Menghai 2009 "Zi Yun" Ripe Pu-erh tea

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Pu-erh Tea
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Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 3 oz / 88 ml

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  • “I decided to break this one out this morning, it's been such a long time since I've had it. Last night's networking event was definitely fun and I'm not used to drinking wine so this morning I have...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2586 tasting notes
  • “I brewed this in the Gaiwan today. This is a very strong Pu-erh. The first steeping was somewhat fishy. I know I should rinse it. When I doused the leaves with boiling water for the second...” Read full tasting note
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    chasmargate 294 tasting notes
  • “wow this little cake has blown my mind! i got 7 infusions from it before it finally gave up. smooth in all aspects one i will purchase again. the only downfall is about 20 us for 100 gram cake.” Read full tasting note
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    mrmopar 215 tasting notes
  • “This tea has a very smooth almost creamy and sweet richness to it with the classic "Menghai scent" notes as one would expect for any Menghai ripe puerh. A very wonderful example quality ripe puerh...” Read full tasting note
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    JohnGrebe 224 tasting notes

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This is the one of the highest grade premium ripe teas released by Menghai tea factory for the year 2009! It is also the first release of this mini iron cake which is called “Purple Rhyme” (Zi Yun 紫韵). This is similar to the “Hong Yun” mini cake released in 2008, but slightly lighter fermentation.

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 3 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.

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7 Tasting Notes

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2586 tasting notes

I decided to break this one out this morning, it’s been such a long time since I’ve had it. Last night’s networking event was definitely fun and I’m not used to drinking wine so this morning I have a bit of a headache. It’s the shu puerh to the rescue…. cures all ills.

This tea has a bit of fermentation smell still left in it but when you steep it up it’s just so smooth with a date like sweetness and notes of coffee and chocolate. I already feel it reviving me… yay

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML
boychik

sounds amazing. i need to revisit

Terri HarpLady

I’m pretty sure I have some of this one in the archives…

mrmopar

It’s a good one.

JC

Sounds like another Shou to try!

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294 tasting notes

I brewed this in the Gaiwan today. This is a very strong Pu-erh. The first steeping was somewhat fishy. I know I should rinse it. When I doused the leaves with boiling water for the second steeping the liquid becomes quite dark quickly. The fishiness is gone and the liquid is very robust even after a short steep. Flavors that I envision are old leather chairs in an old building with dark wood. To those who like Shu, you will love this. This is not for beginners. My GF would say it tastes like Chinese medicine. Well, maybe centuries ago this was.

TeaBrat

that sounds good, I got out of the pu-erh habit recently only because I like to take my time with them…

Charles Thomas Draper

You can always leave some for later….

TeaBrat

I should bring some to work with me, I drank my cheap pu-erh in teabags today… i have much better stuff. lol

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215 tasting notes

wow this little cake has blown my mind! i got 7 infusions from it before it finally gave up. smooth in all aspects one i will purchase again. the only downfall is about 20 us for 100 gram cake.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec
humblemumble84

This is a favorite of mine

mrmopar

no doubt it is a special cke for sure!

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224 tasting notes

This tea has a very smooth almost creamy and sweet richness to it with the classic “Menghai scent” notes as one would expect for any Menghai ripe puerh. A very wonderful example quality ripe puerh at its best with a light silky texture in a sweet mellow taste. Just be careful about using too little leaves the first time I brewed it I did and it came out a bit plain tasting and disappointing but the fault was mine and not the tea.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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Little Yellow Teapot

I receive samples and review them. ’Nuff said. TOOOT!

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