Black Beauty Meng Hai Imperial Ripe Puer

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Dark Chocolate, Sweet, Wet Earth, Wet Wood, Coffee, Earth
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 oz / 90 ml

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  • “Got this as part of the traveling sheng box. I started by heating the yixing with near boiling water. Putting the dry leaf in , I got a fairly intense chocolate and wet earth smell, also a bit of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “- good daily drinker when the rain starts. No prominent aromas but a nice huigan can occour after a while. Also probably a good and clean bridge Shou for Coffee-people.” Read full tasting note
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  • “Been on a sheng kick, so choosing to pull this out over the weekend was a bit of an unexpected decision. The material is very small and has no immediate noticeable aroma. I skipped the rinse and...” Read full tasting note

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Our Black Beauty Gong Ting ripe Puer is made of imperial grade tips that give it a more delicate, sweet quality. In this case, the tea has been able to age beyond what you would expect of a typical ripe Puer in the same amount of time.

Clean and smooth, this is a ripe Puer that can be enjoyed from the first infusion, without the need of a “wake-up” rinse. An excellent choice for an affordable, everyday drinker.

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Got this as part of the traveling sheng box. I started by heating the yixing with near boiling water. Putting the dry leaf in , I got a fairly intense chocolate and wet earth smell, also a bit of fermented aroma that you sometimes get with ripe puerh that hasnt come down a bit yet.

After a quick rinse, and just one as the tea seems very clean and didnt need more than one. The chocolate aroma became more like dark sweet chocolate and less like baking chocolate. Also wet wood and maybe caramel or dark fruit.

Tasting the first brew it was all chocolate, wet earth and wet wood. Nice but seems like a year or two in a dry climate would mellow this tea considerably and make it truly nice. Also its very sweet and quite nice as an after dinner tea to help in digestion.

Second brew was much the same although the wetness is coming down just a little at this point for more of a dark sweet flavor. Much nicer this brew, possibly 2 rinses could have helped this.

I have a feeling this is going to brew out many brews as the tea liqour is quite dark and thick, which tends to indicate a strong long brewer. This tea is really perfect with desert or after dinner to aid digestion.

Recommended.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Sweet, Wet Earth, Wet Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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- good daily drinker when the rain starts.
No prominent aromas but a nice huigan can occour after a while.
Also probably a good and clean bridge Shou for Coffee-people.

Flavors: Coffee, Earth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Been on a sheng kick, so choosing to pull this out over the weekend was a bit of an unexpected decision. The material is very small and has no immediate noticeable aroma. I skipped the rinse and poured just boiled water over the leaves from height for a flash steep.

The liquor was dark right from the start, and a bit of a dusty aroma escaped from the leaves. The flavor was a bit like coffee with some sweetness. Very clean-tasting. In the next steep, the liquor darkened even more, the sweetness became more distinct and the flavor more like dark chocolate.

Enjoyed this for several infusions. A nice contrast to my usual selections as of late!

Flavors: Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Sweet

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