7 Years Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea of Mengku in Gift Box

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Coffee, Maple Syrup, Stonefruit, Wet Earth, Wet Wood
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 5 oz / 149 ml

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  • “Pretty solid. Gains a stronger wood flavor with the large amount of leaf i used(10g), about halfway through i begin to detect subtle hints of stone fruits and a pleasant coffee-like aftertaste. the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is very tasty. It has a fair amount of fermentation flavor left but no nastiness. It has not completely cleared but is part of the way there. It had a bittersweet flavor at first. This took...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Received a very generous sample of this shou in a recent YS order. 2007 raw material used to form this brick. Easier to pick apart than many I’ve had. Clear dark burgundy tea soup which gives...” Read full tasting note
  • “Evidently I am having a pu-erh day today. Sheng in the mid-morning and shu in the afternoon, works for me. This is another selection from the Yunnan Sourcing dark tea of the month club. So far I am...” Read full tasting note
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A lovely aged ripe pu-erh made from fermented Mengku area material. Fermented in 2007 and then aged in Jinggu County before being pressed in 2012. Aged another 2 years in Jinggu township before being wrapped in paper and then packed in these lovely sturdy beige gifting boxes.

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Pretty solid. Gains a stronger wood flavor with the large amount of leaf i used(10g), about halfway through i begin to detect subtle hints of stone fruits and a pleasant coffee-like aftertaste. the wet leaf aroma is reminiscent of earthy fallen logs. it does have some old-book type flavor in the beginning but that was short lived about 3-4 steeps in. all in all pretty tasty.

Flavors: Coffee, Maple Syrup, Stonefruit, Wet Earth, Wet Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 10 g

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This is very tasty. It has a fair amount of fermentation flavor left but no nastiness. It has not completely cleared but is part of the way there. It had a bittersweet flavor at first. This took two or three steeps to go away. I wasn’t paying that close attention to the specific notes but I don’t think chocolate is out of the ballpark. It was very tasty. Not one I’d stock up on but good.

I brewed this tea eight times in a 180ml teapot with 10.2g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 6 OZ / 180 ML
tea123

Not a stocker-upper. There’s a measure. Good review :)

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Received a very generous sample of this shou in a recent YS order. 2007 raw material used to form this brick. Easier to pick apart than many I’ve had. Clear dark burgundy tea soup which gives off a mushroom sweet aroma. Very smooth from the very first sip with a flavor profile mixing creamy mushroom and brown sugar. No off-putting fermentation smells or tastes to distract from the rich tea flavors. Decent longevity which provided me with eight enjoyable infusions. Currently $27 which seems like a decent price for a brick of this age and quality. Seems to be a solid shou for everyday drinking.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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Evidently I am having a pu-erh day today. Sheng in the mid-morning and shu in the afternoon, works for me.

This is another selection from the Yunnan Sourcing dark tea of the month club. So far I am liking the club because I got to try a lot of things I would not otherwise have chosen for myself.

This brick comes in such a pretty box (see photo). I have heard that bricks are not as good as cakes but I like this one a lot. The wet leaves steeping are very aromatic and earthy. The tea itself I would describe as earthy, chocolate-y, slightly creamy with a faint whisper of woodsmoke. Normally I don’t find shus to be smoky but this seems to be a bit. Or perhaps it’s just my imagination, I don’t know.

In any case, $18 is a good deal for this 250g brick in my opinion. YS calls it “lovely” and I would agree. I also have another sample of this if anyone would like to try it (I seem to be a wash in puerh samples myself!)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML
AllanK

They usually use cheaper leaves for bricks although they can be just as good as cakes, sometimes. Sometimes, “low quality” leaves produce good tea anyway. Sometimes today they use higher quality leaves in a brick.

TeaBrat

good to know. I have another brick that I like quite a lot :)

Kirkoneill1988

alas, i have enough swaps to fulfill or i would ask to try it

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