MengKu Tea Factory

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Dirt cheap tea that is better than what you might expect for the price.

I’ve consumed most of a cake of this stuff. It’s too astringent to make a slippery or oily mouthfeel, lengxiang is weak and fleeting, it’s not very sweet, and it doen’t have much longevity. I’ve given up on trying to push it past 8 steeps.

On the plus side, it makes a dark gold to orange soup, and has a definite matured puer flavor and aroma while it lasts. There are a few steeps after the leaves open and before it plays out that are pretty smooth and nice. You get some idea what older puer can taste like with this.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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1st steep: thick liquid, sweet, slight hay, stone fruit, hits the throat. 2nd steep is starting to seem more like a nice ripe puer. The soup is much darker than the young shengs I’ve been having lately and it has some of the really nice dirt and tobacco notes that I love about ripe but without the funkiness. 3rd steep is similar but the sheng brightness is coming through more. Some smokiness. 4th steep tastes good but it’s starting to feel a little one-dimensional. 5th and 6th are still nice, taste pretty ripe. Nice little astringency to it. 7th+ are the same really.

At 2.3 cents/g (before shipping) from mx-tea, I will absolutely be ordering this with my next Tao haul!

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 5 OZ / 160 ML

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