news / 2015
Man Song Gong pu erh has always been seen as a status drink. Demand outstrip supply manifold and getting the real stuff is almost impossible if you are not well connected. Mountain prices of high demand tea the like of Lao Ban Zhang dropped slightly this year but Man Song Gong is reverse; there is incessant chase for this tea that once graced the imperial court.
The smell of the dry leaves is intensely sweet, so is the brew itself. Leaves are smallish in size and comprises of many buds. This confirms well characters of Man Song and the early spring from which it was plucked. It brews up bright yellow and clear soup.
On the palate, it's both subtle and fine. One will only find small amount of astringency when it's cold. The thick soup will coat your mouth thinly with oil and lubricates your throat. There is good amount of rock sugar kind of sweetness in this tea. The long calming yun leaves good qi in the core of my body.
The tea lasts at least 30 infusions over 2 days. Although it's still very tasty after that, I left it when the long calming effects waned.
There aren't many of them left in the store and most of them were sold during pre-order.
I'm delighted to share some of the products made during spring 2015. However, due to real scarcity, not all products could be sold. Bo He Tang is definitely off the list while there is less than a toong of Man Song Gong to spare in Malaysia. He's some pictures to whet your appetite.
I'll provide a direct link to the product page when it's ready. Thanks for dropping by :)
2015 Chen Yuan Hao Yi Wu Zheng Shan
2015 Chen Yuan Hao Chen Yi Hao
2015 Chen Yuan Hao Chen Jun Hao
2015 Chen Yuan Hao Bing Dao
2015 Chen Yuan Hao Cha Huang
2015 Chen Yuan Hao Man Song Gong
2015 Chen Yuan Hao Bo He Tang