2014 Man Zhuan Spring Raw

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bitter, Caramel, Cream, Green, Flowers, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “I am normally pretty into Man Zhuan teas, so I was excited to try this one from TU when I got it. The dry leaf smells like a flowering meadow. After a rinse, it still had some floral and hay...” Read full tasting note
  • “Bitter, creamy, and green tasting. I liked the first steep a lot before that shenginess kicked in. Thank you tea friend for the sample, but I’m not yet converted!” Read full tasting note
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  • “Have I got my sheng legs? This does taste better than it used to. It’s not as Caramel or floral as my really-very-good oolong. It’s bitter, milky/creamy through the middle very leafy green. Had...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank you for the sample Phi! Wow, a sheng with a creamy vanilla note! Very interesting! I wasn’t sure I was going to like this tea at first. My first steep started a little bland, second was...” Read full tasting note

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2014 Man Zhuan Spring Raw 200g
Our 2014 Manzhuan 蛮砖 is harvested from 200 year old tea trees growing organically in the forest at 980-1,050m above sea level. The aroma is exceptionally floral, sweet and creamy. You can clearly smell caramel left behind in the emptied cup. The flavor is green, tinged with a slight edge of bitterness.These top quality leaves produce a thick mouthfeel, slow huigan, and mild chaqi. Buy together with our 2012 Spring Manzhuan for a vertical tasting.

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486 tasting notes

I am normally pretty into Man Zhuan teas, so I was excited to try this one from TU when I got it. The dry leaf smells like a flowering meadow. After a rinse, it still had some floral and hay notes, but was more reminiscent of stewed greens. This one varied pretty considerably between different steeps and sessions.

In the first couple steeps, it was generally a bit sharp or sour on the tip of my tongue – I think that’s some of the last vestiges of some youthful astringency holding on. The finish was sweet with a woody-hay finish. Thick in the mouth, with the sweetness being somewhat reminiscent of vanilla or cream. One one occasion, I noted a distinct ripe peach aftertaste, but I couldn’t replicate it – must have managed to accidentally steep it for the perfect amount of time for that to come out or something. A tasty tea for sure, and I think it will probably age quite well.

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Bitter, creamy, and green tasting. I liked the first steep a lot before that shenginess kicked in. Thank you tea friend for the sample, but I’m not yet converted!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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338 tasting notes

Have I got my sheng legs? This does taste better than it used to. It’s not as Caramel or floral as my really-very-good oolong.

It’s bitter, milky/creamy through the middle very leafy green. Had lovely stonefruit aroma, but the taste was pretty zappy. Tacked my lips together.

One thing I know is I liked this hot instead of 90. So dunno if that means anything.

Reviewing this like this because I really don’t know if my taste is changing (it is) or I’m forcing it to drink too-young sheng and my pumidor game needs upping

I enjoyed it. Ish.

Flavors: Bitter, Caramel, Cream, Green

moot

I wish I had my own puerh blending company, so I could call a cake, “Your Sheng Legs”

Rasseru

totally, you could level people up to sheng master grade

mrmopar

Or sheng mrmo’s way..

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Thank you for the sample Phi!

Wow, a sheng with a creamy vanilla note! Very interesting! I wasn’t sure I was going to like this tea at first. My first steep started a little bland, second was creamy vanilla pudding and third started to develop a caramel note :)

Very interesting and tasty but again not something I will end up purchasing. Hurray for TeaFriend samples <3

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Oh wow! This is my favorite Tea Urchin yet… yes I think even better than Bulang Beauty. I almost didn’t want to write this review because it is on sale right now and I don’t have the money for it or shipping.

Per the description you really can smell the caramel while you drink this tea. The taste is a sweet flower and bitter stem sort of mix. This is not subtle or gentle like most of Belle and Eugene’s teas. It is a kick in your face, like the horse on the label suggests.

The after taste lingers and is wonderful and captures more of the caramel. I NEED more of this… one or two cakes assuming it doesn’t sell out before I bring home the bacon! This is so creamy and sharp at the same time. I Love it.

Om nom nom nom nom stumbles off into tea drunk bliss

TL:DR: The most elegant salted caramel you can eat on a diet. Gives you a serious punch in taste and energy. Reminds me of a dessert bulang.

Flavors: Bitter, Caramel, Flowers, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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