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.

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!

Boiling 10 g 5 OZ / 160 ML

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