2012 Mengku "Mengku Hao" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bitter, Caramel, Honey, Tobacco
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Edit tea info Last updated by Roughage
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 4 oz / 130 ml

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A classic Mengku blend made entirely from spring material. A step above the “Spring Tips” blend. Strong taste… highly infusable for a tea in this price range!

400 grams per cake

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Another first for me. I picked a bing of this up back when there was a discount on Mengku product and I am quite pleased that I did. The dry leaf has a strong honey and tobacco aroma. The liquor is strong even with a short steep and has a bitter edge to it that is not unpleasant, with an underlying caramel flavour. It has certainly woken me up now and that is no bad thing.

Flavors: Bitter, Caramel, Honey, Tobacco

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 4 OZ / 130 ML
Roughage

I continues with this one today and it has not been anywhere near as powerful. I only really got about ten steeps out of it before it was sweet brown water, so strong starter, but definitely a sprinter and not a distance runner.

TeaExplorer

Good to know … thanks!

Roughage

Happy to help. I drink the cheap puerh so you don’t have to! :)

JC

There are some sprinters that deliver, I find that for work they are the best option since you may not have the luxury of all 11+ steeps :P. I brought some 2014 Qing Mei Shan with me, that’s been the highlight of my day. Beautifully foggy and rainy day here at DC.

Roughage

Fog and rain? My favourite! :)

I agree. I think this tea would work as it currently is for times when you don’t have the luxury of gong fu style brewing (or faux gong fu in my case). I’m going to try it brewed western style, and try to keep enough to sample it over a few years. Good job I adhere to the dictum that a tong is an order and a beeng is a sample. :)

JC

Foggy days are awesome, specially when you can sit down and enjoy great tea.

Roughage

I like snow days, but foggy days and rainy days can be pretty good too. All you need is a roaring fire, a good armchair, your tea and a good book. Indeed, were any random Mongol general to ask me “What is best in life?” I would cite these things and add the company of my cats to the list.

JC

I love snow, but here at DC we only get slush and ice lol. Fog to me adds that almost mysterious ambiance that makes me zone out while I drink tea. I usually edit pictures during this time.

Roughage

Ah. We rarely get snow at all here. I tend to get my snow fix from Norwegian webcams.

Fog certainly has plenty of ambience. I usually associate it with images of Viking longships appearing as if from nowhere to raid and pillage. But maybe that’s just me!

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