Mang Fe Shan 1990's (shou)

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Mang Fe Shan 1990's (shou)

from 4.50

Transported from ancient times - old-world crafting for the modern drinker.

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Facts

  • Vintage: late 1990's
  • Category: Shou
  • Format: Fang Cha (square tea brick)
  • Leaf Grade: Unblended/large
  • Growing Region: Mang Fe Shan
  • Old tree

A satisfyingly hefty brick for the seasoned connoisseur. This Mang Fe pu-erh meets the criteria of a well cared for tea. Each brick has such effervescence; playful and alive. A dark stout-like brew or a clear amber hue - this tea has versatility and likes you to tinker with it.

There are very definite layers in this tea. We recommend that you take note of different characteristics as you become familiar with it and test your gung fu, trying to showcase them.


What's It Like?

Mang Fe Shan is refreshingly well made. It hearkens back to times when quality was all we knew, and everything had primary, vital importance. It speaks of unpretentious care in a craft.

Wet Leaf:

beautiful, large, dark, coarse leaves • exuding much glistening juice.

Broth:

thick and dense • much structure and body makes this a stand-your-teaspoon-in-it cup

Energy:   

alive with equilibrium and sustainable energy • this tea is comfortable while artistically creative


House Commentary

Mang Fe Shan translates to "Busy Lung Mountain." It is steep. Imagine hiking off-trail in the jungle mountains - finding hidden grottos, ascending steep forested inclines. Picking wild berries as the sunlight dances through the dense canopy to the leaf-covered, rock-dotted ground. Sounds of humans traversing catches your notice, and nonchalantly a small group of sparkling-eyed, rich-textile garbed locals come cruising through - as if on a well-worn trail.

The sights and smells, the mixing of rich elements in the Tropic of Capricorn: wood-smoke, ripening fruit, deep nutritious soil - I say, take a sip - Close your eyes - Let this tea take you traveling into the primordial origins of the tea plant - And dare I venture to say, into yourself as well...