Meng Ding Gan Lu

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Almond, Bittersweet, Elderflower, Floral, Grassy, Green, Hay, Honeysuckle, Juicy, Nutty, Pastries, Smooth, Spices, Vegetal, Alfalfa, Citrus Zest, Eucalyptus, Flowers, Lime, Moss, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet, Umami, Vegetables, Wet Moss
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 4 oz / 125 ml

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  • “Very nice green! I got the 2022 harvest of this tea from my CS order, and it’s one of the better greens I’ve had. Beautiful beautiful leaves with a great buddy look, paired with an absolutely rich...” Read full tasting note
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  • “[Spring 2021 harvest] Fresh green teas are always something to look forward in the spring (if one can get hold of some). Even though this one isn’t the most remarkable one, it certainly satisfies...” Read full tasting note
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From Camellia Sinensis

Sichuan lavishness us with green teas with fine downy buds.

Damp leaves fill the air with sweet gourmet (hazelnut) and marine fragrances. Its delicate green liquor is dense and rich with aromas of green vegetables (roasted fiddle-heads) and fruity nuances.

A generous tea offering a luxurious velvety texture as well as a sweet and floral finish.

Cultivar: Ming Shan no 9
Producer: Zhang Qian
Altitude: 400m

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Very nice green! I got the 2022 harvest of this tea from my CS order, and it’s one of the better greens I’ve had. Beautiful beautiful leaves with a great buddy look, paired with an absolutely rich aroma both in the dry leaf, which displayed notes of nuttiness, and the wet leaf which displayed potent notes of vegetalness. Liquor is decently vibrant and thick, flavour is decent to pretty good with a nice delicate balance of floral vegetal and bittersweet. Texture is decent, nicely smooth and juicy but could do a bit of work in potency, character is average to decent with some steep variability but pretty unidimensional. Finish & aftertaste is pretty good, nice elderflower bitter-floral lingering aftertaste with a slight astringency to boot. Cha-qi is almost non-existent and steep longevity is decent, lasting up to steep 8 or potentially more.

Overall, a good green which would be a 80-85+ tea if it had a better cha qi and better character.

Flavors: Almond, Bittersweet, Elderflower, Floral, Grassy, Green, Hay, Honeysuckle, Juicy, Nutty, Pastries, Smooth, Spices, Vegetal

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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[Spring 2021 harvest]

Fresh green teas are always something to look forward in the spring (if one can get hold of some). Even though this one isn’t the most remarkable one, it certainly satisfies that need.

The profile is quite vegetal with floral, umami, sour and herbaceous notes trailing behind. Some of the flavours to be found are eucalyptus, alfalfa, lilac, kohlrabi. In the aftertaste, a mix of lime and green wood sweetness emerges. The liquor texture is velvety thanks to the large amount of leaf hair present, but it also has a nice bubbly quality. After swallowing, a minor drying sensation remains, but there isn’t really any astringency. The aromas are hard to describe. Some of the notes I’ve already mentioned – such as lime zest and eucalyptus – but there is also a scent that reminds me of moss covered in dew.

Flavors: Alfalfa, Citrus Zest, Eucalyptus, Floral, Flowers, Lime, Moss, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet, Umami, Vegetables, Vegetal, Wet Moss

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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