thanks wrote:I think I'm the only person who isn't a huge Mengku fan ....
I like them OK, but find them to be very light ... in flavor, texture, aroma, hui gan. I enjoyed the ones I have tasted and have bought maybe 6 of their bings, but I consider them an ethereal niche product. I prefer a little more punch and funk in my ideal sheng. Course, I haven't found my ideal sheng so far.
I agree with you. Sounds like you should try more Xiaguan of good years
Trioxin wrote:While I've tried a great number of Menkus newer cakes, the only ones I've truly been impressed with are under the Mu Ye Chun sub branch. I do like the regular menku cakes, and will drink them, but I don't feel the need to buy multiples or consider aging them. I think the main factor for the most part is the price. They are very reasonably priced for a decent quality cake.
Well couldn't the same be said of new Menghai and Xiaguan FT releases? Hai Lang Hao definitely fits this description as well, if not moreso. Yong De is another example that springs to mind. Over the years Mengku's price is overall cheaper, I guess, but has anyone had a truly aged Mengku cake?