2007 Menghai Feet of Crab Pu-erh Tea Cake .Puerhshop.com

May 6, 2008 at 9:04 am | Posted in Pu-Erh, Sheng (raw green), Tea Reviews | 2 Comments

Puerhshop.com (review) from the Year of Green Tasting Kit (store link).
Year of Green review: 2006 Arbor tuo, 2004 CNNP Old Tree
, 2007 Mengsa, 2007 Old Banzhang, 2007 Menghai Crab.

Dry leaf looks nice, with the orange stems poking around here and there,

seems well compressed, there are marks on the bottom of the cake piece.

one little piece seemed the right size for this trial, so lets get tea-ing…

Methodman: 4oz gaiwan but using 2-3-4oz depending on leaf volume. 200F, times follow:

30                                            30                                        35
scary crabtreeeee
40                       30                                        40                scary crab         leaf tree

30s wash discarded

30s: (1st pic) watery faded “metallic” green
30s: green astringent, “apricot skins”, less watery, some astringent aftertaste.
35s: 4oz: more astringent, some harshness, at end tastebuds seem “numbed” (=cant taste much, due to  tannins coating mouth or whatever), no sweet aftertaste or anything else i can describe or detect.
40s: still numbed, but can still feel more astringency, maybe now a little bit sweet in the aftertaste.
30s: same…………
40s: *rolleyes* meh…same…

Wet leaf: got bored, played with my food…

Overall: meh. not me. i cant feel anything.



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  1. This is a fantastic post. Thank you so much, I loved the text and the pix, esp since I could click on them and see them big. They are beautiful. Reviewing a mediocre tea is a real challenge.

    The crab really scared me!

    Is there an easy way to link those photos together in a nice row like that? I don’t speak HTML, so it the answer includes HTML, forget the Q.

    Thanks so much.

  2. thank you!, i’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
    i have no idea on the quality since the yearofgreen is my first delving into shengpu.

    the pics are individual pics, i just didn’t leave any space or border after each one was posted …(so i have the big pics from which i made smaller pics, uploaded all those to tinypic.com, then posted the smaller pics here and linked each one to the big pics)…….(hope that answers your Q)

    i could make it into 1 single big photo row (photoshop), but when that big photo opens up in a web browser it gets shrunk/or hard to move around if its bigger than the screen (…i don’t really like that-its why i keep pics one by one)

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