2017 Magic Mountain DNA

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Cinnamon, Drying, Floral, Honeydew, Lychee, Spices, Sweet, Sweet, warm grass, Tangy, Thyme, Vegetal, Autumn Leaf Pile, Hay, Medicinal, Wood
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 oz / 95 ml

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  • “Magic Mountain DNA is a very good tea, but ultimately not worth the price in my opinion. I think teas like Teadontlie, Year of the Rooster and If You’re Reading This It’s 2 Late all present a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Not really sure where I stand with this one yet. It’s like a tamed mix of the two most recent sheng I’ve had, both from Menghai but with different qualities. This one had a mellowness in delivery...” Read full tasting note
  • “Big big big. That’s how I rate this tea. Big bold body. Wonderfully balanced bitterness. Nice spiciness. If you told me there was lbz in this tea I would not doubt it. Energizing yet relaxing qi....” Read full tasting note
  • “To start, I think that Magic Mountain DNA is a beast of a tea, and for multiple reasons. First, its aggressive and has a sharp edge to its body. Second, it left a lasting impression in the mouth,...” Read full tasting note
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From White2Tea

The 2017 Magic Mountain DNA is a blend with mixed characteristics of several areas, with a focus of the strength and aggressive feeling of Menghai. High quality tea for the near term or aging.

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Magic Mountain DNA is a very good tea, but ultimately not worth the price in my opinion. I think teas like Teadontlie, Year of the Rooster and If You’re Reading This It’s 2 Late all present a better value among the White2Tea roster. It has a nice taste profile, interesting astringency and a non-aggressive and focusing energy in the background.

The aroma is quite weak, reminiscent of wet concrete, florals and lychee. The taste is vegetal and sweet, with a decent bitterness and tangy character. It’s a strong taste, but not so evocative. I noticed flavours like honeydew and Breckland thyme though. In the pungent and warming aftertaste, there are notes of bay leaf, cinnamon, a mix of floral and spicy ones. The body is full and the mouthfeel is quite drying, coating and sticky.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Cinnamon, Drying, Floral, Honeydew, Lychee, Spices, Sweet, Sweet, warm grass, Tangy, Thyme, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 3 OZ / 90 ML
tea-sipper

Nothing like the flavor of wet concrete…

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542 tasting notes

Not really sure where I stand with this one yet. It’s like a tamed mix of the two most recent sheng I’ve had, both from Menghai but with different qualities. This one had a mellowness in delivery compared to the other two. Is this autumn leaf material?

The dry/warm/rinsed leaf aroma was sweet and syrupy medicinal, with plum, tobacco, autumn leaf and a bitter tone. The taste remained relatively unchanging and lacked some high notes. Short steeps in the beginning started off brothy, alkaline and leafy then moved into medicinal with a buttery quality. Bitterness and astringency were moderate and there was a noticeable but not strong returning sweetness. In the first several steeps, the liquor aroma and bottom of the cup also smelled quite medicinal. The tastes moved into a good brassiness, wood, leaf and dry grass and followed through into the end of the session. Seemed to have decent longevity, though I wasn’t keeping track. I experienced a calm and slow-moving energy that at one point had me wanting to lie down but I got sidetracked. I was able to fall asleep easily once I did go to bed.

This tea didn’t pack quite the punch I was expecting and didn’t leave a strong impression but I can appreciate that. Does seem pricey for what it is. I’ll have to revisit in a few more months.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Mastress Alita

I often find that after I drink tea (ones that should make you “alert” like blacks or greens) I instead am out for the count and have the best naps. I sometimes feel like such a weirdo for that…

Natethesnake

I bought a cake of this tea because it was a big powerhouse immediately after being pressed. A month later and meh….2 years later and really meh. This one I expect to be sleeping in the crock for quite some time…

derk

I’ll be doing the same with mine, though it’s only a sample.

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Big big big. That’s how I rate this tea. Big bold body. Wonderfully balanced bitterness. Nice spiciness. If you told me there was lbz in this tea I would not doubt it. Energizing yet relaxing qi. When the sample first arrived I was not impressed either way but after a few months I blown away by how a tea can be so bold without being harsh or obnoxious. Love to try this wet aged for 10 years. I plan to get a cake.

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To start, I think that Magic Mountain DNA is a beast of a tea, and for multiple reasons. First, its aggressive and has a sharp edge to its body. Second, it left a lasting impression in the mouth, and in turn, left me very tea drunk at the end of the session. I think this tea is exceptional, especially for representing the Menghai region.

You can read my full review here!

https://www.theoolongdrunk.com/single-post/2017/08/23/Magic-Mountain-DNA—-White2Tea

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Hay, Medicinal, Wood

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