Alter Ego 2018 Mansa Huang Pian Raw Puer



Our most popular huang pian brick is back, now with an extra year of wisdom under its belt.

Made from the huang pian (yellow leaf) material of our 2018 WMD Mansa raw puer, this tea makes for an excellent daily drinker that is all around smooth and sweet.

Although huang pian material isn’t as sought after, this tea lacks nothing in terms of flavour and body, with a healthy dose of chaqi/energy to boot.


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Weight N/A
Dimensions 16 × 16 × 1 cm

2 reviews for Alter Ego 2018 Mansa Huang Pian Raw Puer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    //Eyes dry leaf
    Heavily compressed brick that makes extraction of the leaves very difficult. Ocer to sienna leaves

    //Nose dry leaf
    Hay under the sun. Very floral

    //Nose wet leaf
    Wet and clean cloth hanging outside under the sun

    //Eyes liquor
    Blond hair

    //Mouth texture
    Thick texture, almost creamy. A certain freshness in the mouth

    //Mouth taste
    Dried fruits. Floral. A lot of sweetness even if there’s a little tingling on the tip of the tongue

    //Nose Empty Cup
    Grasses in the sun

    //Body sensation
    Calming effect but not overwhelming

    //Brewing notes
    1 gram per 20mL | 95C water
    Infusion 1 : 15 seconds
    Infusion 2 : + 5 seconds

    //Overall impression
    Pleasing moment.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Togo (verified owner)

    I have to start this note with a qualification. I think I overbrewed the first few infusions because I didn’t take into account the extent of leaf breakage. Maybe next time my impression will be better, unhindered by this issue. Despite that, the tea lasted for 10 strong infusions, so it does not seem lack longetivity. Overall, it is a floral sheng that is more about the mouthfeel than the taste.

    The dry leaf smell is quite weak and lacks the crispness common in young sheng. Instead, it is more earthy and deep with a floral sweetness. Wet leaf aroma is more complex with notes such as cream, cut grass, bell pepper, gasoline, and seaweed.

    Taste-wise, I found the tea to be a mix of metallic and floral with an astringent finish and a sour bite in the throat. The aftertaste is expansive and cooling with a strong huigan. I detected flavours like sourdough bread, stewed vegetables, vanilla, and apple.

    The mouthfeel is quite numbing and throat-clenching. As for the cha qi, it is mellow but noticeable, with a calming and mind-clearing quality.

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