2004 Menghai Superior Grade

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  • “I'm finally beginning to understand what is meant by a tea having a "strong cha 'Qi'". I'm normally a pretty thorough rationalist so talk of a tea's qi just makes me roll my eyes. However, I'm...” Read full tasting note
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    Carolyn 224 tasting notes
  • “Sad to see this tea go, I am grateful to be embraced by its intense warm energy one last time. Soft, soothing, warm and buzzing. This is a fine puerh in my book. Rich, balanced, and with a...” Read full tasting note
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An authentic CNNP (China National Native Produce and Animal By-products Imp. And Exp. Corp.) product. This is a top choice for a great Pu-erh, made with superior grade tea leaves in Menghai.

With strong cha ‘Qi’, the taste is smooth, sweet, and full of refined honey fragrance and penetrating aroma. The leaves are vibrant and even after being infused multiple times still deliver a nice tasty golden liquor. Needless to say it has a great aging potential.

It is a sin to produce teas that taste so good young. This cake tea came from a private reserve. You could not get it in local Yunnan market anymore! Enjoy this pleasure filled 2004 tea over the next decade!

  • Pu-erh Tea Cake 2 oz
  • Vintage 2004 unfermented or green
  • Premium class
  • Loose tea leaves
  • Caffeine: Moderate

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I’m finally beginning to understand what is meant by a tea having a “strong cha ‘Qi’”. I’m normally a pretty thorough rationalist so talk of a tea’s qi just makes me roll my eyes. However, I’m beginning to see that something real is meant. The tea brings a great sense of relaxation, sensuality and feeling of happiness and well-being as I resteep and drink it. I think I understand why PeteG is able to drink puerhs at night without harming his sleep. Perhaps I could with this tea as well.

As I move through the steepings and re-steepings of this tea it develops a sweet, fruity, slightly floral taste. There is a tiny bit of sharpness with a note of resin as well. It has fragrance notes of apricot and lychee and sweet honey. Very nice tea.

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Angrboda

Aww this sounds yummy with the fruity notes!

takgoti

This sounds so different from pu-erhs I’m accustomed to. I’m going to have to seek out some uncooked stuff. [That’s what this is, right?]

Carolyn

It is quite nice. My favorite is still the Imperial Concubine Aroma puerh but this one is quite delicious. The big difference between this one and the Imperial Concubine is in the relaxing quality this tea has. I’m going to keep this in mind as I head back to work next week and have to deal with stress.

Carolyn

@takgoti Yes, it is labeled as “raw” or “sheng”. My plan is to send you some of the Imperial Concubine Aroma when the large beeng I ordered comes from puerhshop.com in a few days.

takgoti

@Carolyn ♥.

Peggie Bennett

I’m really loving these pu-erhs! I’m resisting going to puerhshop.com though for fear of going broke.

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Sad to see this tea go, I am grateful to be embraced by its intense warm energy one last time. Soft, soothing, warm and buzzing. This is a fine puerh in my book. Rich, balanced, and with a multicolor display of flavor and nuance. Today, I’m riffing on an intense tropical vanilla scent. It’s juicy, but finishes with a clean, herbal bite that makes it satisfying, quenching, and demanding of another sip. Worthy of the price, I just wish it weren’t so.

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