Another day with tea with L today.
On the plate was, first, a Mengku cake from 2000 or so that was traditionally stored. Surprisingly, it’s really quite good. Very aromatic, smooth, sweet, nice, and fragrant. Not a lot of the nasty taste of a wet stored cake, and could easily masquerade as a 10 years old + tea. I like it.
Then, we had a Menghai factory Mengsong cake (the peacock ones). It’s quite expensive for a 2 years old tea, and really not that interesting. It’s smokey, with some nice flavours but mostly just bitter and astrigent. I really didn’t like it that much. It’s got an interesting flavour profile, but I’m not sure if it’s worth all the money. In fact, I have rarely found a Menghai factory cake that’s new that is actually worth the $$$ they want for it. The price is simply artificially inflated….
More teas tomorrow with L, J, and Bearsbearsbears. Busy!