This tea was sourced from a local tea maker in MengHai county.
He is a younger brother of my friend.
The brothers mainly source and supply tea materials of MaoCha to some large tea factories including FuJin and etc.
The younger brother made this tea in 2009 year using spring tea materials from GuShu and stored in MengHai till now.
After has been aging for 9 years till now in spring of 2018, it has obvious fermented tea flavor and effect.
Occasionally, I tried this tea when I was make blend test on my own tea during that time in MengHai this spring and I fell in love with it
soon. So I tried to purchase one tong including 5pcs of 200g cake for reselling also can be taken as my own consumption tea.
Long and strong tea threads. Yellow like dark color because of aging.
Unique dry puerh tea flavor.
Tea liquor is rich and comes with strength and thickness.
Relatively loosely compressed, so the inner side of the tea also aged very well.
Bitterness is left on some level but weak.
Astringency is minor and still can be felt.
HuiGan(sweetness) comes soon from aftertaste.
Salivation is on a good level.
Lingering fragrance collaborates with various mouth feeling makes me feel near tea drunk.
YunNan, MengHai county till May of 2018 then turn to GuangZhou storage.
A fascinating and surprisingly young tasting semi-aged raw puerh. The fragrance from the rinse and first steeps was of salt marsh and wet hay, along with more familiar sheng floral notes. The first steeps were rich, thick, sweet, and slightly bitter, with a nice overall balance. Cha qi come on strong, with a flush of warmth immediately after the first cup and an almost dizzying, head-spinning energy with the next two steeps. Later steeps were increasingly bitter, with strong floral gushu flavors that penetrated my sinuses, quick salivation, and moderate drying astringency and huigan. There was an unusual, lingering salinity on my tongue throughout the sessopm. This is a strong sheng that I believe capable of many more years of aging. 5.6 grams leaf, 85 ml. Yixing pot, 100C water