This 2019 Puerist Man Xi Liang sells for approx. $117.00 for 200g cake or $0.59/g. It a famous sub area of Mengsong… I was most excited to try this one out of the free samples I was gifted last year!
Dry leaves smell of strong floral sweet with a strong powerful woody like Menghai kind of odour.
First infusion has an ashy woody pure sugar note that is quite clean and pure with a long cooling sugar taste with a Pasha foresty kind of taste to it. Long deep cooling breath and cooling. Nice returning saliva over a very soft mouthfeeling. Nice mild spacy relaxing.
Second infusion has a quick bitter woody floral ashy initial taste. With and pure empty space feeling. There is a soapy floral note that comes out in the finish. Lots of space between the notes and a deep throat feeling. The mouth feel is a soft fine gritty sandy feeling with some returning saliva. There is lots of things going on with the profile which I really like. The parts work well and gracefully but complex and strong. Very nice.
The third infusion has a nice long peachy creamy sweet taste over a grainy sandy taste. Nice bland forest taste. Long deep cooling throat. Long sweet foresty aftertaste.
The fourth has a quick bitter onset with a syrupy peachy forest woody initial taste before a long cooling sweet surgery peachy finish. Nice full grainy sandy and chalky almost dry full mouthfeeling. Nice strong heart beats with an uplifting strong energy. This kind of tastes like a Pasha area and feels like a Bulang area.
The 5th infusion has a quick bitterness that leaves a woody and peachy taste in the mouth. The taste of the woody-forest note has that deeper stronger Menghai like sensibility. The taste is really deep in the throat and has a creamy peach woody taste. There is a very full drying chalky gritty sandy mouthfeeling which is kind of different feeling and very deep and balance feeling along with an empty throat that opens deeply. It holds the sweet sugar peach for a long time there and releases a mild and slow release of saliva. Strong heart beats and invigorating feeling with a nice subtle high.
The sixth infusion was left to cool and has this woody bland bitter peachy floral-soapy onset. There is more of a cream sweet taste in the finish. The mouthfeeling is chalkier and less dry. The throat opening is mid-depth with a lingering creamy sweet and subtle cooling. Chest pounding and invigorating qi. There is a slow mild saliva release with sweet tastes. A little bit of a lingering soft high feeling.
The seventh infusion has a bitter woody onset with a peachy flavor lingering underneath. The mid-taste is a lingering peachy taste over a grainy-chalky slightly puckering sticky mouthfeeling. Nice strong chest, nice mild underlying high euphoria.
The eighth is left to cool and gives off a rubbery woody floral sweet almost peachy sugar taste with a long lingering sugar taste in the deep throat and breath. Nice sticky chalky full mouthfeel with slow release saliva feeling.
9th is left to cool and has a fast moving bitter sweetness of peach and coco with a woody undertone. Very clean and clear pointed taste. With a mid-deep opening throat with mild slow faint saliva release and returning sugar peach taste. Nice strong Chest pounding with a energetic and mild high. Clear pure and pointed.
10th …. Oh boy I think I must have lots the rest of the notes on this one….
Overall, I really enjoyed it strong Bulang like alerting energy, and a Pasha like forest taste. This one has the bitter-sweet and elegant/graceful but strong. This has lots going on and is pretty enjoyable for me.