Yesterday I Was Sad, But Today I’m Happy 2023 Gedeng Raw Puer



If you’re in need of turning your mood around, then this tea is for you. In fact, even if you’re already in good spirits, you’ll still be able to enjoy this full-meal of a tea.

Made from a mixed picking of Gedeng qiaomu (arbor) and big tree material, this tea is slightly aggressive up front with a gentle kuwei (pleasant bitterness) and astringency, but quickly dissolves as a pleasant fragrance and huigan take over in the mouth and throat.

This tea offers a full-bodied soup and nice texture, along with an overall pleasant feeling in the body that builds up over the course of the session, making it a great tea for sad people.

Picking period: March 24-30


Many of our samples for spring 2023 are in dragon ball form. While these balls will perform the same as the cake, they can be slightly trickier to brew. Here’s how we do it:

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6 reviews for Yesterday I Was Sad, But Today I’m Happy 2023 Gedeng Raw Puer

  1. 2 out of 5


    This doesn’t taste much and only lasts a few infusions. First infusion was too astringent for my taste, then it’s just.. Bland and tasteless. I guess energy would be the main reason to buy this, but I wasn’t able to notice anything particular about it with these two dragonballs. Perhaps it has more energy than I could notice: I would need more sessions with this tea to properly review it, but I won’t be drinking this tea again.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bunnyzilla (verified owner)

    In my opinion, a very interesting tea, far from immediate and not easily understood, but I think it truly has its own identity, is representative of its territory and probably an excellent bet for aging. The sip has an excellent texture, a pleasant bitterness beyond my expectations, a very good huigan and a really good stimulating qi. I hadn’t drunk a young sheng from Gedeng for almost a year, although in recent years it is one of those areas where I have drunk dozens of teas, and it was really a pleasant return.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Wan Cheng Gu Hong (verified owner)

    This tea’s got a deep floral candy smell that’s pretty wild. Tastes like candy gum and leaves you with a long, sweet aftertaste. The “hou yun” is intense and sticks around, and the “gua bei xiang” is persistent.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rosy (verified owner)

    I only got a few dragon balls of this one and would really like to get a whole cake soon. So so sweet and bright with a strong huigan. I’ve had the best results brewing this at a lower temperature, slightly warmer than what one would typically use for brewing green tea.

  5. 3 out of 5


    A promising start which faded rather quickly. There was a nice bit of bitterness at the start, which quickly faded and was replaced by a fairly monotonous presentation. Slightly disappointing session even if the tea didn’t taste bad at all.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris

    Light mind indeed
    //Smell : Wet hay, brown sugar, clean clothes, small candy, fruit salad, floral, vegetable broth, library
    //Texture: Ultra smooth and silky, tongue covering, medium texture
    //Taste : Diluted fruit juice, creamy vegetable soup, sugary, astringency, raw kiwi sharpness, wet rock
    //Body sensation: Light headed, heat, liquefied saliva, silence

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