2011 Menghai ‘8592’ Ripe Puerh Tea Cake
£1.85 – £21.50
A classic recipe. Deep, bold with a creamy Menghai sweetness and cocoa notes.
Personally, my favorite four numbers in Ripe Puerh tea. Resting in humid Guangdong dry storage 2011-2017 these cakes have been given time to mature. The result is a very smooth texture. A deep perfume, milky cocoa aroma very noticeable on the rinse. The taste is signature Menghai creaminess with deep base notes of cocoa. An excellent choice for a daily drinking ripe. Batch 301.
8592 unlocking the code:
In the Pre privatisation days the Menghai Tea Factory AKA (Dayi/TaeTea) was part of the CNNP group of national tea factories. All tea recipes under this group were not given names, just a code. The code may seem boring and uninteresting but it will actually give you an in depth idea about the tea cake!
85 signifies the year this recipe was first released
9 signifies the average grade of leaves (Puerh grades from 1-9, 1 being tippy buds through to 9 big course leaves)
2 signifies the factory / The government owned Menghai factory was number 2.
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