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Menghai Golden Buds Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake, 2009

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This tea is from Bulang Mountain and was made in the spring of 2009 by applying 'one bud with two leaves' plucking standard to Menghai large-leaf tea bushes. 

There are 11 distinctive grades of Pu-erh. The highest grade is called 'palace grade' which means that it consists of the most tender leaves, as well as golden buds that produce a delicate, soft taste. Usually, when making a pu-erh teacake, the 'palace grade' material gets blended with materials of lower grades to make the tea darker and stronger.

The Menghai Golden Buds Ripe Pu-erh Teacake of 2009 is made entirely from 'palace grade' material, therefore it can be a bit too light for those who are accustomed to stronger teas. However, it's a great choice for those who enjoy a more delicate taste.


Place of Origin: Bulang Mountain, Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China
Tea Garden: Man Xin Long Tea Garden
Tea Type: Ripe Pu-erh
Harvest Time: May 2009
Production Date: May 20, 2016
Plucking Standard: One bud with two leaves
Net Weight: 200g
Dry Tea: Small and exquisite Pu-erh cake; slightly loose edges; many golden or reddish-brown tea buds on the surface and inside of the cake
Aroma: Slight, but persistent fragrance of aged tea
Liquor: Clear, deep red color
Taste: Soft and smooth, with notes of sweetness
Tea Bush: Menghai large-leaf tea bush species
Fermentation: Post-fermented
Caffeine level: Low (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated
Shelf Life: Gets better with age


    Brewing directions:


     210℉ / 99℃ 
     5gr       3-4min 
     10gr    rinse. Then 11 infusions:  10sec + 5sec each additional time



    NOTE: The pu-erh stand that's on the photos is not included.


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