Award-winning Vintage 2004 Menghai Bliss Shu Pu-erh Tea
A gold-medal award winner in the 2019 Global Tea Championship competition, this delicious 18 year-old shu/ripened pu-erh tea hails from Menghai by the prestigious producer Bliss Puerh Tea Company. This tea has the charm of the original "Menghai flavor" that pu-erh tea connoisseurs love, and delivers the classic Menghai ripened pu-erh "buzz". It has very little earthy taste, is very smooth, full-bodied, pleasant mouthfeel and texture, with a hint of roasted plum and black cherry. You smell the sweetness in the aroma, and the sweetness of each brewing from beginning to the very end, plus the clear liquor at the first brewing, an indication of high quality shu puerh tea. Note how sweet this tea is, naturally sweet even after 20 steepings. When there are so many aged shu puerh teas on the market neither fake or non-naturally processed nor taste muddy and unpleasant, this tea is absolutely one of the best, can be regarded as the gold standard for shu puerh tea.
The tea cake weighs 357g.
Origin: Menghai, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: Spring 2004
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaves)
Caffeine level: Low
It has very little earthy taste, is very smooth and naturally sweet, with a hint of roasted plum and black cherry and it gets sweeter with each steeping.
210oF, 5g for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, 15s to 30s, up to 12 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
It is recommend to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of the tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.