2006 Changtai Long Ma Rui Ming "Dragon Horse" Raw Puerh Cake 400g

4.0 stars  4.0  1 review  Added 16.11.2015 by Eternal Spring, Tea status: [459] A 3555x
2006 Changtai Long Ma Rui Ming "Dragon Horse" Raw Puerh Cake 400g
2006 Changtai Long Ma Rui Ming "Dragon Horse" Raw Puerh Cake 400g 2006 Changtai Long Ma Rui Ming "Dragon Horse" Raw Puerh Cake 400g 2006 Changtai Long Ma Rui Ming "Dragon Horse" Raw Puerh Cake 400g
2006 Changtai Long Ma Rui Ming "Dragon Horse" Raw Puerh Cake 400g 2006 Changtai Long Ma Rui Ming "Dragon Horse" Raw Puerh Cake 400g

Category: Pu-erh

Country: China

Province: Yunnan

Date of production: 05/2006

Producer: Changtai Tea Group

Shop: Cha Wang Shop

Cha Wang Shop

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Description:

This cake is composed of Lancang and Menghai area selected materials.After 5 years aging in dry storage, this cake now taste still a little bitter. About half the time, the cake was stored in Kunming, later moved to Guangzhou for the rest of the time. It´s a very pleasant surprise that the development and aging of flavor!

Changtai pressed the same blend twice in 2006. The wrapper have the same design "Dragon and Horse" but different colour. The first batch of product have brown colour and the second batch we sell have red colour. Honey golden and sparkish tea liquor. Full and sweet in mouth with quickly huigan.

Origin : Yunnan large leaves material
Manufacturer : Changtai Tea Group
Product date : 05/2006
Weight : 400g


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Eternal Spring
25.11.2015 14:09:55
Eternal Spring

Dragon and Horse – 2nd batch

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This tea is a blend of Lancang and Menghai material. Seller has explained that Menghai material comes from Bulang area. Tea was stored in dry Kunming (4 years) and also in more humid Guangzhou (5 years), where this tea matured well.

After flashing leaves, the empty cup smells pleasantly sweet. Rinsed leaves aroma recalls dates, fruits and it’s also astringent. Colour of the brew is brown.

15s – the first sip – taste is sweetish with a small aged tones at the end. Further sips highlight mature tastes. Sweetness is coming back to mouth via your nose. No bitterness at all. Nothing disturbing. It’s interesting as there was quite bitterness in this tea year ago.

12s – the second cup – more mature taste, a lot of sweetness, still no bitterness. Here comes astringency.

You can spot camphor flavours in the tea pot.

18s – the third cup – astringency is growing and you can observe cooling effect on your tang. There is no bitterness, just more mature taste.

25s – the forth cup – 35s - the fifth – it is not a bad tee at all, what an improvement since last year – 6, 7 & 8 - the end.

Unpleasant bitterness present in the tea year ago is now gone. It’s good medium aged sheng. Price was $32 one year ago (2014), now it’s $54 for 400g (2015).


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