2005 Bo Wen Yue Chen Yue Xiang Ripe Pu-erh Tea of Menghai

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Chocolate, Coffee, Sweet
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 11 g 5 oz / 160 ml

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  • “I’ve been sitting on this sample for nearly two years…pulling out from the depths of my stash -wodui aroma, no wodui in flavor -clean, no fishy -chocolate, rich, full flavor, creamy cocoa -no...” Read full tasting note
  • “I thought this tea quite tasty. It still had a fair amount of fermentation flavor to it but it was clean, no fishyness to my taste buds. This lasted about four or five steeps. There was little...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This was a nice large leaf shou from a smaller tea factory. I got a 25g sample from YS and used half in a 200ml yixing. Lighter fermentation perhaps, but I felt the need to steep this one longer...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I am really enjoying this one! Notes of coffee, chocolate, sweetness, some fruit maybe. I like this one because it has a thick dry edge to the taste reminiscent of coffee. Not bitter in any way,...” Read full tasting note

From Yunnan Sourcing

Menghai fermented ripe tea stored for 10 years in dry Guangdong storage. This is a lovely matured ripe cake in the style of Da Yi’s 7592. Larger leaf grade means it’s sweet, camphor and thick. The aging in Guangdong has given it a mellow character but not without a pungent slight bitterness to counter the it’s mature sweet easy-going attitude.

A highly enjoyable tea, aged 11 years but totally affordable!

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4 Tasting Notes

57 tasting notes

I’ve been sitting on this sample for nearly two years…pulling out from the depths of my stash

-wodui aroma, no wodui in flavor
-clean, no fishy
-chocolate, rich, full flavor, creamy cocoa
-no bitter, very smooth
-enjoyable, but not earth shattering
-chaqi is negligible but this was a relaxing session
-lingering smooth aftertaste, more feeling than taste
-decently priced at $46/357g, if I remember I’ll get a cake next order, if I forget, its not something I’ll miss. its worth getting a sample if you like shu

Rasseru

I remember the name bo wen & checking my notes I enjoyed this one as a potential coffee substitute.

andresito

I can definitely see that!

andresito

*minus the caffeine

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I thought this tea quite tasty. It still had a fair amount of fermentation flavor to it but it was clean, no fishyness to my taste buds. This lasted about four or five steeps. There was little bitterness to this one. It had a nice sweet flavor profile. Some other reviewers have noted chocolate. I really didn’t pick up on that but it is a possible interpretation. Even fruitiness is in the ballpark although I couldn’t be specific. I liked this tea a lot. Which is good because I bought a cake. I am so used to Scott’s ripe being good I often buy without sampling.

I steeped this ten times in a 120ml gaiwan with 10.1g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. I could have gotten a couple more steeps out of this but want to move on to something else.

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
Youssef

Would this make a good starter puer as well?

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This was a nice large leaf shou from a smaller tea factory. I got a 25g sample from YS and used half in a 200ml yixing. Lighter fermentation perhaps, but I felt the need to steep this one longer than usual. I prefer a rich cup when making shou and this one took twice as long to produce a nice rich liquor than most shou. It seems to be a trend with these large leaf shou pu erhs so I’ll just chalk it up to that. Excellent flavor, smooth and sweet with some flavors of mild tobacco and wet wood balanced with some cocoa and spice overtones. With the longer steeps it started to give way after 6-7 steepings but the smooth slippery sweetness on the back of the tongue in the latter steepings was a nice treat. As of writing $28 for an 11 year old shou is a pretty good price. I’ll likely be adding this one to the collection in a later order.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 12 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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338 tasting notes

I am really enjoying this one! Notes of coffee, chocolate, sweetness, some fruit maybe. I like this one because it has a thick dry edge to the taste reminiscent of coffee. Not bitter in any way, but it reminds me in a nice way of something I miss. This is a good potential coffee substitute.

Quite a nice dark thick liquor, and while it to me, seems quite similar to other shou Ive been recently trying, this one does things in a nice way, if im wanting a coffee-like drink.

I’d be interested to know others thoughts on this one, I think its quite good.

Flavors: Chocolate, Coffee, Sweet

Roughage

I’m not a big fan of shou but this sounds pretty good.

Rasseru

Yeah, something about this one is just nice.

Rasseru

Its quite strong. I can feel the caffeine

S.G. Sanders

I’m saving this one on my “to get next” list. I’m currently working on the Feng Quin Dian Hong from Yunnan Sourcing, and it’s brilliant.

Rasseru

yeah ive got some of that. its lovely, isnt it :)

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Yes. I’m trying to break away from sweets, and that tea is pretty great to do that with!

S.G. Sanders

Now I just need this tea to break away from coffee, too! Ha. Ha.

Rasseru

haha, I dont know if it will do that. I’m also a bit of a puerh noob, so my recommendations arent that of people with more experience. Its one of the nicest ripes ive had though for this kind of flavour.

I had to give up coffee over ten years ago now – thats what sparked off my drinking of different teas. I was happily surprised with the flavour of this one. That might mean there are some out there with much more of a coffee flavour! that would be amazing

AllanK

This one is on my list.

Rasseru

I’d be interested to know what you think of it. Something about the balance of the flavours just seems really nice, like someone has done a good job on the processing & storage.

Rasseru

or it was a leaf I would like in the first place

MadHatterTeaDrunk

I don’t like coffee flavored teas, but the teas that are bold like coffee, I suppose. I usually drink tea (98% of the time); however, I have “coffee-only” friends. Perhaps this would be a tea to introduce to them!

Rasseru

it definitely tastes like shu puerh, no question. But there is something about it, maybe the way the body is, which reminded me of black coffee.

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Mmmmm. I’ll have to give it a go :)

Tea and Cheese Lover

I find dark roasted flavors such as coffee, dark chocolate, and stout beer in Keemun teas, and I really like those teas. I’ll also have to add this to my want list.

Rasseru

try the sample first, I dont want people rushing out to buy it – im a bit of a puerh noob tbh, and it might not be the best substitute, its just something I noticed :)

Tea and Cheese Lover

I’m not too experienced with puerh either, but I’ve like all of the Shu that I’ve had so far, so it wouldn’t be much of a risk either way. I’m just beginning to figure out how to brew the Shengs, that truly is an art…

Rasseru

yes it is, i flash steep mine a lot and dont use boiling

Rasseru

drinking it again today, i immediately thought of coffee again smelling the liquor. And it wakes you up first cup the same way

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