The "7572" tea is a notable blend first created in 1975, primarily using 7th grade tea leaves. It was initially produced by the Menghai Tea Factory, which was identified by the serial number "2" among national tea factories historically. This blend stands out for its unique characteristics and historical significance.
- The tea is characterized by tiny buds on the surface and robust tea materials forming its body.
- It undergoes decent fermentation, resulting in a red tea liquor.
- The flavor profile is complex and satisfying, featuring mellow and thick mouthfeel, combined with a sleek, silk-like smoothness.
- It presents a blend of floral and fruity flavors.
- The tea flavor is well-integrated into the water, creating a harmonious drinking experience.
- The tea is stored in Guangzhou under natural conditions, which likely contributes to its unique flavor profile.
- The "7572" blend is often referred to as a "Benchmark" in the world of puerh ripe tea, indicating its high standard and exemplary status in the tea community.
Aroma: neither strong nor too light; not very complex, rather light, woody and a bit floral
Taste: no surprises, tastes as it smells;
Mouthfeel: Thick and smooth, slightly lubricating
Fazit: Maybe the archetype of a ripe puerh, no bad surprises
When I enjoyed it along with dates, I found it got overpowered by the dates' flavors.
However, it went well along with omelette - and, I guess, it would with any other non-floral/fruity flavors.
In any case, after a strong meal, I find this tea offers a nicely light contrast, even when brewed strong.
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