I bought this cake as just an experiment to see how similar it was to other 75xx recipes I’ve had and at $10 for the 5 YO beng I thought I’ve bought crappy tea before. I’ve now brewed this tea two or three times and I have to say it is indeed excellent. Todays brewing struck me as being creamy… I did a brief rinse infusion and drank the second infusion. I was amazed when I perceived a thick and creamy with a distinct flavor and texture of sweetened whipped cream in the first infusion. This continued through the second as well though the color of the liquor was a much deeper darker red. I would not call this a complex tea but I would call it a very good to excellent tea and just as enjoyable as the more traditional (and pricier) Da Yi 75xx offerings.
2006 Menghai Chunhai 7572 Pu-erh Tea Cake
Yunnan Chunhai 7572 Puerh Tea Cake (勐海七子饼)
In the shadow of Menghai Tea Factory, Chunhai Tea Factory has the same resources to make some great teas. Nevertheless Chunhai 7572 is a close match to Dayi’s famouse 7572, but at a lower price.
You be the judge if Chunhai did a good job.