2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang" Xiao Bing

4.0 stars  4.0  1 review  Added 05.10.2015 by Eternal Spring, Tea status: [427] A 3934x
2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang" Xiao Bing
2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang" Xiao Bing 2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang" Xiao Bing 2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang" Xiao Bing
2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang" Xiao Bing 2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang" Xiao Bing

Category: Pu-erh

Country: China

Province: Yunnan

Harvest: early spring before 4.5.2015

Date of production: pressed 7.4. 2015

Producer: Cha Wang Shop Exclusive Products

Shop: Cha Wang Shop

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Description:

Cheng Shuang 成双 means in pairs

This cake is blend of two villages and mountain in Menghai area. Material for this cake come from old trees betwen 60-120 years, first harvest in late March. Pure hand made, pressed by stone in Menghai.

Strong, very nice aroma, full in mouth, with some bitterness, fast aftertaste. This is powerfull blend for long term aging!

Manufacturer : Cha Wang Shop
Production date: Harvest early spring before 4.5.2015 ., pressed 7.4. 2015
Harvest Area : Menghai, Xishuanbanna
Weight : 200g per cake, 5 cakes in one bamboo tong - 1kg


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Eternal Spring
11.11.2015 14:07:40
Eternal Spring

For aging

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This is a bland of two teas from two villages in Menghai area. Material is coming from an old tea trees 60-120 year old. The cake is well processed.

Dry tea smells heavily fresh. Odour of wet leaves is deeply flower-sweet.

Infusion is bold, herbal, strong, bitter. Nothing uneasy in the taste, but also nothing distinctive. But the energy, on the other side, is quite distinctive and warming-up. This strong energy will make you sweat.

I can spot a little mushroom aftertaste in later infusions. Very long aftertaste.

I have over-steeped the 8th brew and it is still very bitter. Stamina is good, though.

This tea, in my opinion, is not suitable to drink now. You can find far more pleasant young shengs in 2015 ChawangPu Collection (Bada, Mengsong, Hekai). The taste of this tea is not distinctive, but judging by energy it quite interesting. Really outstanding chaqi. It will be though more suitable for long term aging. The price is favourable $18 for 200g cake (2015).


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The art of making tea from ancient tea trees is very old. Hand-roasting is not easily mastered. Any slight error will influence the taste of the tea. Smokiness or yan wei is one example but it should be distinguished from a burned flavour which is described as hu wei. The latter, typically arises when tea is not well roasted and is, unfortunately, not uncommon. Yan wei or smokiness is caused by oven drying. “

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