2007 Boyou “Man Lu Da Shan” Meng Song Mountain  – Yunnan Sourcing

Price: £33.64 ($48) 400g cake = £0.08 ($0.11) / g

Take 2 – been airing out. The first time I tried it, straight out of the zip bag it was really bad (50/100)


Summary: Although a 2007 year tea it is still very youthful. However, it provides a good mix of bitter lemon with a pleasant body of dull Menghai-style sweetness. Mouth feel is mouth puckering bitterness and astringent. A tea for refreshing the mind. When Scott describes it as “a tea for aging“ it means it is very bitter.

3g 75ml gaiwan

Wet: Concentrated herbal, hot strawberry jam, lemon, very sweet, berry fruits.

Rinse: Very, very light peach. Probably not opened due to the mega high compression.


10s – It is impossible to drink this tea whilst it is compressed. Stab with fork (traditional Chinese method). Pale yellow. Thin and slightly astringent, but delivers a refreshing tang of lemony hay. 70/100

15s – More fork bashing (traditional Chinese method). Light/mes yellow. Starts thin with lemony hay, then thickens and has a deep light honey base. Dominant sweet notes take over the bright bitter and medium astringent beginning. 72/100

1. 20s – More fork bashing (traditional Chinese method). Med yellow. Strong bitterness around the back of the mouth and throat, astringent on the front of the tongue. A warming in the stomach. There is a Menghai-style dull sweetness, which provides much of the body. A honey sweet finish, similar to 2011 Menghai Mensong has appeared amidst astringency. 75/100

25s – Med yellow. Refreshingly bitter with honey-sweet finish. Astringency remains. 72/100

3 g 3 OZ / 75 ML

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