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Have you tried a Gedeng puerh? This is my first experience with a sheng using raw material from Gedeng Mountain and I must say that I quite enjoyed it. I enjoy learning about and trying teas from areas about which I know very little. Gedeng and XiGui are two areas I am working on at the moment. Gedeng Mountain is one of the original six famous tea mountains. It is located in Mengla County in Xishuangbanna in close proximity to Youle, Jinuo, Yibang and Mangzhi. Due to over harvesting, there is now limited production and decent Gedeng material is rather limited.
There is nice age on this brick and the leaves appear to be aging nicely. There is a wonderful ‘dry’ aroma and the leaves look quite healthy. Pungent aroma from the wet leaf with fruity overtones. The tea liquor is a shimmering orange-gold. The sip offers a rather complex mix of flavors which quickly transforms into a sweet palate. The tea is thick and heavy. You can feel a little bitterness going in, covering the mouth, and after swallowing, the huigan comes quickly. The cha qi is not obvious at first, but after three or four infusion it hit me hard.
Overall impressions: Sweet and smooth with decent Qi which left me very relaxed and moving toward a tired state. After the session I decided that this material is somewhat similar to a good Manzhuan tea. Very drinkable and enjoyable!

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

Cool! Thanks for the notes. Much enjoyed as always. We really don’t hear much about Gedeng compared with many of the other areas in Mengla County.

To your point of overharvesting. I think there’s also a Marshaln post that talks about that area and how there’s alot of rubber trees where the tea trees used to be.

Have you tried the 2010 Yunnan Sourcing Gedeng yet?


blah. you answered that question. Sorry!

Curious what you think when you get to that tea as it’s been on my radar.


jschergen – I have the YS cake you mentioned but sadly I’ve not yet tried it.

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