MengSong Mountain Sheng PuErh

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This old tree Sheng Puerh attracted the Wan Ling Tea House team with it’s sharp, well balanced freshness. Full range of flavours that we look forward to enjoying as this cake matures.

Produced from pure old tree leaf. It is a great value cake that will give years of enjoyment to the Puerh tea lover.

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Thank you Wan Ling Tea House for this sample.

3oz / 85ml 212℉ / 100℃
5 Grams Tea
6 steeps : rinse,15s,20s,30s,40s,70s,140s
Gaiwan
Rinsing time is around 5 seconds

The leaves are a lovely blend of brown and gold which are highly reflective. They have a sweet yet highly perfumed scent, rather musky and earthen. Must note there are a fair few sticks present in this sheng.

Picture – http://tinypic.com/r/2ut2aeh/8

First Steep – 15s
Golden in colour with a creamy yet floral musky scent that almost comes across as being astringent. It tastes a little astringent too but in a nice way, like a thick vegetal and floral way. In other words thickly sweet but not too much.

Second Steep – 20s
Still thick and sweet with a slight astringency and mineral tang. Resembling a savoy cabbage or fresh broccoli at the moment but in a lighter and more floral way. Is also a little buttery.

Third Steep – 30s
Ok very thick now, reminds me of raw brussel sprouts. Still very sweet too but the butter has vanished.

Fourth Steep – 40s
The astringency and musk has increased again which as cut the sweetness down. There is still a nice floral after taste though which lightens though has left me with dry mouth.

Fifth Steep – 70s
Not as thick or astringent now (thankfully) but it is increasing it’s floral notes. like peony and tulip. Still keeping the broccoli aspect but a very soft one.

Sixth Steep – 120s
Yes definitely the final steep, all that remains is a subtle waxy flower perfume that leaves the tongue rather dry.

Overall – Honestly I was expecting to love this as sheng is my favourite form of Pu Erh but unfortunately I found this one rather astringent and thick throughout. I love a sheng with full on flavour and I expect some extreme mineral elements with astringency but this was just too much for my personal liking. Still it wasn’t a complete waste on me, while I wouldn’t buy this Pu Erh I did still enjoy trying it today.

Preparation
Boiling 5 g
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Thanks for the feedback Kitty. Would be interested to hear how you get on in a year or two’s time. This tea should mature well and offers a great opportunity to really appreciate how some puers change. Happy sipping.

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