Take a flight to the one of the most Famous Tea Factories: Menghai! Taste a curated selection of samples from Menghai "Special Release" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cakes and develop an appreciation for the distinct aroma, flavor and mouthfeel of these amazing teas.
Pu-erh tea is made from Yunnan large-leaf varietal of Camellia Sinensis. It is typically processed into compressed cakes, bricks and tuos. Pu-erh is particularly special because it can be aged for decades or longer, always changing and (in most cases) developing more depth and texture. Ripe Pu-erh (熟茶) is fermented during a 40-50 day period under-going a mellowing process that changes the tea into something dark red-brown in color.
Menghai Tea Factory was founded in 1940 and is located in Menghai County, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. Menghai Tea Factory is credited as being one of the first two factories to make ripe pu-erh tea.
Here's the 5 teas that you'll get in this sampler!
25 grams - 2007 Menghai Yue Chen Yue Xiang Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake
25 grams - 2008 Menghai Qi Zi Zhi Ge Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake
25 grams - 2011 Menghai "Xin Hai Bai Nian" Premium Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake
25 grams - 2011 Menghai "Jade Dew" Premium Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake