2006 Mengku Old Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Sweet, Leather
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 5 oz / 145 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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  • “I brewed this last night and am just getting around to this now. This was really good tea. This was one where I wish I had not been so tired because it was easily worth twelve steeps. I thought it...” 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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I brewed this last night and am just getting around to this now. This was really good tea. This was one where I wish I had not been so tired because it was easily worth twelve steeps. I thought it that good. I added a small amount of sugar to this tea. It brought out a discernible note of what I would either describe as peaches or plums, not sure which. This was a tasty, sweet puerh. It had little fermentation flavor, I would say only a little. I really didn’t notice it.

I brewed this four times in a 170ml Yixing teapot with 10.2g leaf and 200 degree water. I steeped it for 10 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, and 20 sec. If I had not been so tired last night I would have steeped this at least four more times and I am guessing this would have easily lasted 12 steeps or more.

Flavors: Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 6 OZ / 170 ML

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