OH YES BULANG! I freaking love bulang ripes, the flavor profile of them makes me drool just thinking about it. Today’s review is the lovely 2008 Bulang Shan Imperial Grade Shou Pu’er from Crimson Lotus Tea. This tea I regret not trying sooner, after drinking this I’m eyeing buying a brick so hard that I’m sure they can feel it in Seattle. This tasting is a little different – I drank this tea while I was in Utah, so it was with spring water and a high altitude (7000 feet+) which effected the taste some. This review came out much later as I … Continue reading, hoot!
I thought it would be really cool to do a side by side sheng pu’er comparison session. I had planned to do a side by side tasting with a pair of shou pu’er I have, but Crimson Lotus Tea was sending me some samples and I thought it would be cool to compare their Jingmais together. The two Crimson Lotus Tea sheng pu’ers are: 2015 Spring Jingmai “Midas Touch” 2014 Planet Jingmai Ancient Tree Single Serving Pu’er I was planning to just drink a small sample each, say 5 grams. I didn’t realize after the fact that Planet Jingmai is a weighty 8 gram … Continue reading, hoot!
It’s Pu’er Time! Today’s tea is the 2012 Bulang Gushu Ripe Puerh from Crimson Lotus Tea. This ancient tree (gushu) pu’er is picked from over 200 year old trees in Spring 2012 in Yunnan, China. This is my first Crimson Lotus Tea! These guys are based in Seattle, USA. They sell mostly (if not all) pu’er along with some really nice chinese tea ware. The gongfu tea pots – this one for example – are so beautiful that if I had one I’d put it on display instead of using it! Crimson Lotus Tea has a big social presence on Twitter and … Continue reading, hoot!