"8562" is a series with recipe created first in "1985" year mainly using "6th" grade tea leaf in blended tea materials and initially manufactured by Menghai tea factory represented with serial number "2" during national tea factories in the past history period. (More detailed background info of tea naming, history and Menghai tea factory, please refer to our blog)
Light-Medium fermented. With young and tiny tea leaf circling on the surface and strong tea leaf in inner side. Red and rich tea soup. Thickness comes with mellowness. Good fragrance and ripe tea taste flavor.
Guangzhou dry and clean storage.
Broke this one out an in between on fermentation. It is said to be an only slightly ripened/cooked/shou that doesn’t have as much shou kick to it.
Got 12 grams off the cake , it is pretty tightly compressed cake and it took a bit to pry off a chunk. Brewed up it has the “metallic” aroma of some shou. Taste of the brew gives a bit of stone fruit ansd plum notes with enough of the raw material blended in to give a hint of sheng to it. A deep and full textured tea that sits and drinks nice in the cup. Some hints of molasses and sweet chocolate mixed in