2001 Menghai Red Mark Tiepai Raw

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Camphor, Musty, Tobacco
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Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 85 ml

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  • “The aroma of the cake is quite gentle. Actually, it has a hint of “old library” aroma but rather distant. Lots of nice whole leaves throughout the cake. A lovely clean and clear tea liquor with...” Read full tasting note
  • “I purchased 25 grams of this, which for a cake is in the average price range for White2Tea of around $98. Because of the humid storage, and the age on it, I know the tea will be long brewing (lots...” Read full tasting note
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2001 Menghai Red Mark Tiepai Raw 357g
This is a tiepai (pasted brand) using the wrappers of the Menghai factory. The tea was stored in Guangdong province for over a decade and has some humidity in the flavor of the tea, which brews a medium red color. Soft huigan and a smooth soup. The tea is clean and the wrappers are in rough condition, as pictured. (Menghai neifei in cake.)

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The aroma of the cake is quite gentle. Actually, it has a hint of “old library” aroma but rather distant. Lots of nice whole leaves throughout the cake. A lovely clean and clear tea liquor with a distinct orange hue. Low and dark in its sweet aroma and taste – a little nutty and fruity mixed with mellow-earthiness. Good mouthfeel with a smooth texture. Nice full chaqi producing a very relaxed feeling. In about the 9th infusion the tea begins to fade. Interesting tea session which I quite enjoyed. I would not describe this as an “exciting” tea (in other words, it won’t knock your socks off) but I must say that I found it to be delicious and extremely comforting.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Cwyn

I had a bit of this and it is not bad. Doesn’t have the punch of a 7542 for sure though.

DigniTea

Agreed!

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I purchased 25 grams of this, which for a cake is in the average price range for White2Tea of around $98. Because of the humid storage, and the age on it, I know the tea will be long brewing (lots of steeps) and a little goes a long way. 4 grams in my new 70 ml brown Yixing from Origin Tea. Gonna use this pot specifically for these really aged long soaker puerhs. Proceeded with my 15 sec steeps on forward mostly on a boil and then a little cooler 195-200.

Humid storage flavor and smell evident throughout, but eventually this integrates well into the tea producing a strong aged cigar tobacco smell and taste. A touch of camphor early in the first steep. No smoke in this despite the heavy tobacco smell. Even my strainer smells like cigars with just a few tiny bits of tea in it. Still a good astringency here and mildly bitter, the astringency is pleasant though. Fills the mouth and then turns into tongue buzzing, just like cigar smoke does, most noticeable in the first 5 steeps.

Pleasant qi, warming and relaxing, scalp buzzing around my ears but not highly caffeinated. I won’t need to follow this up with a shou. A drink straight out of the gentleman’ club, not a talker, think John Houseman in a leather chair in “Scrooged,” looking up from a newspaper.

This tea is incredibly clean, and red amber. Still got some years to go to mellow out completely. Almost a shame it got pulled out of the Guangdong humid storage, even 3 more years on this would be amazing.

Flavors: Camphor, Musty, Tobacco

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 2 OZ / 70 ML
Cwyn

Still was going past 20 steeps, the buzzy tongue feeling down to just the tip now. Cigar flavor gone leaving an earthy and aged wood taste. I tossed the leaves rather than leaving them overnight.

Asaf Mazar

Very interesting review. My experience with red mark so far has been with a 10g sample of 2003 vintage from finepuer (link below) I found it to be strong on caffeine, with excellent dried plumb notes. The leaves were exceptionally thick and substantial. Almost rubbery. http://www.finepuer.com/product/2003-menghai-wild-arbor-red-mark-discus-tea-cake-357g

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