2005 CNNP 1938 Anniversary Premium Ripe Pu-erh

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Dates, Sweet, Chocolate, Earth, Camphor
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 5 oz / 160 ml

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  • “This is a rich tasting sweet ripe puerh. There was almost no earthy flavor left at all. This tea may have been only lightly fermented because it has nearly fully cleared. In fact the only tea I...” Read full tasting note
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    AllanK 1507 tasting notes
  • “This tea is very different from your average ripe. It tastes strongly like bread dough. And I mean that in a good way. The fermentation is kind of on the light side, but the flavor is good, earthy...” Read full tasting note
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    RichD 206 tasting notes
  • “A dark & beautiful dense cake whose appearance reminds me of those dense & dark fruit cakes my mom used to make during the HoliDaze. Sweet & mellow, the flavor is very balanced &...” Read full tasting note
    terri-harplady 3253 tasting notes
  • “A really lovely ripe pu-erh. Nothing is out of place, the flavors are deep and clean, and the impression for me is of a cake that was well made from good materials. Very pleasant tea.” Read full tasting note
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    javan 41 tasting notes

From Yunnan Sourcing

2005 CNNP 1938 Anniversary Premium Ripe 357g
A 2005 production from China Tuhsu Yunnan Import and Export Company, the original state-owned enterprise that was opened in 1938. This is one of two commemorative cakes celebrating that founding. A premium blend of Ripened Pu-erh has been fermented and blended in the traditional manner. The material for this cake is entirely Menghai spring tea, fermented in the summer and pressed in the early fall of 2005.

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7 Tasting Notes

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1507 tasting notes

This is a rich tasting sweet ripe puerh. There was almost no earthy flavor left at all. This tea may have been only lightly fermented because it has nearly fully cleared. In fact the only tea I have drank with less fermentation flavor is the 2008 Song of Chi Tse. I added a very small amount of sugar to this tea and was rewarded with an intense dates flavor. I think the flavor was there underneath but just needed some sugar to bring it out. Perhaps plums would be just as accurate a description. In any case this tea is so good I am tempted to buy another bing if it is still available the next time Yunnan Sourcing runs a sale.

I steeped this tea eight times in a 120ml gaiwan with 9g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec. If I didn’t want to stop to make something iced I’d say I could have gotten another four or five steeps out of this at least.

Flavors: Dates, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
Lion

Was the 10 minute rest intentional? I’ve never heard of doing that before.

AllanK

In theory you should give it a longer rest to let the tea leaves open up but I give it ten minutes because I am impatient. I think an hour would be ideal but I never want to wait that long for my tea.

Tealizzy

Ha! I went to wishlist it, but I already had! Sounds delicious!

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206 tasting notes

This tea is very different from your average ripe. It tastes strongly like bread dough. And I mean that in a good way. The fermentation is kind of on the light side, but the flavor is good, earthy and sweet, and packs a pretty good caffeine punch. A very interesting one to sample, though I’m not sure I’d want to drink it regularly myself.

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3253 tasting notes

A dark & beautiful dense cake whose appearance reminds me of those dense & dark fruit cakes my mom used to make during the HoliDaze. Sweet & mellow, the flavor is very balanced & makes me smile. Dark fruits, a touch of blackstrap molasses, & a whole wheat kind of breadiness, making me think of the Boston Brown Bread I used to bake.

boychik

NomNomNom

mrmopar

+1 bc…

Stephanie

Sounds yum

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41 tasting notes

A really lovely ripe pu-erh. Nothing is out of place, the flavors are deep and clean, and the impression for me is of a cake that was well made from good materials. Very pleasant tea.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 7 OZ / 220 ML

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52 tasting notes

This cake has a deeply satisfying quality about it. I can see it becoming a favourite among those who like a rich-tasting pu’er with lots of sweetness, without the off-tastes. Sometimes, it takes a while for a ripe cake to air out before being ready for consumption. This is hardly the case with this 1938, though just to be on the safe side, you may want – See more at: http://universotea.com/content/2005-cnnp-lucky-brand-1938-prime-grade?ovr=1#sthash.BDTd6KB0.dpuf

Flavors: Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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301 tasting notes

Quite pleased with this tea. The leaf brews a smooth soup and returns a thick mouth-feel with a quick sweet, earthy aftertaste. Overall, this tea offers a tasty, sweet, dark brew with a little spiciness and is a solid choice for everyday enjoyment.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 125 ML
awilsondc

I’m a big fan of this one as well!

DigniTea

Yes I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Not sure what I was expecting but I found it to be a very tasty shou!

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41 tasting notes

I first tried this tea as a sample on the summit of a mountain after a nice hike with a friend. I was very impressed! Soft earthy flavor, but not overpowering, with a similar scent that fills the nose as you drink, hints of chocolate with smooth finish and delightful cooling sensation left behind in the aftertaste. I liked it enough I bought a cake from a private dealer when I got home and have been enjoying it every week or two since.

Flavors: Camphor, Earth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 6 OZ / 185 ML

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