2007 Premium Mengku Arbor Pu-erh Tea Brick

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Anise, Vanilla
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 200 oz / 5914 ml

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  • “Slightly smoky fragrance with a leather undertone. The first cup was bitter so I dumped it and poured a second which had a leather taste but not much more. (Puerh improves with re-steeps.) Third...” Read full tasting note
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    Carolyn 224 tasting notes
  • “Had this tea again this morning and It seems to me 9-10 years is the point where sheng finally loses its astringency. In the subsequent years since my last review of this I’ve had dozens of...” Read full tasting note
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    beankrom 33 tasting notes

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This Pu-erh brick of tea is made from Mengku arbor material, you will be pleased by its amazingly rich taste. The taste is authentic Mengku, aromatic, a subtly smooth yet full of flavor. Perfect for drinking by yourself, or for sharing with the best of company.

A hidden gem we got in 2007 Winter from Mengku, no big name, no fancy package, it is a great tea brick for your own enjoyment. You can be sure it got a high aging potential.

Brick Pu-erh Tea 250g/8.82 ounces
Green or Raw
Vintage 2007
Premium class
Loose tea leaves
Caffeine: Moderate

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5 Tasting Notes

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224 tasting notes

Slightly smoky fragrance with a leather undertone. The first cup was bitter so I dumped it and poured a second which had a leather taste but not much more. (Puerh improves with re-steeps.) Third cup still has a strong leather component and a slight bitterness but is developing something fruity in the fragrance. Third cup the fruitiness is gone replaced by a sober, rich flavor and fragrance as if apricots had dried without their classic sweetness.

Throughout this tea has a nice calming quality to it with just a little of the puerh buzz, that sense that one can be both meditatively alert and drunk on summer flowers at the same moment.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

Carolyn! We haven’t seen tasting notes, comments, or discussions from you in months and some of us were pretty worried. Welcome back, you were missed.

LadyLondonderry

Welcome back, Carolyn! It’s great to see you on my Dashboard again. :) I have you to thank for introducing me to Panyang Bohea Select, which in turn led me to Panyang Bohea Supreme, now one of my all-time favorite teas!

Carolyn

@Cofftea: No need to worry, everything was just really busy and I settled into drinking The Simple Leaf’s Dawn tea everyday (and therefore had nothing to say and no time to write). Unfortunately I went to order more Dawn and they’ve closed up their shop. Obviously this means I must find a substitute for Dawn and Steepster is a good place to work things out. I’m still busy, but I clearly can’t deal with life without tea, so I’m back.

@LadyLondonderry: I love the Panyang Bohea Select. I’ll have to try the Panyang Bohea Supreme. Thanks for the comment.

Cofftea

Yeah we’ve been talking about SL’s closing for a while. No one can find out what’s going on. I still think of you every time I drink or comment on a pu erh tasting note:)

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33 tasting notes

Had this tea again this morning and It seems to me 9-10 years is the point where sheng finally loses its astringency. In the subsequent years since my last review of this I’ve had dozens of decade old sheng and this one starts out very subtle but becomes very enjoyable after the cumulative infusions. Flavor initially sees very weak but has a nice vanilla orchid and anise scent. Astringency is gone and the tea coats the mouth nicely with a mellow sweetness. I guess the best thing about this tea is that the infusions eventually become cumulative leaving a very nice feeling. infused leaves have a scent of anise. I look forward to continuing to check back in with the tea over the next few years. I have roughly half of the brick left and the leaf color has darkened substationally.

Flavors: Anise, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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