Alter Ego 2018 Mansa Huang Pian Raw Puer

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Apple, Astringent, Baked Bread, Bell Pepper, Cream, Cut grass, Floral, Marine, Metallic, Seaweed, Sour, Vanilla, Vegetables, Fruity, Smooth, Sugarcane, Sweet
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “I recently got a lot of fresh huang pian from BLT, this being one of the bricks. I plan to use them for drinking at work as well as in the evenings. I have to start this note with a qualification....” Read full tasting note
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  • “From the weekend! I know this is a favourite of my manager – well, an earlier year’s version of this material anyway. I picked it up this Spring because I was curious to try it given that he likes...” Read full tasting note

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Our most popular huang pian brick is back, now with an extra year of wisdom under its belt.

Made from the huang pian (yellow leaf) material of our 2018 WMD Mansa raw puer, this tea makes for an excellent daily drinker that is all around smooth and sweet.

Although huang pian material isn’t as sought after, this tea lacks nothing in terms of flavour and body, with a healthy dose of chaqi/energy to boot.

$0.09/gram

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I recently got a lot of fresh huang pian from BLT, this being one of the bricks. I plan to use them for drinking at work as well as in the evenings.

I have to start this note with a qualification. I think I overbrewed the first few infusions because I didn’t take into account the extent of leaf breakage. Maybe next time my impression will be better, unhindered by this issue. Despite that, the tea lasted for 10 strong infusions, so it does not seem lack longetivity. Overall, it is a floral sheng that is more about the mouthfeel than the taste.

The dry leaf smell is quite weak and lacks the crispness common in young sheng. Instead, it is more earthy and deep with a floral sweetness. Wet leaf aroma is more complex with notes such as cream, cut grass, bell pepper, gasoline, and seaweed.

Taste-wise, I found the tea to be a mix of metallic and floral with an astringent finish and a sour bite in the throat. The aftertaste is expansive and cooling with a strong huigan. I detected flavours like sourdough bread, stewed vegetables, vanilla, and apple.

The mouthfeel is quite numbing and throat-clenching. As for the cha qi, it is mellow but noticeable, with a calming and mind-clearing quality.

Flavors: Apple, Astringent, Baked Bread, Bell Pepper, Cream, Cut grass, Floral, Marine, Metallic, Seaweed, Sour, Vanilla, Vegetables

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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From the weekend!

I know this is a favourite of my manager – well, an earlier year’s version of this material anyway. I picked it up this Spring because I was curious to try it given that he likes it, and because it was really cheap.

I can see why he likes like – it’s got a nice coating sweetness and it pretty smooth and easy going. I imagine this would be _really_hard to over steep and brew poorly and he drinks most of his sheng Grandpa style so that’s a quality that would be very appealing for him. The session, for me, was pleasant but I found that I wanted a bit more depth or nuance to the flavour – however I do think this is a perfectly good tea for its price point. I imagine I’ll finish the rest of my sample Grandpa style…

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Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWN81V7ojOE

Flavors: Fruity, Smooth, Sugarcane, Sweet

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