2013 Yunnan Sourcing Autumn Mang Fei Raw Pu-erh tea cake

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Chocolate, Coffee, Hay, Raisins, Toffee, White Chocolate, Bitter, Drying, Flowers, Thick
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “I got this as a sample when I ordered some yixing pots from Yunnan Sourcing a while back. The dry tea smells very much of hay. I’m a little nervous about being the only non-full fledged pu erh...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Breaking into this one a day after getting it? Yes indeed. I usually let these sit a few weeks in the pumidor to open up a bit. The dry aroma on this said “drink me now”. so I will. I rinsed...” Read full tasting note
  • “I got a sealed sample pack of this tea from a new IRL tea-friend! We met on Facebook through a mutual friend who knows us both and that we are both big into tea. She happens to teach yoga classes...” Read full tasting note

From Yunnan Sourcing

Entirely wild arbor tea from late Autumn 2013! Tea leaves taken from 100-200 year old tea trees growing on Mang Fei mountain in Yong De county of Lincang. Full and stout one leaf to one bud ratio tea leaves. Mang Fei wild arbor tea has pronounced hairy buds and stout stems. The brewed leaves are a dark olive color.

The brewed tea is strong and full in the mouth with some astringency (as is typical of Lincang teas). The tea soup has a strong heavy aroma and cha qi. The tea can easily be brewed 10 times or more and still give off flavor.!

Each cake is stone-pressed by traditional method and dried with low temperature air drying. The cakes are then wrapped in special paper that is very thick and sturdy. Hand-Made by Dai minority families in Xishuangbanna! Each tong of 7 cakes is wrapped in bamboo leaf!

Tea weight: 400 grams

Vintage: October 2013 material, November 2013 pressing

Quantity: 250 cakes in total produced (100 kg)

Area: Mang Fei Mountain of Yong De County, Lincang Prefecture

This tea has been tested in certified laboratory and has passed the MRL limits for pesticide residues as established by the EU Food and Safety commission. For more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.

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3 Tasting Notes

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1994 tasting notes

I got this as a sample when I ordered some yixing pots from Yunnan Sourcing a while back. The dry tea smells very much of hay.

I’m a little nervous about being the only non-full fledged pu erh aficionado to write a note about this one. I’m such a n00b compared to the two experts on this page.

But nevertheless, I persist. I rinsed and let this sit for 15 minutes+ before steeping in the gaiwan at boiling: 5/5/7/7/10/10/20/30/40/60

The tea starts out a little pale yellow but gets darker to a sort of medium to light butter-lemon color that is clear.

The aroma reminds me of the taste of chocolate covered raisins — a little dried fruity, a little cocao-white chocolatey.

That’s a note I’ve been getting a lot from sheng and that I continue to find surprising. How can something that light in color have that sort of flavor? Maybe I’m the problem.

I’m finding a lot of the shengs I try to be quite awesome. I can’t remember the last time I had so many 90+ ratings.

Maybe it’s the novelty?

Flavors: Chocolate, Coffee, Hay, Raisins, Toffee, White Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling
mrmopar

You are a fine reviewer.

derk

Agreed! Keep em coming. I’m a firm believer in doing your thing. Gotta have a variety of personalities and reviews to keep it interesting ;) After all, taste is subjective. I find it interesting that you’ve been getting white/chocolate notes in sheng.

Kawaii433

Yes, keep them coming please :D

__Morgana__

White chocolate, I know, right? Weird that it keeps showing up. I started mostly getting linen cloth and then one day it all went to buttery cocoa.

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302 tasting notes

Breaking into this one a day after getting it? Yes indeed. I usually let these sit a few weeks in the pumidor to open up a bit. The dry aroma on this said “drink me now”. so I will. I rinsed this last night to prepare for this evening. The leaves are an olive color and look really nice in the Yixing. When hit with the hot water the aromatics of hay and flowers come to mind. I did 3 short steeps into one 10 oz. cup.There is a nice golden amber color to this one in the cup.
First sips say mang Fei for sure. Strong kick on this one. Very strong for an Autumn tea. It hits full on. Very thick active mouthfeel on this one. Fantastic tingle on the tongue with a bit of drying after sipping. The bitterness of this progresses from a sharp bite to a bit of drying a few seconds after to a semi-sweet floral grassy note. In terms of strength steep this one very quick. It is a very potent Autumn tea and has that kick butt attitude when you drink it. Very nice . They say the strongest teas age well, I think I am going to be really interested in this one in a few years. A truly wonderful Autumn tea.

Flavors: Bitter, Drying, Flowers, Hay, Thick

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
JC

I love this note man. You can clearly read the passion for good tea!

juliebeth

srsly, someone should pay you. :)

mrmopar

This was really nice. My words fall short of a good description though.

Kirkoneill1988

awesome! i may try it one day. hey i think the parcel will be here round mid feb (I HOPE) i wish it was here today :’( but whenever it gets here ill be sure to fulfill my side of the swap i promise :)

Kirkoneill1988

“sample size” added to wishlist just now :)

mrmopar

I am in the same “boat” Kirk, waiting for mine to get here as well. Actually two on the way…Did I say two? Everyone just forget I said any such thing….

JC

mrmopar We need to talk about your Puerh buying and consumption habits…. BUY MORE! That stuff is delicious! lol I’ve been trying to behave myself… but if Scott makes another Raw Puerh discount I will crumble… hint hint YS hint hint.

mrmopar

Yah I have a cart full of some of those 2011’s you and DigniTea talked about….Now how do I sneak them in and where to put them….

Kirkoneill1988

I have too much tea lmao

JC

There’s a few more I can tell you about guys, how much enabling do you need today? :P

boychik

Do tell :)))

mrmopar

Awwwh Go ahead Jc…..

JC

LOL sorry. I was away for a bit. But 2014 Spring Offerings for Qing Mei Shan, Mang Fei, Gua Feng Zhai and Ye Xin are really good! Not to mention the Xi Kong!

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1113 tasting notes

I got a sealed sample pack of this tea from a new IRL tea-friend! We met on Facebook through a mutual friend who knows us both and that we are both big into tea. She happens to teach yoga classes in the same business complex my office is in! So last week I decided to try out one of her yoga classes and she gave me this tea. I gave her some random green tea samples, too. She basically only drinks green tea and her husband only drinks shou, so when they got a sheng sample free with a recent YS order they were happy to pass it along. I can’t believe I met someone IRL who had never heard of steepster but orders from YS :-O

ANYWAY, the tea is very nice! Syrupy thick liquor, nice bold flavor which is not too sweet or too bitter but has plenty of flavor. Floral overtones round it out. Lingering taste on my tongue and real nice Monday morning boosting cha qi!

Very glad I got to try it! :D

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