2016 Menghai "Golden Fruit" Ripe Puerh

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Earth, Pleasantly Sour, Tart, Apricot, Cocoa, Dark Wood, Dates, Fruity, Wet Earth
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 5 oz / 140 ml

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  • “6g in ~95mL, 100C, 2 rinses. The dry leaf smells…odd for a shou. Its certainly an earthy shou smell but with a tart note like dried sour peach or sour tamarind? I couldn’t quite place it to be...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Blind caked this one, mostly because it was cheap, Dayi, and the wrapper looks gorgeous. Compression is on the loose side for a factory cake. The smell of the dry leaf is quite funky, almost fishy,...” Read full tasting note
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Entirely new production of Da Yi ripe called “金果” or Golden Fruit. It refers to the Peach of Immportality that grows in the orchard of the Celestials. The very peach that Sun Wukong stole and ate in “Journey to the West”.

The idea was to create a peach taste in the ripe pu-erh. At this early stage it’s hard to taste peach but there is a fruitiness thats developing in the tea and that long-lasting feeling in the mouth that transforms into sweet on the tongue.

357 grams per cake

Batch 1601

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6g in ~95mL, 100C, 2 rinses.
The dry leaf smells…odd for a shou. Its certainly an earthy shou smell but with a tart note like dried sour peach or sour tamarind? I couldn’t quite place it to be honest.
This is definitely a soil oriented shou rather than a woodsy shou which I think plays better with that fruity note than wood would. Very rich like coffee steeped like I did too. A good huigan in the early steeps too, nice for a shou. However, didn’t have that….who knows what. I’m not sure this is something I’d get with as much shou as I have to go through right now but it would certainly very well priced for what it is!

Flavors: Earth, Pleasantly Sour, Tart

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Blind caked this one, mostly because it was cheap, Dayi, and the wrapper looks gorgeous.

Compression is on the loose side for a factory cake. The smell of the dry leaf is quite funky, almost fishy, so I gave it three rinses. It brews a nice red-brown color and not too murky. The taste is nice, earthy with hints of cocoa and a definite dried fruit note. There is a noticeable date/dried apricot aftertaste. The mouthfeel is on the brothy side, not very clean but this may improve with age. This is the opposite of a woody/camphorous ripe, I don’t get any of those flavors.

This is a good tea, a little funky but that should fade with age. Definitely a good buy right now.

Flavors: Apricot, Cocoa, Dark Wood, Dates, Fruity, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 5 OZ / 140 ML

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