Monday, September 13, 2010

2008 Menghai "Peacock of Mengsong"

Menghai "Peacock of Mengsong" raw pu'erh
(label inside says "Yunnan Chi Tse Beeng Cha")
purchased from Yunnan Sourcing
Vintage 2008
Type: raw pu'erh
Origin: Menghai Tea Factory, Peacock series cakes are single estate teas, this one from Mengsong Mountain

I purchased this cake after reading another online review of it and thankfully it doesn't disappoint. The aroma of the leaves is perfectly sweet and fresh. Definitely one of the better-smelling pu'erhs I've had. The taste is smooth and mellow. Very pleasant and easy to drink. A tad bit of bitterness in the aftertaste of the stronger infusions (infusions #3 and 4, mostly), especially as the tea cooled, but not overpowering and what you would expect from a good tea. I'm not complaining! Overall a very pleasant and drinkable tea. I'm glad I picked up a whole cake of this one.

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