2006 Mengku Old Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Leather, Sweet
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Edit tea info Last updated by John Grebe
Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “A nice thicker and smooth ripe puerh. Early infusions had a slight malty edge mixed in with the smoothness that gave way to pure smoothness in later infusions. Not sure if it is because it is a...” Read full tasting note
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2006 Mengku Old Chatou Pu-erh Brick Tea (勐库老茶头熟砖)
The half kilo Old Cha Tou (old tea nugget) brick is the choice for many hard core Pu-erh tea drinkers. The taste is very smooth, sweet, and enduring – multiple infusions are possible – lasting for the whole day long, the good stuff!

Brick Pu-erh Tea 500g/17.6 ounces
Fermented
Vintage 2006
Premium class
Loose tea leaves
Caffeine: Moderate

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A nice thicker and smooth ripe puerh. Early infusions had a slight malty edge mixed in with the smoothness that gave way to pure smoothness in later infusions. Not sure if it is because it is a nugget puerh or simply the longer age but this one while it is a good tea unlike the other Mengku ones seems to be lacking the unique Mengku taste to it.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
lukep

Did you find that the quality of the brick was fairly consistent throughout?

John Grebe

@lukep Yes the entire brick was made of pressed nuggets. Unlike other cakes I’ve never encountered a nugget brick that was anything less than 100% nugget puerh of the same consistent quality.

lukep

awesome

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