2007 Organic Banzhang Tribute Pu-erh Tea Cake

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Not available
Sold in
Not available
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by TeaLam
Average preparation
Boiling 1 min, 15 sec

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

0 Want it Want it

1 Own it Own it

5 Tasting Notes View all

  • “I did start airing this out at home in my cupboard to see if I could get the weird odor to dissipate. From what I have read it isn't a good idea to store pu-erh in plastic anyway. It does seem...” Read full tasting note
    63
    amyoh2 2582 tasting notes
  • “I wanted to like this tea, because it was a free sample that I received with an order, however, I just couldn't. The dry leaves were very chopped and very tightly compressed. They had a typical...” Read full tasting note
    52
    TeaLam 15 tasting notes
  • “Brewed from a free sample from the vendor which was unfortunately too small of an amount for my larger ripe puerh yixing so I brewed this one in a gaiwan. The sample also contained a lot of dust...” Read full tasting note
    39
    JohnGrebe 224 tasting notes

From PuerhShop.com

The mission is simple but tough: the tea we want has to meet these requirements:

1. Organic 2. Imperial Grade 3. Menghai Leaves 4. Clean and clean 5. Great Taste 6. Low Price!

The tea brews a clear and ruby liquor with a satisfying, remarkably smooth taste, it is simply a great buy for its price and quality. You could brew it without rinsing, since it’s so clean.

  • Pu-erh tea cake
  • Typical weight: 357 gram
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Cooked or fermented
  • Premium class
  • Loose tea leaves
  • Caffeine: Moderate

About PuerhShop.com View company

Company description not available.

5 Tasting Notes

63
2582 tasting notes

I did start airing this out at home in my cupboard to see if I could get the weird odor to dissipate. From what I have read it isn’t a good idea to store pu-erh in plastic anyway. It does seem better than it did when I first tried it – I am upped the score a teeny bit today. This is not a world class pu-erh but it was very affordable and benefited greatly by a hot water rinse and short steeping times. I will probably finish the cake someday but will not be in a big hurry to do so. I think it needs more time to air out, frankly.

Mediocre pu-erh is just so sad…

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec
ScottTeaMan

Ceramic is probably a good way to store it…….even better bamboo or Yixing containers.

Indigobloom

Maybe you can trade it away…
I wonder what Iced pu-erh is like. Oh I’m not sure I wanna know!

TeaBrat

Scott – I just keep mine in the original paper wrapper/box or in a opened ziploc so at least it can get some air

IB – I’m keeping it! Maybe it will be a lot better in a few years. :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

52
15 tasting notes

I wanted to like this tea, because it was a free sample that I received with an order, however, I just couldn’t.

The dry leaves were very chopped and very tightly compressed. They had a typical pondy, off smell that one associates with shu-puerh. The tea soup was a deep ruddy-brown with the aroma of wood, chocolate, raisins, and sewage. Honestly the flavor was not bad: sweet chocolate flavor with notes of wood, wet leaf, and raisins; but right after I swallow heavy notes of pond water show up, making the tea taste incredibly…odd.

The ‘pondy’ taste remained through the 4th infusion. I couldn’t bring myself to drink anymore so I called it quits. I should also note that I don’t like the flavor of chocolate, which was heavy in this tea. On the other hand, the mouthfeel was incredibly smooth and thick. Full-bodied and very rich. There was also a minty-cool quality to the aftertaste. I just couldn’t get over the chocolatey-pondiness of it, but if you’re a fan of that then I guess this would be a good tea for you.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

39
224 tasting notes

Brewed from a free sample from the vendor which was unfortunately too small of an amount for my larger ripe puerh yixing so I brewed this one in a gaiwan. The sample also contained a lot of dust and crushed leaves which I am not sure is at the fault of the cake or the person who broke up the cake. Even though the vendor claimed that rinsing was not needed for this extra clean puerh I started out with a quick rinse anyway for consistency purposes. The first infusion was clean and very light with a slightly fresh minty taste to it; which I think I might have under brewed. The next infusion I brewed longer and it was still on the light side with some smoothness and a light taste that reminds me of being a bit like Liu Bao. Depending upon one’s overall preference Liu Bao either comes off a as a cleaner taste than most ripe puerh or as a more plain and boring taste. Personally I am not that fond of Liu Bao overall so unless you do or you are curious about it I would not recommend this cake to you. I’m guessing that it probably would have been possible to get 2-3 more infusions out of the leaves but I had no desire to drink more of it so there was no third infusion.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.