2012 Mu Ye Chun Raw Beeng Cha

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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 6 oz / 177 ml

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  • “There's no mistaking this beeng cha for anything but a sheng. It has that familiar aroma that I no longer associate with anything but sheng puerh. This carries over into the wet leaf and the...” Read full tasting note
    Roughage 237 tasting notes
  • “I bought mine from Mandala, and it's deeeelish! Smells like flowers and fruits in the summertime. It's been a long day, and I'm not feeling very poetic, but this is great. Went and bought a whole...” Read full tasting note
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    Sarsonator 187 tasting notes

From Canton Tea Co

A fantastic young puerh made from raw leaves picked early in the spring season from high-growing wild trees in Yong De.
A subdivision of the renowned Mengku Tea factory, Mu Ye Chen has been producing fine puerhs since 2006. The cakes coming out of this factory have been of a consistently excellent standard and this example is no different: the smooth and sweet liquor is wonderfully complex with a strong mouthfeel and thick texture. This tea can only improve with age.

About Canton Tea Co View company

Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.

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There’s no mistaking this beeng cha for anything but a sheng. It has that familiar aroma that I no longer associate with anything but sheng puerh. This carries over into the wet leaf and the liquor. The leaves are large and the beeng is quite loose, making it easy to pick apart, while retaining whole leaves. The liquor is a lovely rich golden yellow colour that really reminds me of nothing so much as a sample! Still, it is one worth drinking!!

The tea itself is quite mild. I suspect I should have brewed it for longer, and I shall try that with the next steeping. It is smooth and sweet with only a slight bitterness, and the real flavour develops on the tongue after swallowing. There is an edge of camphor to the aftertaste, a slightly prickly dryness on the tongue, and an enduring sweetness on my breath. It is really jolly good. I can feel my body cooling and relaxing as I drink it, and the enduring aftertaste enhances that experience. There is a lot going on with this tea and I am really enjoying it.

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195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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I bought mine from Mandala, and it’s deeeelish!

Smells like flowers and fruits in the summertime. It’s been a long day, and I’m not feeling very poetic, but this is great. Went and bought a whole cake. Yum.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 6 OZ / 177 ML
MzPriss

I need one of those pneumatic tubes running from Mandala & Whispering Pines to my house. Would save so much time and provide so much instant gratification

Sarsonator

Ha! Awesome idea!!!!

Cwyn

I almost have one, am one postal center away, just La Crosse and then my doorstep.

TheTeaFairy

Yum yum, sarsy :-)

(I envy you Cwyn)

AllanK

I think I am actually glad they are out of stock, it prevents me from buying it.

Sarsonator

Yay Cwyn! I hope you like it!

Oh wow, Allan. I didn’t realize I got one of the last ones.

mj

Cwyn, I’m super close too :) Although I’ve never ordered from Mandala and it’s only about an hour away from me.

MzPriss

mj – you NEED Mandala.

Sarsonator

If I lived only an hour away from Mandala, poor G-Dawg would never get me out of his shop.

MzPriss

Right? I would be all up in there all the time

Sarsonator

Yep, I would probably be asked to leave. But then I would say no. And then there might be harsh language and everything. It’s probably good that I live quite a distance.

Sarsonator

But maybe we should plan a tea tour, Missy, someday. I’d love to find a way to hit all our fave places!

MzPriss

We can do that

MzPriss

It would be fun!

Sarsonator

Traveling tea party! Woo!

MzPriss

We have wee tea kettles and travel and a shitload of sheng samples

Sarsonator

Traveling sheng party! Wooo! :p

mj

LOL you two! Well, you are welcome at my place if your traveling tea party brings you to Minneapolis! (there’s Mandala close by and Verdant about 15 min from my apartment)

Sarsonator

Oh super. I’m so jelly… you live near two of my faves!!!!

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