8 Years Aged "Menghai Grade 3" Ripe Loose Leaf Pu-erh Tea


Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop

This is from a small Menghai area tea factory where tea from all over Menghai county in Xishuangbanna (Bu Lang, Ba Da, Nan Nuo and other areas) underwent 46 days of wet piling (wo dui) to transform it in to a lovely ripe pu-erh.

Tea was aged in Menghai and Kunming since 2012 and now after losing it's "wo dui" taste (freshly wet piled aka composted) brews up a clear burgundy red tea soup.  The taste is that of dried fruit, chocolate bitter, and wood, with a sweetness in the after-taste.

Tea is Grade 3 size tea leaves (neither big nor small).  An enjoyable and accessible ripe pu-erh tea that's great to drink now, but will continue to improve with further storage.