dry-wood, with citrus underneath maybe even a touch of cinnamon powder. NOT cinnamon per say but a powdery likeness instead. The taste is earthy but in a malty way. It’s REALLY smooth, too, but in a malty-way! It’s NOT bitter at all and I really LOVE that. Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Red Label – from Teasenz ends with some sort of citrus note but I can’t quite put my finger (or tongue) on it. It’s not really the peel flavor – or as strong as orange zest – maybe it’s more of a citrusy-pith flavor instead. Regardless – I’m a fan!

I really suggest taking your time with Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea – Red Label – from Teasenz and enjoy multiple infusions. If you don’t care for the 1st – move on to the 2nd. If you still aren’t sure – try a 3rd – and so on! There are so many opportunities here and I am thankful I was able to try at least 3 of them!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Pu-erh
Where to Buy: Teasenz
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If you are new to pu erh tea and have yet to discover the different types of aromas it offers, then this mini tuocha tea mix is the right place to start. Reap the weight loss benefits of this pu erh while enjoying the diverse mix of flavors that ensure you will never get bored.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz #VeganMoFo2016

Vegan MoFo is pimping Monochrome Meals today which means we will be seeing a lot of food that is all based around ONE color so for our Vegan MoFo Tea choice today we are pushing Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz.

This Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz is part of the Teasenz Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix.  If you purchase the 70 gram TIN for $10.89 you will receive 12 or 13 mini tuo cha.  I think this is a pretty fair price for 12 or 13 mini’s of which you get to try 4 of their pu-erhs!

We are specifically reviewing the Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz in this review.  The scent of this one once wet and infused is an earthy, woodsy, wormy type.  It infuses to a dark brown.  I was pleasantly surprised that the taste on the tongue was mellower than I thought it would be based on the scent of the infusion.  It was really quite nice.  Sure it had woodsy notes but they weren’t over the top or anything I winced at.  Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz was even a bit smooth, too!  I’m not saying this Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz was dull or lacking in flavor at all!  It’s just more smooth than I thought it would be based on the scent!  I’m very excited about this offering!

Because Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz is a solid brown color DRY and WET I figured it would make a nice connection to the Vegan MoFo Monochrome theme of the day, today!


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Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Pu-erh
Where to Buy: Teasenz
Description:

Pu erh tea is an important part of the Yunnan culture. For a beginning pu erh tea explorer there is definitely a long way to go in order to fully appreciate the complexity of this type of tea. Sip and feel its richness in taste that evolves after each steep and imagine the history that is within this tea. Order today and have some of those high quality leaves that made it to our Teasenz website right in your teapot. Each and every piece is source directly from Yunnan and you will love it. Read our guide below as a roadmap for your puerh journey!

  • Brown: Start off with the flat tuocha wrapped in brown paper to experience the classic taste of pu erh tea. Note: Don’t underestimate those small tuocha teas. One piece can easily steep you several pots of tea. Instead of moving too fast from one color to the other, first strive to get as many steeps from each piece! Try to notice differences in flavor between the different steeps.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Festive Coffee Fushion from Stylin’ Tea Blends

Festive Coffee Fushion from Stylin’ Tea Blends is really something special. If you are into coffee and/or tea you will most likely find this of interest. For those of you who are into coffee flavored teas – this one is right up there! Not only does it contain Green Coffee Beans – it also has ground coffee! Pair that with a blended black tea AND Pu-erh base and you are sure to get your caffeine blitz for the day! Oh! And there are some chamomile flowers in there, too!

I actually kind of wondered WHY the Chamomile? But once I tasted Festive Coffee Fushion from Stylin’ Tea Blends it all made sense! It seemed to round out the flavor and cut back that coffee aftertaste a bit, too!

The Pu-erh and the Black Tea were fairly strong when it comes to a tea strength but the coffee flavors seemed to play leap-frog with the tea a bit. Over all this was a VERY strong flavor! Festive Coffee Fushion from Stylin’ Tea Blends was a nice kick in the butt to get me going on a rough morning!

But let’s talk about this aroma, shall we!? Festive Coffee Fushion from Stylin’ Tea Blends was strong on the tongue but also strong on the ole’ sniffer, too! WOWZA! If I didn’t consume a cup of this caffeinated bliss I probably could have been awakened by the aroma alone! It was THAT wonderful! Definitely a flavored tea to try!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black/Puerh
Where to Buy: Stylin’ Tea Blends

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This is a blend that has it all…tea, coffee, cocoa beans.  It is a festive fushion of flavors!  If you are looking for something different then give it a try!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

2005 Shu Tuo-Phoenix Old Tea Tree Tea from ESGreen

ShuTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Tea

Where to Buy: ES Green

Tea Description:

This cooked(ripe) loose-leaf pu-erh tea has been produced in 2005. Slim tea buds are covered with gold fuzz. Neat and clean.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

2005 Shu Tuo-Phoenix Old Tea Tree Tea from ESGreen is a ripe, cooked loose-leaf pu-erh tea from 2005.   For these tea leaves you will see slim tea buds that are covered with gold fuzz.  The leaves from the 2005 Shu Tuo-Phoenix Old Tea Tree Tea from ESGreen are neat and clean as is the flavor of the offering.

Even though this 2005 Shu Tuo-Phoenix Old Tea Tree Tea from ESGreen smells a bit like wet wood and old cigars once infused it was quite pleasant to the palate!  This infused very dark but also held up to multiple infusions, too.  After a few moments at room temperature the flavor seems to peak at it’s flavor rush to the taste buds.

Pu-erh teas – it seems – I either love them – or hate them.  This one is the first one I put in the middle category because I do like it quite a bit but also can’t say I LOVE it and have it have it every day.  It is an offering to linger on – to take your time with – to appreciate and enjoy the time and artisan-ship that went into it.  It may not be for everyone but if it is for you then by all means…celebrate it!  I, for one, will have another cup!