Place of Origin: Menghai, Yunnan
Vintage: 2008 Spring
Size: 100g per cake
Tea Varietal: Manghai Camellia sinensis var assamica
Harvest Time: Mid April
Flavor \taste note: Sweet, balanced, harmonious and mildly fruity
Dried leaves: Curl, thin and evenly in brownish auburn
Liquor: Red bright, like amber
Brewed Tea Leaves: Bright, fat in brownish auburn
Menghai "Gong Ting" literally means palace ripe Pu Er tea. Only by its name, you can understand the high standards on the Maocha. Ripe Pu Erh tea is made by fermentation of mold. A good management of fermentation is essential to get an ideal flavor of ripe Pu Erh tea.
The Gong Ting Ripe Pu Erh Tea cakes were made by Langhe Tea Factory, a veteran factory that is famous for making ripe Pu Erh in Menghai.They were made into 100g small cakes and round in shape. The Ripe Pu Erh tea cake can produce tea infusion with a pleasant scent like sun-dried Chinese dates. The flavor is sweet and mildly fruity. It gives a mellow mouth-feel and its delicate fruity flavor sublimes in the mouth.
2008 Gong Ting Ripe Puerh
5-8 gr per 150 ml boiling water, 1 rinse, 5-10 second infusions, up to 10 infusions