Mang Zhi 2004 Gu Yuan Chun Raw Puer

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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  • “I bought some samples from Zhi Zheng a month or so ago, as a result of the ongoing discussion on the puerh of the day thread. Fortunately, I was able to sneak them into the house without comment on...” Read full tasting note
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From Zhi Zheng Tea Shop

We acquired these cakes earlier in 2011. Produced by Gu Yuan Chun Tea Factory in Xiang Ming in 2004, they have been in Xishuangbanna since then and have been well stored.

The pressings were good and the cakes are now becoming fairly loose. With a few years ageing they have acquired some ‘chen xiang’ and smoothness. The rukou still carries a little bitterness and there is some astringence on the tongue indicative of the mix of tea from which these pressings were made. The huigan is most distinct in the throat and, after some initial unsteadiness, this tea settles down into a very rounded, smooth drink. The broth is a pleasing deep amber-red.

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240 tasting notes

I bought some samples from Zhi Zheng a month or so ago, as a result of the ongoing discussion on the puerh of the day thread. Fortunately, I was able to sneak them into the house without comment on the part of my better half. This is the first one that I have opened, because I have had a cold for the past seven or eight weeks, so my palate has been rather poor. I wanted to save them for when I could taste them, and decided that today was the day. So, into the pot with the leaves.

The leaves are quite loose in the block that the sample came in. They are also large and there is a slight tobacco smell to them when dry. The wet leaf has a dark, slightly earthy aroma. The liquor is amber in colour and I struggle to pin down what the aroma is. I think my nose is still not at its best! The tea itself is smooth and calming. It has a rounded mouthfeel with a slight edge of bitterness/astringency that only briefly makes itself felt, settling down to a very relaxing brew. I’m on my sixth cup now and it is still going strong. I think I may be drinking this for the rest of the day.

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

Dr. Who and Dr. PU…The cure for what ails you! Feel better my friend!

Roughage

I still have to find time to watch Dr Who. Most miffed that I am too busy at the moment with looming deadlines like giant trains heading towards me! The tea has certainly helped today, so I feel sure that Dr Who will be the final cure.

mrmopar

Hah! I know all about sneaking in things! Now you have me headed to another site. Of course I get to blame this on you! Hope you feel better I still have the Christmas offer open from a year or two ago .

Charles Thomas Draper

I love their tea. I have never seen this one…

Roughage

mrmopar: you know, I really should take you up on that one, thank you. Also, feel free to blame me. I am on the other side of the pond, so it should be too far for your wife to be willing to travel just to tell me off! :)

Charles: I could not actually find it on their website through the normal process but googled it and found it that way.

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