Monday, January 23, 2017

Puerh - Mengku Hand-Rolled Ancient Tree 2014

This is a 2014 Puerh that is hand crafted and wrapped in a gold foil.
It is approximately 5 grams and for an individual Gongfu pot steeping.
If using a mug to steep, recommended to split the ball into 2.5 grams.

Mengku Puerh is about 3 years old even though this is not considered long aged it does yield a superior brew.
The leaves are premium quality, it is a ripe Puerh, that is cooked and considered fermented.
The tea leaves loosen easily by hand and is not compacted that it would break the leaves.

Mengku Tea Comany is located in Shuanjiang (Yunnan Shuang Jiang Mengku 云南双江猛库), southwest of Yunnan province near the border of Myanmar/Burma (Lincang 临沧 prefecture). 
The company was established in 1999 in Shuangjiang city (Double River). 
Their factory is Rongshi (戎氏) and so they sometimes also produce teas under the Mengku Rongshi label.

 Taste: Smooth,  roasted , aged and robust

Body: Thick

Liquor: Rich dark red

Stay: Even, and robust, consistently coats the tongue

Leaf:  cut, aged leaves

Conclusion: Astringency is non-existent. Clean earthy flavor.

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