Meng Zhr

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Meng Zhr Unfermented. Harvested autumn 2012

As with many of our teas, this Meng Zhr was harvested in autumn 2012 so it has already had time to develop and settle. Jeff encourages slightly longer steeping times (add perhaps an extra 10-15 seconds per infusion) simply because the Meng Zhr is already less astringent than many other green Puerhs. The extra infusion time may help bring out more flavour if you crave a bit of bite.

Use fully boiled water, as the large leaf ‘Camellia Sinensis Assamica’ (Puerh) can handle the heat.

We recommend not less than 6 grams per serving. Ideally 8 grams. Locals in southern Yunnan will use as much as 12 grams and wring out more than a dozen infusions, keeping the infusion times relatively short.

First rinse infusion (to open the leaves and stimulate the enzymes) – 15 seconds
First drinkable infusion – 20 seconds or more depending on taste.
Third to tenth infusions – we recommend increasing times by 10 seconds per infusion to wring as much of the full flavor from the leaves as possible, but again, we encourage an exploration of times and amount of leaves used.
When the tongue ceases to enjoy an infusion’s strength, that is the time to begin anew with a fresh load of leaves.

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I don’t have any tasting notes, regarding flavors, etc, but I did enjoy this tea all afternoon, & it had a nicely revitalizing effect on me, which is really what I love about sheng the most. It had a fresh & clean kind of start, a slightly apricot tanginess after a bit, & really, that’s all I remember, cuz that hours ago!



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1271 tasting notes

A crisp, clean, refreshing, strong vegetal unfermented pu’er! It’s not grassy and has no fermentation or smokey notes. Very little astringency that only appears in the last steepings. Jalam even recommends you can go heavy leaf here to get more “bite” since this pu’er doesn’t get dry, which would make tea lovers who want a strong flavor very happy.

What I like about this tea was it got better and better with each steeping. It has a really strong green pepper vegetal, fresh off the hot vine flavor, that mellows out with each steeping. Meng Zhr has a “heathly” feel to it too, like drinking juiced veggies in tea form.

I had a long session with this tea before a job interview, and wow I was wired!

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl

6 tsp

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