A bit more bold and unique than the previous Menghai I tried (the 7562). In addition to typical Pu Er earthiness, this has a herbal / medicinal flavour and slightly salty. It’s not for everyone.
Compared to the 7562, which I think is more of a generic or “classic” Pu Er, the 8592 doesn’t go as well with milk or with food since it steals the show a little. It’s not one of those crowd-pleasers that works well in the background––you WILL notice this tea as you’re drinking it, and it might clash with what you’re pairing it with. I’m glad I tried it, I can’t see myself drinking this often.
Flavors: Earth, Herbs, Medicinal, Musty, Salty