2005 Xinghai Menghai Qi Zi Ripe

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Drying, Earth, Smooth, Wet Earth, Dates, Sweet
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 oz / 110 ml

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  • “This was a fairly moderate Shou. This ripe is a perfect median for me on all grounds of the spectrum. The dry leaf is a good mix of some large and small leaf. The tea gives off a very slight...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thanks so much to boychik for this sample! This is a really fabulous Shou! Thick and sweet with some bitter cocoa notes, it coats your mouth with its deliciousness! It’s also long-lasting. I...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea is very good. It is one of the best ripes I have had in a while. It is sweet with virtually no earthy flavor left. It has developed a nice flavor that I think is usually called a dates...” Read full tasting note
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2005 Xinghai Menghai Qi Zi Ripe 357g
Classic Xinghai ripe pu-erh production. Entirely Menghai area tea leaves fermented in the Xinghai tea factory (in Menghai town). Aged for 9 years in Menghai town. It will go 10+ infusions to deliver a sweet and thick burgundy red tea.

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This was a fairly moderate Shou. This ripe is a perfect median for me on all grounds of the spectrum. The dry leaf is a good mix of some large and small leaf. The tea gives off a very slight fermented and earth scent, with a little dry dust in there. I placed a decent amount in my warmed gaiwan and shook it up. The warmed aroma was of earth and hot wet soil. I did get a strange earthworm tone (not bad, just peculiar). I washed the leaves once and prepared for brewing. The brew is a dark crimson and pretty clear. The taste is clean and smooth. I didn’t experience any complex tones. The drink was consistently basic. This is a nice daily drinker at best. I don’t believe the Shou has developed any in the best decade; although, it may have calmed down from its younger self. I noted the classic earth, smooth, slightly sweet tones congruent with most Shou. The flavor did not develop. The liquor did last for some time; I was able to pull about ten or so steeping sessions. This was a complete neutral for me. It was a no feeling session.

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Flavors: Drying, Earth, Smooth, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
boychik

i remember this one as really tasty and indestructible. any chance the sample wasnt great?

Haveteawilltravel

It was very hardy, and it lasted for quite some time. Although, the taste was fairly normal. This wasn’t anything spectacular, but it wasn’t terrible either…

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Thanks so much to boychik for this sample!

This is a really fabulous Shou! Thick and sweet with some bitter cocoa notes, it coats your mouth with its deliciousness! It’s also long-lasting. I definitely recommend it. I had a nice session in my jian shui pot with the entire 9g sample, and will consider getting a cake next time I order from YS.

boychik

Yay! Another winner! It is looong lasting and delicious. Glad you like it too ;D

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This tea is very good. It is one of the best ripes I have had in a while. It is sweet with virtually no earthy flavor left. It has developed a nice flavor that I think is usually called a dates flavor. There is no smoke or camphor or off taste to this tea. It is really good. I am glad I bought the whole bing and not a sample. I steeped this a grand total of twelve times before dumping the leaves because I had had enough tea and was at my daily caffeine limit and then some. But had I wanted to continue I could have gotten a few more good steeps out of this tea. I think it might have gone twenty steeps. It definitely would have gone fifteen. The tea had gotten a little weaker at steep twelve but had not become weak tea yet.

I steeped this twelve times in a 120ml gaiwan with 9.2g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min and 2 min.

Flavors: Dates, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
DeliriumsFrogs

This sounds absolutely divine!

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