Wednesday, June 18, 2008

2007 Bulang Spring Tips Pu-erh Tea Cake (Pride of Menghai)

Pride of Menghai tasting kit - Puerhshop
Yunnan Bulang Spring Tips Pu-erh Tea (布郎春尖生饼)

Puerhshop description:

This cake is made by using 2007 Spring materials. The naturely tea leaves (mostly buds and tips) are plucked, panned and kneaded, sun-dried in an open field, and then steamed, finally compressed into a fine tea cake.

It brews a golden liquor with refreshing floral scent, a great starter tea cake because of its value. It beats drinking a green tea!

  • Manufactured by: Yunnan Shiyuan Tea Factory
  • Vintage: 2007 unfermented or raw
  • Loose tea leaves
  • Caffeine: Moderate

My thoughts:

Boiling Rinse 10sec X 2 then waited 60sec
1st Infusion - 10sec
2nd Infusion - 15sec
3rd Infusion - 10sec
4th Infusion - 20sec

This sheng is probably the best I have had so far. The leaves after the 1st infusion had a hint of honey and flowers. There was barely any bitterness with this one. Has a very smooth finish to it.

Qi - This tea had a nice mellow sensation. No tingling or spacing out.

The soup has a very nice golden amber color.

Rating: 7.75/10


Bamboo Forest said...

For only drinking tea for 3 months, you've certainly dived right in O_O

Knix said...

You got that right. I dove in and did a 360 summersault. :)

jwr5184 said...

Yunnan Bulang Spring Tips Pu-erh Tea! That looks awsome man. Ill have to try some of this stuff sometime soon. If more people drank tea then the world would be a better place.

勐海螃蟹脚茶饼 - Crab Tea

Salsero said...

Nice pix. The tea looks so good. Do you have any idea what your leaf water ratio was?