2016 Menghai “7752” Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake sold by yunnan sourcing.
Dry leaf: musty, sweet, earthy.
Wet leaf: earthy, very sweet, rainforest/forest floor.
Light steep; I smell/taste:
Smell; earthy, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate, camphor(?), mushrooms(?).
Taste; medium —→ earth, metallic(copper/iron), rainforest/forest, fermentation, sweet, Mushrooms, chocolate, cookies. Strong camphor. Special note: brewed tea has a thick tasty mouth feel.
Medium steep; I smell/taste:
Smell; Same as above however a bit stronger.
Taste; medium —→ cookies, mushroom. strong —→ earth, camphor, metallic (iron/copper)
Note: I won’t be doing a heavy steep a I figure from above notes, it would possibly be too strong. Maybe I’m a few years if I buy it again, then I can try. I suggest light steeps.
Aside from a lack of a heavy steep, I rate a 100/100. Just so clean, crisp, and tasty!
Another special note, it may be hard to pry good sized chunks off. This is not a big deal. Still a great tea.
Flavors: Camphor, Chocolate, Cookie, Earth, Forest Floor, Metallic, Mushrooms, Musty, Rainforest, Sweet