this is a favorite of mine since i love pumpkin pie. pumpkin pie in a cup with a small touch of half and half to add a creaminess to it. steep for a short time so it does not become bitter. i sweeten with sugar but i bet brown sugar would be even better. note to myself to try it that way.
65 Tasting Notes
good on a cold winter day. not a super strong or sweet tea just enough of the gingerbread taste to make you want a gingerbread man cookie with it. i use a gongfu cup for infusing you may want to changer your steep time as a gongfu has a water to mass ratio like a french press so my steep times are short to get the flavor i desire.
very good afternoon tea slightly assamy taste hints of malt but very smooth with a touch of honey.
one of my favorites wish they made it into a cake larger than 150 grams. dark mysterious woody and subdued floral hints. i resteep about three times. i liked this so much i purchased a 750 gram tin of five and it is a go to when i want a smooth tea at the end of the day. 100 percent top pu-er! you must be a pu-er drinker not for the faint of heart! resteep adding about15 seconds to your prior time i get about 4 out of it.
very smooth with a hint of natural sweetness. earthy and dark good for multiple steeps.
i think this was the second pu-er i had tried. very smooth and mellow with a hit of the cassia on the back end.
bought this tea to age will update in about a year to see how it compares with the other v93s i have.
purchased as a fairly new production tea. i think a few years aging will mellow this tea out some. i think it has too much of a licorice taste for me as of yet,but i am sure with aging that will go away to the smooth menghai taste that i am used to. btw the 2010 star of menghai entirely different.
not too bad just do not oversteep. got this as a sample drinkable but not an everyday tea. did about 185 temp since it was a fruit tea.
another tea in line with the smaller 150 gram Menghai Dayi Wu Zi Deng Ke cake. very similar just a larger version. floral fruity and dark tea good for multiple steeps.earthy aroma. wash tea the first steep discard and drink the second one.
good tea with a very good cha. very smooth to be a 2010 cake earthy and floral notes. also good for multiple infusions.
very similar to the 2009 cake tight cake very good flavor. i think i willlet this cake age a few years it should be even better.
a lemony tea with a good burst of energy. the leaves are very fine would suggest a french press or a very fine strainer.i used a tea ball on this but the leaves were so fine that it escaped from it.use a quick infusion time for this tea,
a very tasty tea for after dinner. rich with notes of vanilla and chocolate add a touch of sugar and you have a good dessert tea.
a very tight packed cake 100 grams this was one of my first pu-er teas that i bought and it hooked me. very smooth just be sure to wash this tea and let it open up for 20 to 30 seconds toss the first brew or wash. steep about 30 seconds on the first time and increase your steep after that.good for about 4 infusions you may get more but i prefer a strong cuppa tea.only downside is this can only be bought in a 100 gram cake(i have bought 5 so far)
very good aged pu er but open the wrapper and let air out for a few days. washing this tea is a must a 20 second wash and a 30 second infusion works well. i left this tea in a pot with just enough water to cover overnight and added hot water to it almost 24 hours later and it brewed a very dark brew almost reminding you of a good malty scotch.
i found this tea to be very mellow and smooth with good body water just under boiling one wash of the leaves for about 20 seconds and a 30 second steep. i got 4 good infusions out of it. i may have gotten more but i favor a dark strong tea.