I have only brewed one session of it and my conclusion in the notes is simply: "Good shu, nothing extraordinary, but good." With only one session to go by, that opinion may change, but I tend feel that most shu is pretty similar. I also tend to like the darker, heavier ones more than the lighter subtle ones. I love the 2007 Haiwan 9908 Old Nugget Puerh Tea Brick which I got from Puerhshop where it is now out of stock. I have ordered another one from Scott, however, who does still have it in stock. Another nice one is Wesli's discovery of 2000 Big Golden Melon Tuocha, also now out of stock at Puerhshop.puerhking wrote:I was wondering what you thought of the Gong Ting Tribute Ripe cake.
Salsero wrote:Even more than brewing it, even more than drinking it, I love opening packages of tea that has traveled from some of the most exotic locations I am able to imagine.
I agree. It's a good one. Oily feel in the early infusions, aromatic, pearlike flavor. It needs a couple more years aging to take the roughest edges off, but I found myself drinking the last few infusions (of ten) more for the aftertaste than anything.heavydoom wrote:i have this too and it's a great green pu, amazing long aftertaste, not bitter at all. great wrapper art :
2007 Mengku Mu Ye Chun Raw Cake of Yongde, $18.60