2008 Menghai "SPRINGTIME WATER" RAW

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Pu-erh Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by mrmopar
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Got this as a sample and was thoroughly impressed. This is a very smooth sheng no harshness or bitterness. It does have the usual touch of camphor as many Dayi cakes do but it is not overpowering....” Read full tasting note
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    mrmopar 205 tasting notes
  • “This will be a long review and only partly about tea. Skip along. I went into the city today, got a bit of spring fever even though it's still cold and nowhere near spring. But it's no longer -20C...” Read full tasting note
    Littleelle 272 tasting notes

From Menghai Tea Factory(yunnan sourcing usa)

A premium blend of entirely spring 2008 first flush tea from Mengah county (Ba Da, Bu Lang and Nan Nuo). A very nie cake with balanced taste and strong cha qi. A sure bet for longer-term aging!

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205 tasting notes

Got this as a sample and was thoroughly impressed. This is a very smooth sheng no harshness or bitterness. It does have the usual touch of camphor as many Dayi cakes do but it is not overpowering. It has good body and it turns very quickly to the honey taste of many fine shengs. This is a “hidden” gem from the Dayi Factory.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
ashmanra

I was just looking at their website last night, thinking about an order…

boychik

do you think they are going to have Chinese New Year sale ?

mrmopar

Not sure about the sale but I am going to get shot if I make a Yunnan Sourcing order considering what is already en-route! But hey I think this is a “must have” for me.

boychik

On my list goes . Are you ordering from US site? I find shipping is expensive for this company.

mrmopar

Yeah from the US site. Shipping is a little bit but I always try to maximize the order when i hit the shipping price I want to pay. I usually add till the shipping goes up and then delete an item. I will have to say the do have the “Real” stuff and I have never had any issues with that. Sometimes I would rather spend a little more as opposed to taking a chance on bad items. If you are looking to getting puerh from China I know some great sellers over there.

mrmopar

Following you so we can message.

Terri HarpLady

I’ve definitely become a fan of Yunnan Sourcing :)

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272 tasting notes

This will be a long review and only partly about tea. Skip along.

I went into the city today, got a bit of spring fever even though it’s still cold and nowhere near spring. But it’s no longer -20C and it was SUNNY for the first time in many days. Browsed bookstores, people watched, and then stopped at one of Toronto’s best ramen places. Had this: http://instagram.com/p/lTEyr3nqbi/

It was great while I was eating it and then quite shortly after i finished I got the “oh god, why did I do that?” feeling. You can perhaps understand why on the drive home I thought to myself “pu’erh”. I’m gonna have pu’erh. Which to have? I needed this and I needed to make sure I was going to drink it so I took it easy on myself.

Previously, my sheng have been white. So I was surprised this is dark in dry form. Shows you what I know, right? :)

Although the notes here advise on a 15s steep, to me that’s water. So I disregarded. Especially since the advice for steep time fails to mention water or amount of tea. I did 1 minute, I broke off a thin piece maybe the size of a thumb. My thumb, not shrek’s. 8 oz glass gaiwan came out to play.

The dry leaf smelled faintly smokey to me and then once I steeped it and took the lid off I could smell smokiness on the wet leaf. If I smell the wet leaf now, cold and having been steeped twice, the smoke is gone.

The second steep was also one minute, it gets a little stronger (shit, I forgot to rinse when I started) and it is getting a little stronger and a little, just A LITTLE astringent. Also getting a faint stone fruit in the after taste of the later sips, as the cup has cooled. you know, I’m talking out of my arse here, but I definitely get peach aftertaste.

Getting ready to steep for the third time. I am loving this one. Really. Really! Thank you :)

Preparation
8 OZ / 236 ML

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