Blessed Forever Mengku Bingcha
Harvested and compressed in 2009, and aged in Hong Kong until 2020, this green (sheng) pu-erh hails from the Mengku region of southwest Yunnan Province, near the border of Burma.
The decorative wrapper evokes a Han dynasty roof tile, and was produced in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Superior-quality leaf material was used for this pressing; note the abundant golden buds spiraling throughout the cake, indicative of a careful hand-picking. To prepare, gently flake off a small segment, and rinse briefly with boiling water before brewing. Throughout many infusions, flavors of cherry wood, sweet grain and molasses meld into a complex and satisfying cup as the luminous copper liquor deepens and the leaves reveal their maturity.
Note: total weights of compressed pu-erhs can vary slightly over time, due to shifts in climate/storage.
Tasting Notes: cherry wood, molasses, bran
Year of Production: 2009