Review: 2011 Menghai ‘Jia Ji’ Tuo

Tea Type: 

Sheng/Raw Pu’er

Vendor:

Menghai Tea Factory/TAETEA

Weight/Price:

100g/$6,50

Pressed in:

2011/Batch 101

Nǐ hǎo friends of a good cuppa,

I purchased this classic tuo from What-Cha.

Lets break it apart.

 

Conditions:

Brewing vessel:

Yixing teapot (150ml)

Water temperature:

99° C

Gramms:

8g

Rinse:

10 seconds

Steepings:

10+

Review:

Started with a 5 second steeping. I immediately started smelling the hints of mint. After the third infusion the typical menghai bitterness kicked in. After the 6th steeping the tea developed an overwhelming sweetnes that stayed for the remaining session that was about 11 steepings. The last infusion was about 55 seconds.

I would describe the color as amber with a greyish veil. No funk, nothing special, no earthynes either. For now (end of August 2017) it’s a cheap and reliable daily drinker for those who like the menghai character. This tea would be a good introduction to raw pu’er.

Sorry for the socket board 🙂

Enjoy yourself like you enjoy your tea.