There was a friend of my father’s who, every year, would grow geraniums. Not just two or three in a planter, but hundreds. In the right season every conceivable surface outside his house would be covered in a pot with a red or pink geranium growing in it. You would have to weave your way past twenty pots just to get the front stoop and the same on path to the woodshop in the back.
The effect was overwhelming but I had to admit if you were going to grow a flower you might as well have done it like this guy: in expanse and in a statement. As if an Italian-chef personality would say: “BAM.” “Geraniums.”
Sometimes tea helps bring up memories like this.
This Menguku is no different.
After several steepings I feel an overt calm raiding out from my middle to my extremities. A thick, sweet liquor which coats my tongue and dries my upper palate is also present. All of this with an aroma of geraniums.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants calm.
Additional brewing parameters: 7g leaf, 120ml gaiwan, steepings #1-7: 5 seconds-35 seconds, #7-12: 35 seconds -1 min 20 seconds.
Purchased sample at Yunnan Sourcing. Another tea drinker has written about this tea here: http://half-dipper.blogspot.com/2008/12/2007-shuangjiang-mengku-muyechun-002.html
Flavors: Floral, Sweet