2008 Menghai "Mount Elephant"

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Fruity, Salt, Plums
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 11 g 80 oz / 2366 ml

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  • “I brought this one out as the Chairman has been sleeping tonight. I got out a big chunk, about 15 grams or so as I plan to brew this heavy and for a few days. I gave a 10 second wash and then a 5...” Read full tasting note
    mrmopar 213 tasting notes
  • “This tea is among the very best shou puerh I have ever drank. Thank you Mr Mopar for this sample. There were at various times notes of plums or apricots, not sure which is the best description and...” Read full tasting note
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    AllanK 294 tasting notes

From Meng Hai Tea Factory ( Dragon Teahouse)

Mt. Elephant * Menghai Dayi Pu-erh Tea

Origin

Menghai County, Yunnan, China

Manufacturer

Menghai Tea Factory

Type

Cake/Black/Pu-erh

Net Weight

357g (12.6 oz)

Vintage

2008

Packaging

Cotton Paper

Process

Cooked

Description
Robust leaves from Mt. Elephant, Menghai.

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2 Tasting Notes

213 tasting notes

I brought this one out as the Chairman has been sleeping tonight.
I got out a big chunk, about 15 grams or so as I plan to brew this heavy and for a few days.
I gave a 10 second wash and then a 5 second one and let it set a good hour.
This one has the dark chocolate notes as well as some light fruity notes. Some bitterness but it is a bit early for that to fully come out if that happens.
This one coats the mouth well. The back of the tongue gives a bit of drying a little salty light taste note.
Overall nice not too complex but good with the tastes that come through.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Fruity, Salt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 15 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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294 tasting notes

This tea is among the very best shou puerh I have ever drank. Thank you Mr Mopar for this sample. There were at various times notes of plums or apricots, not sure which is the best description and dark chocolate. This tea has staying power. I steeped this fourteen times over a four hour period. There was a touch of fermentation flavor in steep 3 and 4 but that was it. I didn’t weaken until around steep 10 and was not too weak at steep 12. Steep 14 was pretty weak. If I had the patience I would steep it a fifteenth time for an hour but I don’t have the patience and want to clean up my tea table. This was arguably as good as the 2008 Song of Chi Tse although it may have had a touch more fermentation flavor, which is to say not very much fermentation flavor. This is a highly caffeinated puerh. The first six steeps had me on a caffeine high. I could also feel the qi of this tea, not as potent as some but definite.

I steeped this 14 times in a 150 ml gaiwan with 6g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 15 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, 2 min, 3 min, 4 min, 5 min, 10 min, 20 min, and 30 min. It did not start to lose a noticeable amount of strength until around steep 10. This was damn good tea.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Plums

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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