Spring 2021 Naka

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Acidic, Astringent, Beer, Bitter, Creamy, Floral, Fruity, Hay, Honey, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Juicy, Kiwi, Limestone, Mango, Mineral, Savory, Spearmint, Stewed Vegetables, Stonefruit, Sweet, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Sweet, Warm Grass, Vegetal
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Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 10 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “Wonderful tea! I got this tea from my recent Farmerleaf order, and this tea really is a juicy bomb. Beautiful fine picked leaves with a high bud ratio, paired with a decent wet leaf aroma and a...” Read full tasting note
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Spring 2021, second flush

Ancient tea gardens

Short-lived bitterness and high-pitched fragrance

In Menghai area, two districts produce a large quantity of tea: Bulang Shan in the South and Mengsong in the North.

Mengsong is well known for its high altitude, which gives the tea a good fragrance. Some teas from Mengsong also feature a short-lived bitterness, of a nature different from the Bulang bitterness, you can find that bitterness in some Jingmai teas.

Despite its large area, Mengsong doesn’t have a lot of ancient tea gardens. The bulk of the tea comes from conventional plantations. Some of them were established early on, in the 1950s. A push for more ecological growing techniques has lead to the conversion of some plantations into natural tea gardens.

Naka is the Northernmost village in the Mengsong mountain range, it is also the most prestigious one because it combines both the fragrance and the bitterness that make the essence of this area. Naka also hosts a moderate amount of ancient tea gardens.

Naka is inhabited by the Lahu minority and some Han families. They lived in isolation until the Pu-erh boom. Naka acquired its reputation in the 2010s and ranks among the pricier villages of Menghai area.

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Wonderful tea! I got this tea from my recent Farmerleaf order, and this tea really is a juicy bomb. Beautiful fine picked leaves with a high bud ratio, paired with a decent wet leaf aroma and a decent liquor. This tea has a wonderfully nuanced taste that strikes a balance between bitterness, sweetness, fruity and minerality. It could’ve been slightly more potent, but that’s beside the point really. Intensly immense juiciness in the texture paired with a permeating astringency, with the juiciness lasting strong into the finish which is also accompanied by a fresh minty feeling and a nice honeysuckle aftertaste. Beautiful character that this tea possesses, changing its flavours and profile between the different steeps, making for an interesting session. The biggest complaints about this tea that I have is the lack of a potent cha-qi, with a mediocre, but nice, buzzy and warming cha-qi present, and a relatviely average steep longevity compared to other shengs.

If those aspects were present, this tea could’ve easily been a 85+, but nonetheless a good tea for honestly a decent-ish price.

Flavors: Acidic, Astringent, Beer, Bitter, Creamy, Floral, Fruity, Hay, Honey, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Juicy, Kiwi, Limestone, Mango, Mineral, Savory, Spearmint, Stewed Vegetables, Stonefruit, Sweet, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Sweet, Warm Grass, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 10 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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