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I’m not sure if this sample that I received from Liquid Proust reads “2009” or “2007” Mengku. However, I wanted to have a cup of raw pu-erh for my post-Statistics final, so I grabbed the rest of this out of the cupboard.

Now, I like the astringency of a raw. The first two steeps offered none of that, rather, I had nice mineral, smoky, and wet moss flavors to it. However, after these two steeps, I started to taste the astringency that I prefer when drinking a Sheng. The smokiness of the tea disappeared rather quickly, but the mossy/mineral notes stayed with this tea…Until steep 6.

Somehow, unbeknownst to me, the smokiness returned. I like to remind you that I’m new to pu-erh tea (3-4 months now, but still moderately unfamiliar to understanding the flavor, etc.) Anyway, I think it went well with the bitterness of the tea. It gave it that sort of burnt leafy taste, which reminds me of old leaves burning in a large field in the country during the Fall months. It also reminds me of walking in the woods as the snow melts, and the leaves have that old wet smell to them. That is what I enjoy about a majority of Raw pu, and this one has no exception.

90/100

Side Note: I think I used too much leaf in general (10g for 150ml). That, and I used overly hot water because I was distracted and allowed it to boil…..Prior to, the bitterness was subtle and still sweet (the water was 170F during the first few steeps). Anyway, I still enjoyed this.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFUJ6NTg-6/?taken-by=s.gsanders1

MadHatterTeaDrunk

PS. Finals are officially over with (thank God).

Liquid Proust

2007 Mengku from TB :) Errrone likes it

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Awesome, I’m going to buy more then. Thank you again for the sample. Helped get me through the day :)

Liquid Proust

Have you bought from TB yet? It’s not the easiest to do right way, but this is from MX Tea which makes it simple’ish

MadHatterTeaDrunk

I haven’t purchased anything from them, no.

Liquid Proust

Well…. Have fun :p. Ita an online Chinese mall basically

Liquid Proust

This cake is like $9 for 357g though

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Whhhaaat. I’ll have to look it up immediately after work. I might give myself a little spending room this paycheck. :)

Liquid Proust

Taobao is 10x better for massive orders because of the shipping cost. Should wait for a group buy or a large buy yourself

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Let me know if you’re ever interested in the future….

mrmopar

I would buy one if you guys get a group buy on.

Liquid Proust

I’ll do some shipping quotes on a few of these and some other things they have I want :)
I will keep you both post. My guess would be that I can get these to you at $10 a cake + $5 tb shipping and then $5 US shipping which makes it about $20 for 357; which I find good as it’s a greatly stored cake from 07. Let me do it in June :)

mrmopar

I can forward the amount for all and then just get paid back when they arrive if need too. You may have to link the shop as I may spy something else in there.

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Message me in June. I’m in. :)

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MadHatterTeaDrunk

PS. Finals are officially over with (thank God).

Liquid Proust

2007 Mengku from TB :) Errrone likes it

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Awesome, I’m going to buy more then. Thank you again for the sample. Helped get me through the day :)

Liquid Proust

Have you bought from TB yet? It’s not the easiest to do right way, but this is from MX Tea which makes it simple’ish

MadHatterTeaDrunk

I haven’t purchased anything from them, no.

Liquid Proust

Well…. Have fun :p. Ita an online Chinese mall basically

Liquid Proust

This cake is like $9 for 357g though

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Whhhaaat. I’ll have to look it up immediately after work. I might give myself a little spending room this paycheck. :)

Liquid Proust

Taobao is 10x better for massive orders because of the shipping cost. Should wait for a group buy or a large buy yourself

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Let me know if you’re ever interested in the future….

mrmopar

I would buy one if you guys get a group buy on.

Liquid Proust

I’ll do some shipping quotes on a few of these and some other things they have I want :)
I will keep you both post. My guess would be that I can get these to you at $10 a cake + $5 tb shipping and then $5 US shipping which makes it about $20 for 357; which I find good as it’s a greatly stored cake from 07. Let me do it in June :)

mrmopar

I can forward the amount for all and then just get paid back when they arrive if need too. You may have to link the shop as I may spy something else in there.

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Message me in June. I’m in. :)

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