2012 Lantingchun TF "Mang Fei Cha Hun" Early Spring Raw

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  • “2012 Lantingchun TF “Mang Fei Cha Hun” Early Spring Raw Puerh – Chawangshop Price: £21.63 ($32.00) / 357g cake. 67/100 8g in gaiwan Summary: Early steeps show interesting, textured and green...” Read full tasting note

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Mang Fei Cha Hun ( 忙肺茶魂) means Spriti of Mangfei tea

This lovely cake is made of first harvest from tea trees about 80-300 years old. Mangfei is one of Yongde high mountains. Using traditional processing techniques “sha-qing”(kill-green) in wok and sun-dried. Carefully produced this medium to tight pressed cake perfect for long term storage!

Dry leaves are dark with silver hairy buds and very fragrant. Brewed tea is clean, yellow green and sparkish. Full and thick, vegetal, powerful, aftertaste is long and bitter sweet and stimulating. Fantastic aroma from cup after drinking!

Manufacturer :Lan Ting Chun TF

Production date : 2012/3/07

Harvest Area: Mang Fei mountain, Yong De area, Lincang county

Weight : 357g per cake, 7 cakes in bamboo tong

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2012 Lantingchun TF “Mang Fei Cha Hun” Early Spring Raw Puerh – Chawangshop

Price: £21.63 ($32.00) / 357g cake.


8g in gaiwan

Summary: Early steeps show interesting, textured and green tasting tea, but later brews reveal a tea that has way too much smoke to compensate for astringency and sourness. It does have good energy and is cheap for a cake though.

Dry: Subdued concentrated herbal. My tea is completely loose leaves. Colour is lighter shades of brown and some silvery. Some dust.


Wet: Straw, dry medium smoke, light concentrated herbal. Some black char on some leaves – that is black specks that can be moved off the leaves. Could this be due to not cleaning the wok from the previous batch?


Rinse: Light/yellow gold.


10s – Light/yellow gold. Quite smoky on the sip and into the finish. Tobacco smoke. Slightly astringent with a good powerful body. It has not strong bright herbal and is instead mild leather and is green. I’m not noticing any obvious fruit to name so I’d say green fruit.

15s – Med yellow/golden. Very smoky with a concentrated fruit that starts bitter and becomes sour. It fills the mouth well, but carries medium astringency. It is quite oily.

5s – Light yellow/gold. Not particularly fresh; it is more stale. The smoke and bitter/sour fruit give it a rough texture. I quite like this.

10s – Light yellow/gold. Astringent, drying, sour fruit, smoke that isn’t integrated well. A vegetable note – asparagus. It’s thick, concentrated and heavy going. It’s different.

15s – Light yellow/golden. Very astringent. Its like drinking a cigarette in water. Not good.

Flavors: Asparagus, Green, Smoke

8 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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