2009 Menghai 1st Grade Ripe Pu'erh

2009 Menghai 1st Grade Ripe Pu'erh

Sale
206-50-P
In stock: 18
4.4
China
US$5.00
US$5.00
CN
Origin
China
Asia
Caffeine Level (mg)
0
1-10
11-20
21-30
31-40
41+

Description

Beautiful loose ripe pu'erh, harvested and produced at the famous Menghai tea factory in Yunnan province in southwest China. Rich in an earthy aroma, this pu'erh produces a thick, deep-maroon liquor that is wonderfully clear, and oh so smooth and mellow in flavor. Earthy, smoky, sweet and smooth.
This is how to do it:
1 TSP or 1 BAG
8oz / 200ml
205F / 95°C
1.5 - 3 min

Details

Ingredients:
Pu'erh tea

Reviews

by Chris Boyer
September 2020
Bought this because of the sale price and curiosity as I've never had Pu'erh tea before. Will definitely get more once I get through what I have. The first steeping is earthy and complex, and has a "mushroomy" finish to me, reminiscent of brie rind, with the second and third steepings becoming more black tea-ish with less emphasis on the mushroom notes.

This is one of those things that seems strange at first, but once you figure it out you can get to really like it, kind of like Scotch or specialty cheeses.
by Nancy
January 2020
I bought this Pu'erh on a whim because of the sale price. Let me tell you, it's delicious and I will purchase more sale or not. I put 2 teaspoons in my 18oz Rapid Tea Maker , just barely cover the leaves with 205° water, steep 30 seconds, drain, then fill with water, steep 1 minute, very nice 1st mug. Then next two steps are for 1.5 minutes each, delicious! Now get this, I have steeped three more mugs for 2 minutes each and they are still very good. A bit smoky, a hint of sweetness that is augmented but maybe a 1/2 teaspoon of Agave syrup, and an all around delicious tasting tea! I have not noticed any bitterness, any charred taste, or any fishy smell! Give it a try, especially if you're new to Pu'erh, you'll not regret adding this tea to your morning routine.
by Kp
August 2019
This is my 4th or 5th purchase over the years, it had been consistent in the past and was very good but on this occasion it has become extremely poor not only does it not taste the same, it tastes extremely bad like charred wood, it's also bitter whereas in the past there was this roundness to it.
by John Nixon
January 2018
This tea carries the Pu Erh trademark smoky, earthy, woodsy complexity with heartwarming subtlety.

Each time you return for another brew, the tea's gentle reminder about just how good it really is, transports you somewhere you really like being. That place, ineffable though it is, is in fact just the most positive of distractions, as you understand yet again, that you are participating in something special.

This is exactly what I signed up for, this prince among Pu Erh teas.
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