This lovely little 150 gram mini cake is called "Wu Zi Deng Ke" (五子登科), and is the one of the highest grade premium ripe teas released by Menghai tea factory for the year 2018! This special blend was first released in 2010 and has been a big hit with ripe pu-erh aficionados ever since! Menghai tea factory is the foremost tea factory in Yunnan with more than 50 years of history. Their quality of their ripe pu-erhs have made them the undisputed King of Ripe Pu-erh! This collectable mini tea cake is composed of grade 5 and higher leaves, all smaller leaf fermented material with plenty of flavor to give up when brewed! When brewing keep infusion times very short in the beginning! Sure to be a classic due to its amazing textured flavor profile and limited production quantity.
"Wu Zi Deng Ke" 五子登科 means "for the future benefit of of your children". This might make an appropriate future gift for your children when they grow up (to be pu-erh drinkers)!
Menghai Tea Factory （勐海茶叶厂）: Menghai Tea Factory was formally established in 1940 by a group of over 90 tea professionals with origins from all over China. It is possibly the oldest specialized tea factory in Yunnan Province. Because of this, it has a solid reputation that is well respected by Pu-erh tea enthusiasts. It is located in Menghai county of Xishuangbanna (西双版纳) prefecture, which is renowned for being one of the birthplaces of Chinese tea culture. They were one of the first two tea factories (along with the Kunming Tea Factory) to come up with the 'wodui' (渥堆) method of ripening pu'er tea in 1973, and have a series of recipes that are undisputed as some of the finest ripened Pu-erh teas available. Formerly under the umbrella of the state-run CNNP, they went fully private in 1996 and adopted the 'dayi' (大益) logo. 'Dayi' means 'great benefit', which is meant to point out the great benefit that tea has on the body, the spirit, and human relationships.
If you order the 5 cakes in the tin please be advised that the tin may arrive dented. It also possible Customs may open the tin to inspect the tea cakes. No returns or discounts possible in either of these cases. Thank you!
Tea Weight: 150 grams per cake
Ingredients: Yunnan Large leaf varietal fermented pu-erh
Produced by Menghai Tea Factory