2016 Menghai Tea Factory Teas
"Yue Chen Yue Xiang" means "The Older, the More Aromatic". This is the first thing that I ever learned about Pu-erh tea. In 1996 I went to the candies and tea market behind the Kunhu Fandian in Kunming just north-north-west of railway station. It was here that I first saw Pu-erh tea (and drank some too)
"66 Da Shun" (lit 66 The Big Smooth) is a blend of semi-aged ripe pu-erh tea expertly wet piled by the foremost wet piling operation in the world! Menghai Tea Factory with decades of experience in "wo dui" (wet piling) has perfected the technique.
This is the one of the highest grade premium ripe tea recipe released by Menghai tea factory! The 0532 recipe ripe cake is composed of an average of Grade 3 ripened tea leaves. The cake is full of small leaves and fermented buds, but balanced with slightly larger leaves to create a rounded flavor.
"Yun Shui Zhen" (lit Cloud Water Pinnacle) is a new recipe from Da Yi for 2016. It's one of the few raw pu-erhs they have created that really got me excited. It's got the classic Da Yi strength and mouth-feel, but without being harsh. Menghai tea factory used a blend of semi-aged Menghai area Assamica mao cha to create this lovely cake.
Ba Ji Pu Bing means "Grade 8 Ripe Cake" and is a blend of fermented Menghai material, pressed lightly to allow for faster post-fermentation. The taste is incredibly smooth with a camphor sweet and spicy finish.
Classic 1974 Ripe Pu-erh recipe! This is an average blend of 5th grade material that was fermented last year, so the cake does not have that just fermented taste, rather it has already mellowed a bit.
Hui Zhi Yun is a new recipe for 2016 from Menghai Tea Factory. Ripe pu-erh leaves aged 1 to 3 years blended together to create a robust taste with some bitterness up front and and sweet nutty after-taste.
"Chen Xiang Ya Yun" means Aged Aroma Elegance! This is a one time recipe from Menghai Tea Factory that is a blend of 5 years and older aged ripe pu-erh tea. This is a good chance to purchase one of Menghai Tea Factory's famous signature ripe pu-erhs with slightly aged feel to it.
This is a tippy ripe blend to celebrate the Year of the Monkey 2016. Sun Wu Kong is the mythical Monkey King, the story of which is told in the famous novel "Journey to the West". Sun Wu Kong is celebrated here with this wonderful mini cake in a lovely wrapper!