Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea
Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea
Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea
Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea
Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea
Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea
Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea
Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea
Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea
Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea

Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea

$13.50$398.00

Description

The old us would never believe you could press yellow tea and store it with good results. After drinking this tea, we were wrong.

Against our expectations, this 2018 yellow tea offers up truly unique experience that opens all the senses. Made from 1 bud and 1-2 leaves qunti zhong (varietal) material in Mengding, Sichuan, this traditionally processed yellow tea has been pressed into 100g cakes that have been carefully stored for over 3 years.

The tea still maintains a dominant yellow tea flavour that is sweet and smooth, with diminished vegetal notes and green tea nuttiness. However, unlike a green tea that will simply lose fragrance and complexity over time, this tea has has maintained it’s flavour very well and taken on a slight aged note in a short amount of time, more similar to an aged white tea or heicha, as opposed to aged raw puer.

More than a gimmick, this is a highly enjoyable yellow tea that is unforgettable once you’ve tried it. Storage-wise, we recommend storing this tea similarly to a white tea, which means preferably sealed with minimal exposure to oxygen, room temperature or a little lower, low humidity and no exposure to light or strong fragrances.

$0.85/gram

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3 reviews for Synesthesia 2018 Mengding Yellow Tea

  1. 4 out of 5

    rudi (verified owner)

    Brief steeps (few seconds) in 90 Celsius water.
    Liquor is clear and light amber in color.
    Taste is unique that it has some floral and fruity notes, and slightly nutty in its sweet aftertaste.
    Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky with no immediate astringency and bitterness.
    Wet leaves are dark olive green in hue, giving off a faint sugary aroma.
    This tea withstands many infusions, but flavor mellows down greatly by the 7th/8th infusion.

  2. 3 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    The smell of the leaves is really yummy: cake straight out of the oven, maple syrup, roasted nuts, floral and much more. The mouth coating is pretty impressive – going everywhere it can. The soup have a honey sweetness, reminds me of white pasta sauce and has a kind of hot bamboo basket for steaming quality. It’s an interesting tea but isn’t my favourite of this year.

  3. 4 out of 5

    boke555 (verified owner)

    A unique yellow tea The first time I had a yellow tea cake! Smooth aged aroma with a unique and relatively complex taste (reminds me of ripened avocados), along with a thick texture and a juicy finish, this tea is quite interesting! This tea however lacked in cha-qi and flavour potency, and was pretty bang average in aftertaste and leaf & liquor. Overall an interesting tea, but probably not worth the price.

    Flavors: Acidic, Citrus Zest, Creamy, Fruity, Green, Oily, Paper, Pleasantly Sour, Savory, Sweet Potatoes


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