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2006 Mengsong, Sheng (Raw), Old Tree, Spring Harvest

Malt ~ Honey ~ Leather

Earthy and mellow, this medium-bodied sheng (raw) puerh yields notes of crushed maple leaf and peanut shell.  A pleasant astringency proceeds a finish of cooling camphor, while rose and incense linger in the cup. Good Energetics. Mengsong is one of the six famous Puerh mountains west of the Langcang river.

Dry stored in Jinghong.

Origin: Mengsong, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province - Spring Harvest 

Producer: Yu Long

Brewing Instructions:

Using a puerh knife, tip of a paring knife or with your hand, gently pry leaves from the pressed cake.

Rinsing the Leaves: It is common practice to rinse puerh leaves just before steeping.  Simply pour freshly boiled water over leaves, quickly swirl the leaves in the cup and strain, discarding water. Proceed with brewing.

Amount: 1 tsp per 8oz/250ml of water 

Water Temperature: 205ºF/95ºC

Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil.

Brew 4-6 minutes

All puerh may enjoy multiple infusions; for each successive steep, slightly increase brewing time, being careful to drain vessel in it’s entirety before adding fresh water to the warm leaves.