2017 Plum Beauty silver

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Straw, Wood
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 g 3 oz / 88 ml

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  • “This is one of those teas that frustrates me.. It starts like a really good Mengsong, but tapers out after not so many brews. I love the Mengsong taste, especially a rich full one like this tea...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This was an interesting tea. It started out with a light straw flavor with just a hint of mint in the nose, but around the 3rd steep it suddenly got quite aggressive, powerful and woody. Both...” Read full tasting note
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Our Plum Beauty Mengsong raw puer is available in 3 levels: bronze, silver and gold, with their distinctions defined by tree age and quality of material. Theses teas provide an excellent opportunity for comparison of varying source material in close proximity, with equal processing.

The gardens for these teas are located in the northern region of Mengsong (Menghai county), just a few kilometers south of Naka, at an altitude between 1800-1900m. Mengsong is noted for its small leaf varietal tea trees.

Silver: Made from old tree material, this tea features an overall smoother texture and reduced roughness compared to the bronze. The flavour is similar, but runs somewhat deeper and richer, also allowing the tea to push forward for more infusions without losing steam.

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This is one of those teas that frustrates me..
It starts like a really good Mengsong, but tapers out after not so many brews.
I love the Mengsong taste, especially a rich full one like this tea starts with,
but struggle to justify the price tag to myself when it doesn’t keep up for at least a decent while..

In that sense the 2018 Plum Beauty (Bronze) makes more sense- it has a similar, though toned down taste, thinner, and brews out even faster, but costs a 1/3.. which is probably why it is sold out.

I might give up eventually and buy some in a sale though :P

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This was an interesting tea. It started out with a light straw flavor with just a hint of mint in the nose, but around the 3rd steep it suddenly got quite aggressive, powerful and woody. Both guises were fairly complex and enjoyable. From the first, the cha qi was pretty close to overwhelming. I’m getting a full-body effect and general lassitude.

Flavors: Straw, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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