2013 MGH 1303 Mangshui Ancient Tree Green Pu-erh Tea Cake 357g

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Green Beans, Herbs, petrichor, Whiskey, White Grapes, Camphor, Dark Bittersweet, Flowers
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Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 5 oz / 135 ml

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  • “Brews up a medium yellow, mildly bitter and astringent. This tea has flavors of green beans, whiskey, petrichor, herbs, and a fruity bitterness like white grape skins. Nice lingering sweetness and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’ve made a few edits to this note, as the tea has changed and I’m using a higher quality yixing jiang po ni teapot I purchased in Beijing’s Ma Lian Dao (马连道) or “Tea City” this summer (a place I...” Read full tasting note

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2013 MGH 1303 MangShui Big Tree Green Pu-erh Tea Cake 357g (美国号1303漭水乔木青饼)

This tea cake is made by using early Spring arbor materials from Mangshui, Lincang area. It’s one of the best Lincang teas.

You can taste the difference now and in the furture when the tea is aged. It offers better taste profile, higher nutritional value with no chemical additive, the big tree/Qiaomu/Arbor material IS the essence of a premium tea. The traditional tried and true processing method was adopted in making of these MGH teas.

Pu-erh Tea Cake 357g
Vintage 2013
Premium class
Raw/Green/unfermented
Loose tea leaves
Very limited production
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Why MGH premium teas could not be offered at a discount?

As you know, the ancient tea trees are rare properties, there are just a fews at a given tea mountain in Yunnan.
The ancient tea leaves are sought after by everyone, and the total amount you can harvest each season is a constant, if not protected properly these ancient tea trees would be exhausted. Recently some Chinese have become super rich whom would sweep out every single ancient tea leave.
The tea made from these ancient tea trees is naturely organic, no chemical has been applied. In addition, it got better health properties than other teas.
The tea made from these ancient tea trees is done mostly by hand by following an old tradition, so it ages better and faster.
If you like a blend tea, the pure single mountain tea serves as the best raw material base. You can also do your own blending.
Once a tea is sold, it’s gone forever.

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317 tasting notes

Brews up a medium yellow, mildly bitter and astringent. This tea has flavors of green beans, whiskey, petrichor, herbs, and a fruity bitterness like white grape skins. Nice lingering sweetness and aroma in the mouth. The mouthfeel is a little bit thin, but overall it’s pretty nice and a bargain at it’s current price.

Flavors: Green Beans, Herbs, petrichor, Whiskey, White Grapes

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Kirkoneill1988

what is petrichor?

tperez

The smell after it rains

Kirkoneill1988

I do recall hearing that before. Must have escaped my memory

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142 tasting notes

I’ve made a few edits to this note, as the tea has changed and I’m using a higher quality yixing jiang po ni teapot I purchased in Beijing’s Ma Lian Dao (马连道) or “Tea City” this summer (a place I highly recommend).

Over the past 2 years, I’ve noticed more sweet whisky and camphor notes, after having sat for 7 months. I also shortened the steeping time to 10 to 15 seconds and increased water temp to around 95 C.

Dried leaves in a moist teapot actually smell like chocolate, but once brewed have an initial pleasant smokiness that changes into a deep forest aroma that is sweet and herbal.

First steep: Bright yellow liquor. Crisp, medicinal/grassy, faintly flowery, subtly astringent, and with a long smooth finish that is refreshing and leaves a rejuvenating warmth (cha qi) that spreads from the throat to the chest.
*Edit: The cha qi has intensified a lot to the point where I begin to feel tea buzzed.

Second steep: similar to the first steep, only thicker and rich minerals notes. The medicinal/grassy flavors are more pronounced and become savory with a long sweet finish.
*Edit: Stronger, and longer sweet aftertaste. Later steeps are more vegetal than I remembered, but also more camphor-like.

This is basically a robust green tea, but more complex, easier to brew, and has infinite aging potential. All that being said, it’s not for those with weak stomachs, but highly recommended for lovers of sheng!
*Edit: Green notes are gradually replaced with notes of fuji apple and more whisky.

At $23, this is another great bargain at Puerhshop.com. Online blogs and forums like TeaChat have tainted PuerhShop’s reputation for rare instances of questionable authenticity of some of their high-end famous pu’er cakes, but I began my humble collection with their own curated MGH/American Hao cakes and I can confidently say that they those are worth the purchase and they are consistent in quality. I highly recommend overcoming any unfair bias by trying some of their samples. Fast and cheap delivery is another perk.

Flavors: Camphor, Dark Bittersweet, Flowers, Green Beans, Herbs, Whiskey

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 6 OZ / 170 ML
tperez

Sounds like a good one!

tanluwils

While I can’t confirm this one is from “ancient trees” it does seem to have aged nicely since 2014.

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