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2009 Menghai 1st Grade Ripe Pu'erh

Sale
206-50-P
In stock: 164
4.1
China
NZ$9.09
NZ$9.09
CN
Origin
China
Asia
Caffeine Level (mg/1g)
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.
How to make
a perfect cup of tea
1 TSP or 1 BAG
200ml
95°C
1.5 - 3 min
Details
Ingredients:
Pu'erh tea
Reviews
Justin
today
Gotta note before I begin, this was my first pu'er.

the wash and first 3 steeps smelled very fishy, that cleared up for the 4-6 brews but they all pretty much just tasted like dirty lake water

personally a 3/10 but a family member who tried it said it could be a daily drinker for them so YMMV
Anna Holben
April 2024
I am on a quest for heavy caffinated tea. I love tea, but only educated myself to herbal concoctions. Since finding tealyra, I had no idea of the extent of teas. I tried a couple Pu'erh and really liked the earthy taste of this 2009 Menghai 1st Grade. I am purchasing it again and probably will continue because I love change. Thank you tealyra for the many options!
Dov
November 2023
If there was a truth in advertising award (is there?) this would win. It's exactly as described. Subtly sweat with a hint of earthiness and smokiness, like a forest after a light rain. Really delicious, especially for the price point. If you're looking for a funky weird Puerh, this isn't it. This makes an accessible, great for everyday consumption, cup of comfort tea.
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.
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