2007 Feng Qing "Da Shu" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Floral, Hay, Melon, Mushrooms, Grass, Hot hay, Bitter, Honey, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 39 oz / 1144 ml

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  • “I have to agree with Yunnan Sourcing’s description for this one: at $33/400g, this is absolutely a decent price for any aged sheng, but this one is pretty decent for that, too. I have a 25g sample...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Summary: Inexpensive for age buy from YS, at great value. Starts with robust smokey hay and mushroom and finishes sweet grassy. Big body. Prep: 5g, 60cc gaiwan, boiling. Rinse, 10s, increasing from...” Read full tasting note
  • “I don’t have much experience with Puer as this one of my first three shengs to have tasted so take this review with a grain of salt. I got a 25g sample of this from yunnan sourcing. I found it...” Read full tasting note

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Feng Qing tea factory (now owned by Dianhong Group) is the oldest tea factory in Lincang and the original producer and exporter of Yunnan Black tea. Feng Qing county (Lincang prefecture) is also a producer of high quality pu-erh tea, many from old tea trees.

A premium production from the Feng Qing tea factory. Composed of old plantation Spring 2007 Feng Qing area tea leaves! Hand-processed at every step and then pressed and stored in Kunming for 9 years! The best thing about it is the clean strong taste that comes when you pour hot water over it. It’s balanced and textured, thick and filling, with sweetness and hints of hay and mushroom broth.

It’s rare to find a production with this age in the price range that performs as well as this one.

Spring 2007 Harvest
400 grams per cake

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I have to agree with Yunnan Sourcing’s description for this one: at $33/400g, this is absolutely a decent price for any aged sheng, but this one is pretty decent for that, too. I have a 25g sample but wouldn’t object to curating a full two-pounder of this one.

Beautiful large leaves, dark before brewing but quite green after. Very nice cha qi. Unfortunately the nose is still out on hay fever, so all I can say is the aroma is not tobacco-ish, clearly aged (but not wet) and intriguing enough to hope for a revision on a better nose day. Age is in the flavour as well. Basically not bitter unless over-brewed. A balanced mix of hay, mushroom and flowery notes. I, too, concur on the ‘melon’ description, but mainly for its quenching qualities, not the sweetness.

Overall, I think, a gentlemen’s sheng, combining some old-family character with a well studied, agreeable behaviour. I’m still wondering whether I’m more of a dock worker when it comes to sheng myself, but it’s hard to take your own character flaws out on a gentleman like that.

Flavors: Floral, Hay, Melon, Mushrooms

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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Summary: Inexpensive for age buy from YS, at great value. Starts with robust smokey hay and mushroom and finishes sweet grassy. Big body.

Prep: 5g, 60cc gaiwan, boiling. Rinse, 10s, increasing from there for about 12 steeps.
Sessions with this tea: 10+.

Taste: Starts off with smokey hay, and salty mushroom in a rounded, robust-feeling flavor, with a lovely cool sweet dew aftertaste. Minimal minerality, mild bitterness and mild astringency. The savory flavor drops out and it turns into sweet grass after 6 steeps, remains cooling throughout. Previous reviewer mentioned melon, I could see that. Big hui gan.

Body: huge burst of bright concentrated energy in my neck and upper chest. Mouthfeel is “rounded” throughout. Salivated and continued feeling and tasting this tea for like 2 hours after I finished. Update: have finished several more sessions with this tea, still enjoying it.

Flavors: Grass, Hay, Hot hay, Mushrooms

Preparation
5 tsp 2 OZ / 60 ML

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I don’t have much experience with Puer as this one of my first three shengs to have tasted so take this review with a grain of salt. I got a 25g sample of this from yunnan sourcing. I found it very lightly smoky and a touch sweet with a note of melon. The first 3 or so steepings were bitter, but not unpleasantly so. Further infusions resulted in a sweeter more mellow taste with a vegetal flavor coming in.

Flavors: Bitter, Honey, Melon, Vegetal

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 110 OZ / 3253 ML

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