2008 Menghai Classic Recipes

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2008 Menghai Classic Recipes

Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Dec 15th, '08, 22:50

I was wondering what anyone has tried in these regards. I was looking at these few things to order from scott along with a tea table I want from him:

2008 Menghai "Springtime Water" Raw Pu-erh tea * 500g
2008 Menghai "Da Yi Jia Ji Tuo" Raw Pu-erh tea * 100g
2008 Menghai Tea Factory * 8582 * Raw Pu-erh Tea cake
2008 Menghai Tea Factory * 7582 * Raw Pu-erh Tea cake
2008 Menghai Tea Factory * 7532 * Raw Pu-erh Tea cake

Please let me know what batch you had also. I looked around the threads (Ok, so I didn't really look as much as I could have :twisted: ) and didn't find any reviews on any of the 2008 menghai recipes. Thanks everyone in advance!

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Re: 2008 Menghai Classic Recipes

Postby thanks » Dec 16th, '08, 00:30

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:I was wondering what anyone has tried in these regards. I was looking at these few things to order from scott along with a tea table I want from him:

2008 Menghai "Springtime Water" Raw Pu-erh tea * 500g
2008 Menghai "Da Yi Jia Ji Tuo" Raw Pu-erh tea * 100g
2008 Menghai Tea Factory * 8582 * Raw Pu-erh Tea cake
2008 Menghai Tea Factory * 7582 * Raw Pu-erh Tea cake
2008 Menghai Tea Factory * 7532 * Raw Pu-erh Tea cake

Please let me know what batch you had also. I looked around the threads (Ok, so I didn't really look as much as I could have :twisted: ) and didn't find any reviews on any of the 2008 menghai recipes. Thanks everyone in advance!


You can find some notes on these in my blog (shameless plug, but relevant http://teajournaling.blogspot.com), but some quick notes anyways.

I loved the Springtime Water for it's value. Great tea for the price. I have a bag of the Jia Ji tuo's, and also a few of the 08 Qing tuo's on their way, so when those arrive I'll update my blog. The 8582 I don't care for drinking too much now, it's a finicky brewer but a proven aged classic. Can't go wrong there. Loved the 7582, a little smoky, in a good way, and overall fairly tasty. Also fairly sweet. The 7532 is my favorite of the Menghai recipes, absolutely delicious. Aged it's quite tasty as well. I'd also recommend the Big Classic, the 0622, and the Da Yi Hong.

All teas I tried were of 801 batch numbers.

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Postby thanks » Dec 16th, '08, 05:51

TomVerlain wrote:I just received the 802 8582

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6033&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=195

Other have tried it too. While you "could drink it now", I kinda feel it was designed for a bit of age before consuming.

Thought it was a good enough value to buy a tong. 7542 is not on your list. That is a classic as well.


How could I forget the 7542! Fantastic tea as always.

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Dec 16th, '08, 17:11

:shock:

I completly missed that one. I must have overlooked it, its listed on YSLLC as "Classic blend fermented cake " but then it also says that it is a raw cake :?

WTF? lol

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Postby thanks » Dec 16th, '08, 18:06

PolyhymnianMuse wrote::shock:

I completly missed that one. I must have overlooked it, its listed on YSLLC as "Classic blend fermented cake " but then it also says that it is a raw cake :?

WTF? lol


A copy-paste mistake, it's a raw recipe cake. The 7452, however, is ripe.

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Dec 16th, '08, 18:17

thanks wrote:
PolyhymnianMuse wrote::shock:

I completly missed that one. I must have overlooked it, its listed on YSLLC as "Classic blend fermented cake " but then it also says that it is a raw cake :?

WTF? lol


A copy-paste mistake, it's a raw recipe cake. The 7452, however, is ripe.


Thats what I thought :wink:

I'll have to pick up one of each to try...

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Postby shogun89 » Dec 16th, '08, 20:44

On my next YSLLC order I will get. . . .
8582
7542
7532
7582
springtime water
"08 Qing" 1 kilo bag.

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Re: 2008 Menghai Classic Recipes

Postby Jeremy » Dec 18th, '08, 13:24

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:I was wondering what anyone has tried in these regards. I was looking at these few things to order from scott along with a tea table I want from him:

2008 Menghai "Springtime Water" Raw Pu-erh tea * 500g
2008 Menghai "Da Yi Jia Ji Tuo" Raw Pu-erh tea * 100g
2008 Menghai Tea Factory * 8582 * Raw Pu-erh Tea cake
2008 Menghai Tea Factory * 7582 * Raw Pu-erh Tea cake
2008 Menghai Tea Factory * 7532 * Raw Pu-erh Tea cake

Please let me know what batch you had also. I looked around the threads (Ok, so I didn't really look as much as I could have :twisted: ) and didn't find any reviews on any of the 2008 menghai recipes. Thanks everyone in advance!



Had this one 5 mins ago.
2008 Menghai "Springtime Water" Raw Pu-erh tea * 500g

Overall I dont dislike the tea. I noticed a bit of sourness in the first 3 infusions. But then it seemed to mellow pretty nicely. It got kinda floral, but I really didnt interest me too much. I use it as a general drinking tea.

I wish I had the ability to guage whether or not it would age well!

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Postby thanks » Dec 18th, '08, 20:47

shogun89 wrote:On my next YSLLC order I will get. . . .
8582
7542
7532
7582
springtime water
"08 Qing" 1 kilo bag.

I just tried the 08 Qing today. Worth every penny. My thoughts are on my blog and in the YSSLC review thread.

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Postby shogun89 » Dec 18th, '08, 21:41

I looked at your review thanks, and it looks like it is a tea for me alright. Good price too! Thanks for the review! I wonder if it would be worth 2 bags. . . .

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Menhai teas

Postby JAS-eTea Guy » Jan 12th, '09, 19:08

I have a number of Menhai teas that should be arriving in about 4 weeks for the third Badger & Blade group buy. Contact me if you are interested in either samples or full cakes.

Best regards,
Steve

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