Denong Pu-erh Brick (2006 vintage - autumn harvest)

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Dates, Sweet, Wood
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Edit tea info Last updated by tiffanypicard
Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “I thought this one was delicious. Very smooth and sweet for a pu-erh tea, I steeped mine in the gaiwan for 30 – 60 seconds each time. The flavors are fruity, I definitely get the date flavor...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2816 tasting notes
  • “First pouring had a nice light but rich earthy tone with only the tiniest bit of the fishy taste. As in, I usually have a hard time with that aspect of pu’erhs but it made a nice touch in...” Read full tasting note
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    RumpusParable 304 tasting notes
  • “This is a really lovely tea. Unfortunately I didn’t take notes like I usually do when I try a new tea, so I can’t remember my exact impressions. However, I do remember being pleasantly...” Read full tasting note
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    tiffanypicard 15 tasting notes
  • “This is a quiet, mellow tea to my taste buds with gentle flavors of tobacco, earth, and citrus. It really does go well after a meal as suggested by Bana Tea. I’ve enjoyed the tea through...” Read full tasting note
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    javan 41 tasting notes

From Bana Tea Company

Type: Ripe (fermented) Pu-erh (Grades 4-6)
Production area: Menghai, Yunnan Province

Taste characteristics:
This tea, produced from small tea bushes, won the bronze medal at the Second China Yunnan Pu-erh Tea International Fair of 2007. The brew is rusty-red in color and exhibits a smooth earthy date flavor with a sweet aftertaste that is comforting and pleasing to the palate. It is best consumed after a meal.

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10 Tasting Notes

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2816 tasting notes

I thought this one was delicious. Very smooth and sweet for a pu-erh tea, I steeped mine in the gaiwan for 30 – 60 seconds each time.

The flavors are fruity, I definitely get the date flavor and aroma, or maybe raisin. The wet leaves are dark and smell of cocoa and the forest. A very rich and earthy cup. Bana gets my vote for some of the best pu-erhs I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. I was surprised this one did not do higher in the other ratings. I think maybe pu-erh is an acquired taste…

I needed something to revive me today and this is helping, very uplifting!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

So, if I get some sample packs of Puerh teas, you would recommend Bana?!
Do any other companies come to mind for Puerhs?

ashmanra

Scott, send your address and I will send a sample of loose osmanthus puerh from purepuer.com if you like. I want the little gift baskets of puerh tuo cha on the tea gifts page. Too cute!

TeaBrat

I do recommend Bana. Verdant also has sampler packs for puerh. And Red Blossom is great for loose leaf pu-erh but no samples.

ScottTeaMan

ash—I’ll PM you later. :))

Thanks Amy. :))

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304 tasting notes

First pouring had a nice light but rich earthy tone with only the tiniest bit of the fishy taste. As in, I usually have a hard time with that aspect of pu’erhs but it made a nice touch in this.

Second, basically the same but a little stronger.

I won’t go on. I’ll just say this is one I like.

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95
15 tasting notes

This is a really lovely tea. Unfortunately I didn’t take notes like I usually do when I try a new tea, so I can’t remember my exact impressions.

However, I do remember being pleasantly surprised by how smooth and sweet it was. It was very flavorful and rich, like with a strong walnut and maple syrup notes. There was just a tad bit of earthy mushroom flavor that complemented the sweetness as well. Another complex, rich treat from Bana Tea Co.

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41 tasting notes

This is a quiet, mellow tea to my taste buds with gentle flavors of tobacco, earth, and citrus. It really does go well after a meal as suggested by Bana Tea. I’ve enjoyed the tea through multiple steepings.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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291 tasting notes

I’m surprised I haven’t reviewed this yet. This was my first ripe Puer and probably the one I have the most experience brewing. And over the course of a couple of years as my brewing style has become more refined, I have learned to unlock the potential of this tea through Gongfu Cha. This review is a sipdown! :(

This time I am using a small round gongfu teapot. The first infusion is very smooth. The wet leaves smell like the forest floor during a heavy rain, when waters are pushing soil and leaves around, bringing up many earthy and leafy aromas. It also smells like sweet bread dough. The flavor by the second infusion is very sweet, the sweetest Shou Puer I’ve had. It’s subtle in comparison to the sweetness of some other styles of tea like white or oolong can be, but there’s a sweetness that lingers in the mouth and is quite sugary. It makes me salivate. The taste is like dates with an earthy backdrop. There are some mild wood flavors as well, hints of molasses. The third infusion really draws out more sweetness and is truly rich, especially as the tea cools.

This is an especially enjoyable ripe Puer. I may end up purchasing more of this.

Flavors: Dates, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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862 tasting notes

Wonderful night session!
15 second steeps x 8
I will be continuing tomorrow morning with this tea.
Dark, yet smooth, taste guaranteeing the flavor of ripe pu’erh.

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85
18 tasting notes

Wow. This is delicious. Rich deep dark flavors. When I drink this I am reminded of an old book. And I like that.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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3 tasting notes

Got a buzz after drinking; don’t plan on going anywhere.

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