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2009 Menghai 1st Grade Ripe Pu'erh

Sale
206-50-P
In stock: 31
4.6
China
CA$6.85
CA$6.85
CN
Origin
China
Asia
Caffeine Level (mg/100g)
0
1-10
11-20
21-30
31-40
41+

Description

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
200ml
95°C
1.5 - 3 min

Details

Ingredients:
Pu'erh tea

Reviews

by Eric Maxfield
July 2021
This is my first experience with Pu'Erh and got it on sale based on other reviews. I was not sure what to expect. It has a mildly pungent aroma that I could describe as "earthy" if generous and possibly "fishy" if not. Taking courage, I brewed it up western style with 2 min steeping and was pleasantly surprised at the mildness and there is definitely some interesting flavours going on including berries. Will have to return for second steeping to see how it develops but I kind of like it so far. For the price I guess its a good value introduction to Pu'Erh, but I am not sure I could justify the price of this if it wasn't on sale. Some of the premium varieties get pretty pricey.
by John Cooper
March 2021
I really like this tea, it’s sweet, smoky, and has great overall taste. This has become my daily go to tea. I’ve ordered several bags and haven’t been disappointed. The price is very fair.
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.
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