2014 Myanmar-Menghai Shu Pu-erh Tea | Burmese Shou Puer | TEA SIDE

2014 Myanmar-Menghai Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

Origin: Thailand
Fermented in: 2014
Producer: Menghai, Yunnan
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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 (8)

Good shu. No obvious care in the woods, no wet rags or peat.
With a slight note of?.. camphor? - some aroma that intrigues the sense of smell.
Clean, soft, calm. Profile: nuts, I guess.

This is the second time I've taken this tea. This time for a friend. His feedback: I liked the tea very much, fragrant, holds spills, yet very mild to the taste. We drink it in the bath, it has a very strong effect!

Such a drink of a Pu-erh aristocrat - nothing superfluous, light and pleasant taste.

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.

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