2011 Tea Urchin Guafengzhai [Episode 255]

In this episode, Denny and James review one of Tea Urchin’s original productions from 2011 to see how it is coming along. The Tea Urchin GFZ is potent, strong, and quite tasty. Thanks to Man O Tea for providing the tea.








4 responses to “2011 Tea Urchin Guafengzhai [Episode 255]”

  1. The Guide to Puerh Tea Avatar

    Thanks for the review guys. This brings back memories as I picked up a sample way back in 2011. The Yiwu regional style was there, making this tea very soft and approachable. Interestingly I dont recall this tea being bitter at all back in those early years, just a straightforward light, mildly sweet, green vibe profile. Furthermore I have a tendency to be heavy handed with my brewing. Being a pleasant and simple tea it was easy to drink but drinking too much and I remembered feeling discomfort in my stomach such is my reaction to most young puerh nowadays.

    1. James Avatar

      Thanks Varat. I first tried this tea when it had a couple years under it in 2014 or 2015. This tea has developed interestingly. I’m not sure if it is how I brewed it, but it was quite potent in this episode.

  2. Dr. Jim Avatar
    Dr. Jim

    I have tried raw puerh with friends who like Scotch Whiskey. I think the styles are similar but haven’t had much success convincing my friends.

    1. James Avatar

      Thanks for sharing Dr. Jim. I’ve also had mixed results on the alcohol comparison. Some friends do love it though.


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