‘Mengku Tea Factory’ has it’s routes from being a state owned & run but now a private company. A large tea factory (with a difference). Initial processing for it’s tea takes place in the mountainous areas of Mengku (Lincang) before being taken down to the central processing factory. By carrying out processing outside of the factory environment means no smokey taste! something that is normally found in a ‘big factory’ tea. Mengku use mountain water doing it’s processing which they would like you to believe gives their tea that “special taste”! For a big factory, Mengku really knows how to carefully produce good tea on mass.
Wild Arbor King is one of this factories most prized offerings. Wild Arbor Mengku area material is used to make this cake. the taste carries a decent Mengku minerality and delicate sweetness. Blind tasting this tea I noticed an alert and energising Chi from the first cup! nice balanced astringency, smooth and sometimes induced salivation. a slight floral aftertaste. later infusions will bring out more vegetative notes.