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 true 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, very sweet, with a hint of roasted plum and black cherry. Note how clear the liquor is even on the first steeping, indicating high quality of shu puerh tea. Each steeping is naturally sweet otherwise known as "huigan", and it gets sweeter with each subsequent steeping. 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 the best, sets 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.