Big Snow Mountain of Mengku Black Tea * Autumn 2017

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Cherry, Malt, Sweet, Dark Wood, Drying, Floral, Thick, Wet Earth
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “It looks good and smells good, like a Dian Hong should. The taste is nothing remarkable though: some malt, some cherry, some sweetness. Kinda reminds me Yunnan Gongfu Fragrant Black from Teavivre...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The leaves smell lovely. Like some combo of apples and the slightest hint of mint. This is an extremely dark and thick brew that coats the mouth. 1st Steep: I taste a good amount of malt in it with...” Read full tasting note
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Big Snow Mountain area of Mengku in Lincang is a high alttude area that’s home to many tea gardens. This lovely black tea was processed with care from first flush of Spring 2017 assamica tea leaves picked from 30 to 40 year old plantation bushes growing naturally at an altitude of 1800 meters.

The tea brews up a deep red tea soup, with a lovely floral front-end, and smooth thick sweet after-taste. Thick and viscous tea, complex and interesting, while lasting many infusions makes this a worthwhile newcomer to our offering here at Yunnan Sourcing!

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It looks good and smells good, like a Dian Hong should. The taste is nothing remarkable though: some malt, some cherry, some sweetness. Kinda reminds me Yunnan Gongfu Fragrant Black from Teavivre but waaay less interesting and lower quality. Nothing remarkable at all and what it does have declines rapidly over the subsequent steeping replaced by off-putting astringency.

One of the rare teas that I am surprised why does Yunnan Sourcing offer them: their other teas are so much better. Not going to buy it again for sure.

Flavors: Cherry, Malt, Sweet

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The leaves smell lovely. Like some combo of apples and the slightest hint of mint. This is an extremely dark and thick brew that coats the mouth.

1st Steep: I taste a good amount of malt in it with a slightly astringent after taste similar to mace. The wet leaves smell of an old forest. Complete opposite of its smell while dry.

2nd – 5th Steep: The brew gets much darker. Very very heavy floral taste that somewhat reminds me of grass like green teas do. A very thick earthy aftertaste coats the mouth.

6th and beyond: It begins to get very astringent and drying until it loses all flavor. Got about 9 steeps out of it.

Not really my style.

Flavors: Dark Wood, Drying, Floral, Malt, Thick, Wet Earth

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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