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Imperial Mengku Pure Old Tree Golden Buds Tea

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  • “I've been out of town for a few days playing gigs so I haven't had the opportunity to drink any real tea. I'll make up for that now. This tea is a tea lover's tea. Remember Sonic The Hedgehog?...” Read full tasting note
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This is a spring batch of pure old tree black tea from Mengku area of Lincang in Yunnan, where it has one of the biggest acreage of old tea trees.

Well-selected the plump buds from tea plantation with altitude over 1200 meters high, adopted the traditional Yunnan gongfu black tea making process, this tea enjoys very deep floral/sweet aroma, rich taste full of sweetness with no astrigency at all; dense, thick & sticky tea liquid, with smooth & deep throat feeling, which is one obvious characters of old tea trees.

Tea tree: old trees with age average of over 150 years old; big leaf variety in Mengku, Lincang areas of Yunnan.

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76 tasting notes

I’ve been out of town for a few days playing gigs so I haven’t had the opportunity to drink any real tea. I’ll make up for that now. This tea is a tea lover’s tea.

Remember Sonic The Hedgehog? Remember his friend Tails? This tea looks like a bunch of Tails’ tails. Golden and furry! They look like little dried fox tails. Dry leaf smell is kind of like a cross between cocoa powder, cardamom, and turmeric. The same goes for the steeping aroma but with cinnamon as well.

It certainly has some assam flavors, though I don’t know if it actually is an assam. It’s definitely more on the Chinese side of black tea flavor than the Indian side, but the assam aspect is there. It has a medium amount of maltyness, and medium thickness of texture. It’s floral but also caramely.
The flavors are complex but delicate. There’s a lot there but you really have to search for it. I like that in tea.

This is a very good Dian Hong. I am aware that there are some seriously mind blowing Dian-Hongs out there, but this one is nothing to sneeze at. Sticky furry buds ya’ll.

EDIT: Since it’s cooled off a little it’s a much thicker creamy texture.

EDIT #2: It becomes more floral on the 2nd steep and much much more floral on the third.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

This sounds really tasty! I also had a busy weekend playing gigs :)
It’s always nice to have awesome teas to come home to!

My Friend Rashad

Well, I bought an electric kettle to use on the road but I always forget to bring it. I bring tea bags but I never travel with the good stuff.

Rachel J

Ah, musicians who actually gig. I couldn’t deal and now exclusively teach. Much better for my state of mind. Hats off to you guys.

Terri HarpLady

I’m so heavily booked locally that I don’t travel much, although I have a stainless steel electric kettle for when I do. The biggest bummer of tea on the road is the terrible water you end up with.

My Friend Rashad

The majority of my gigs are out of state, and I go all over the country. I do bring tea bags with me but only for emergencies. It’s cool when I end up in places with great tea houses, but usually it’s tea from a coffee shop and their selection is never as good as mine.

My Friend Rashad

But yes Terri, water in some places is very very bad. Especially Cleveland.

Terri HarpLady

and orlando

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