Producer: Dian Xi Lin Yun滇西林韻*, (literally Yunnan west forest charm)
* Dian Xi Lin Yun is the brand of a friend. The tea material comes from their gardens and tea was processed at their factory.
Material: This is a blend of small, medium-sized and big tea trees (hun cai) from 2 different regions in Mengku, all tea leaf material comes from a high altitude of more 2300 meters.
Area: Lincang, Mengku.
Weight: 357 grams (some cakes of this brand weight more/less than 357g. But we can’t weight every single one of the cakes otherwise we have to open all tongs).
Each tong has 7 cakes and is wrapped in bamboo.
This is a very well balanced tea blend. It has a mild astringency and bitterness but don’t you dare to push it too much :). It has a very pleasant mouthfeel, quite full in the mouth and cooling too. You can expect plenty of salivation and sweetness returning to your mouth. A Hua Mi Xiang (literally flower aroma or savoury nectar) taste will stay in your mouth and throat. You’ll feel it warming and comfortable in the body too. This Hua Mi Xiang is one of the traits, according to the producer, of teas in Mengku mountain range, at least the ones they possess and source from other villages too.
In my simple words, I would translate this as having a flowery aroma and producing a sweet tea soup. In some teas, this Hua Mi Xiang taste profile is stronger than in others.
I’d dare to say that the tea leaves pictures speak for themselves as the tea liquor purity/clarity do when it comes to the quality of this tea.
To sum up, this tea is quite stable along with infusions and won’t drop unexpectedly into something bitter and nasty, surely will provide the tea drinker with an interesting drinking session.