2014 Myanmar-Menghai Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

Origin: Thailand
Fermented in: 2014
Producer: Menghai, Yunnan
Availability: In Stock
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Ripe (Shou) Pu-erh tea made from Myanmar old tea trees (gushu pu-erh tea). Fermented in 2014 in Yunnan (Menghai).

This shou has surprisingly transparent infusion for its age.

Taste matches the infusion – clear, distinct and bold. It has one of that specific characteristic that allows distinguishing real shou from old trees (gushu cha) from the total mass of ripe pu-erhs, the depth and versatility. The term "deep" for taste can be decomposed into "powerful, juicy, long and multifaceted" if it makes it more understandable.

In the dominant here is a fruit-milk mix, with notable dried cherries and toffee scents. Light and soft woodiness in the background complements and completes the taste pallet. The finish is woody and fruity.

This tea shows impressive resistance to multiple steepings, long-lasting shou.

Traditionally powerful Qi of pu-erh tea from trees promotes performance, calmness, and vigor without stress.

Check out the other pu-erh from Myanmar material similar by power 2018 “Idle Buffalo”

Reviews (5)

This has the classic characteristics of a Chinese shu, both the warming effect which I seldom notice in shus lately, and the change in the flavor profile with each steeping. Later steeps yield hints of Chinese date. Overall this tea's most outstanding quality is an uplifting qi. It's a feel good tea suitable for everyday drinking.

I like this more the more I drink it. Reminiscent of a classic Chinese shu it doesn’t begin to reveal itself until the 2nd or 3rd steep, and then it continues to yield for many steepings. Many shu pu er teas I’ve recently noticed lack these qualities, as well as the classic warming effect, which this tea definitely has. As expected each steeping is slightly different. Some leave a pleasant soft feeling in the throat and some offer hints of Chinese date. A rich sweetness. Overall, this is a good mood shu. I have a few pots right away then keep it handy for random pots throughout the day.

Energizing and calming at the same time. Something about those ancient tea trees! You sell the most unique shous.

I tried this tea and fell in love. An excellent combination of taste, strength and price make it ideal for me.

this ripe is on par with the other budget ripes from Tea-Side,
so is a much better alternative to the standard factory ripes-
it has thicker mouthfeel, a better stronger taste, and better longevity.

if you can afford the top grade ripes from Tea Side you should definitely try them out,
but if not these budget ripes are a very good choice!

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