2010 Hai Lang Hao "As You Like" Ripe Puerh Tea of Menghai

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Pu-erh Tea
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Pu Erh Tea
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 90 ml

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  • “Just got my order from YS US after some USPS shenanigans. This cake came with a slightly crushed edge and the loose leaf that fell off was in the wrapper. It amounted to 4.5gm so I put it in a...” Read full tasting note
  • “Got a small sample of this in a tea swap. This is a wonderful shu for a cold October morning. Only $32 for a 400g cake. I’m still not 100% sure of the quality of my storage (heck I’m not even 60%)...” Read full tasting note
  • “Away for a few days without any enjoyable tea so I am delighted to be back home and digging into an interesting box of samples from a good tea friend. The samples included this HLH shou which has...” Read full tasting note

From Yunnan Sourcing

The “As You Like” Ripe cake is composed entirely of Menghai ripe pu-erh of different grades and vintages (2003, 2008 and 2009). The blend recipe is Hai Lang’s own and particular attention has been paid to using high quality ripe material that has not been overly fermented. This medium to low fermentation level in ripe pu-erh is instrumental to its future aging. We feel that this tea will surpass is a similiarly priced Menghai ripe cake in terms of taste and aging potential!

Second pressing… same material as first pressing!

Tea cake weight: 400 grams

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25 tasting notes

Just got my order from YS US after some USPS shenanigans. This cake came with a slightly crushed edge and the loose leaf that fell off was in the wrapper. It amounted to 4.5gm so I put it in a small yixing gaiwan and used the broken cake as an opportunity to taste it right away. I have a lot of shu in my collection of varying ages from 2007 – 2015. This one is definitely different. Thick, sweet, date-like flavor with a very long finish and lots of interesting texture. It’s soft and round, no particular flavor sticking out but an amalgamation of sophisticated aromas and sensory experience. I’m kind of glad I had an excuse to break into this cake as it’s the most expensive ripe I’ve ever shelled out for and I might have waited for a special occasion to try it.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 90 ML
mrmopar

I like this one as well.

Arster

I appreciate the confirmation from an experience shou pu-head like yourself ;)

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107 tasting notes

Got a small sample of this in a tea swap. This is a wonderful shu for a cold October morning. Only $32 for a 400g cake. I’m still not 100% sure of the quality of my storage (heck I’m not even 60%) so I don’t want to add more shu to my collection right now as I already have quite a lot. But this is going on my wishlist for a future purchase. YS says this cake will age well and I believe it. It’s also a fantastic shu right now – mellow, tasty, lasting, and clean, with zero sourness or fermentation funk.

Edit: Just wanted to add that the aroma of the wet leaf is actually quite pleasant and unique. There’s a grape skin/red wine sweetness to it.

mrmopar

This is a good one. Your 60% for shou should be fine. It has already ‘aged’ in a sense. It will just settle and mellow more. Sheng would need a different type of storage.

curlygc

I’ll definitely add this to my next YS order then. Thanks!

mrmopar

yeah it is a good deal for a pretty good tea.

Kirkoneill1988

oooh! grape and red wine

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Away for a few days without any enjoyable tea so I am delighted to be back home and digging into an interesting box of samples from a good tea friend. The samples included this HLH shou which has been on my shopping list for some time. Trying it today so that I can make the final decision to order a cake while the 12% sale is active at YS.
This is an easy drinking, rather enjoyable ripe puerh. A smooth blend of three different harvests (2003, 2008, 2009) which helps to balance the flavor profile and give it a little more depth. One is hit with the sweetness and then a slight oiliness appears later which is quite complimentary rather than offensive. This is a lighter fermentation cake which helps it to be clean with no off flavors of any type. Therefore, this tea is made of quality material and comes across as rather tasty, solid, and enjoyable. I plan to purchase and set aside for 2-3 years for I think it has the potential to mature with a bit of age.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML
AllanK

I liked this one.

Cwyn

I was thinking of the HLH 2006 because of the sale but honestly I probably don’t need anymore tea.

mrmopar

Aw Cwyn, go ahead I am. You can always will it to me and Allan and DigniTea as we will drink it for sure or will it on later. ;P

Cwyn

I’m torn cuz it is $45 and I want the Yongde from finepuer too…

DigniTea

Cwyn: Confused – 2010 HLH As You Like It Ripe is $24 at YS China but YongDe DXS sheng is fabulous!

Cwyn

It is the HLH 2006 I want, that is $45. The Yongde DXS is $58.

DigniTea

Got it. Since my tasting note was about As You Like, I assumed that was your focus. I didn’t go deep enough into the comments to see that you had mentioned the 2006 earlier. Actually I am hoping this 2010 can mature into something close to the 2006 Jin Hai Lang which at the moment is clearly the better of the two IMO.

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