2016 Spring Mengsong Black Tea

A Black Tea from


79 / 100

Calculated from 5 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Typical Preparation
Use 4 oz / 110 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 7 g of tea
Steep for 1 min, 45 sec
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5 Tasting Notes View all

“This was a lovely and smooth black tea, but I’ve had better. I had to look up Mengsong to see if this was a Chinese or Taiwanese black, as it strangely had elements of both, flavor wise. It’s...” Read full tasting note
“A little bit disappointed with this one, especially after having enjoyed the little sheng cake that came with it. It’s a very pretty cake, and it smelled just fine – a bit malty mostly. ...” Read full tasting note
“This was a very enjoyable black tea. Malty, with an overtone of caramel. There is a nice level of acidity, keeping it from being at all boring. I keep trying to find similarities to its companion...” Read full tasting note
“First Steep – 1 minute The tea is red brown in colour and bares a sweet malt and wood scent. In flavour the first few sips taste similar to it’s steeped scent, the malt is sweet but fresh and...” Read full tasting note


Picked in mid-late March and pressed in mid-May.

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