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Enchantment of Ancient Trees Ripe Pu-erh
Enchantment of Ancient Trees Ripe Pu-erh
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Enchantment of Ancient Trees Ripe Pu-erh

2018 vintage spring harvest

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Type: Ripe (fermented) Pu'erh (grade: 1-3)
Production area: Bulang Mountain, Menghai County, Yunnan Province

It is not often that ripe Pu-erh engenders a high degree of excitement but this one is definitely an exception: Thick, dense, bold and so delicious. This tea is made from ancient trees that are around 300 years old.  The leaves have been fermented using the local mountain spring water.  After the fermentation process completed, the tea was further stored for three years to stabilize its overall quality.

Premium leave source, perfect fermentation process, and good post-fermentation care are key ingredients for a good ripe Pu-erh.  This tea has it all.  As Master Chan advised Linda Louie, “I believe The Enchantment of Ancient Trees will be the best ripe pu-erh you will have come across in recent years.”

Enchantment of Ancient Trees - 100 gram (3.5 oz) cake $67.00 Enchantment of Ancient Trees - seven cake tong $445.00

Use 5-6g of leaves per 6 ounces of water. Rinse the leaves twice with boiling water (212 degree F) and discard the water. Start steeping according to the recommended steeping times below:


1 sec.
1st BREW
10 sec.
2nd BREW
5 sec.
3rd BREW
10 sec.
4th BREW
20 sec.
5th BREW
30 sec.
6th BREW
40 sec.
7th BREW
1 min.
8th BREW
2 min.
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Customer Comments:

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Rich flavor 07/18/2021
By Sara K.
This tea has a bold, complex flavor (I almost want to describe it as having a 'metallic tang' but that sounds bad and I don't mean that in a bad way). It smooths out after a few brews into a less complex, more soothing flavor. I like that the flavor changes so much over the brews, it adds variety. I can tell that I need to drink this tea more to fully appreciate it.
Our responseThank you for your nice review and high mark.
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Love this tea 07/04/2023
By snap shiver
Bana has definitely spoiled me. I never knew Tea could taste so good. All the different types of tea I've bought from Bana have been Superb and this is another good one.
Someone mention a fishy oder. The way to get rid of it is to dump the first brew out and rinse the leaves afterwards. The smell comes from the fermenting process not fish.

Our responseThank you so much for your kind words and quality endorsement - it means a lot to us.
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Interesting as I went on 03/12/2019
By Sabotis
First few recommended infusions 1-3 had a "seafood market" smell not that off putting but it was there. As the infusions went on 4 or more there was less of that market Nose. Taste was surprisingly clean Rich and earthy with a slight medicinal finish. Cake Label was embedded in the cake posed some challenges.
Our responseCake label is called the "inner ticket." It is to be embedded in the cake as a way to authenticate the tea cake. Glad you enjoyed the taste of this tea.
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Novice 08/22/2020
By Mary
I am a novice and this is my first pu-era tea! I almost expected it to be unpleasant because of what someone had told me about their experience. So imagine my surprise when I fell in love! I loved this bold, earthy taste and the smell is a whole separate thing. I am very happy with my first choice!
Our responsePu-erh comes in a range of qualities. We are so glad you were pleasantly surprised with the quality of our tea.
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excellent tea 04/17/2019
By seth berg
I am saving my 5 star review for a tea I haven't yet discovered that is the best ever; so this tea gets 4 stars. This tea has no flaws, it's extremely smooth and has a nice deep rich taste. None of the flavors are especially interesting, but it is well balanced with no off tastes. Worth the price.
Our responseHi Seth, this is as good a review as I can get from you because you are such a discerning pu-erh drinker. I believe this tea will grow more interesting as the years pass. Thank for your review.
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My Favorite Tea So Far! 01/08/2020
By Shelley Oram
Enchantment is the word for this delicious tea! It is full bodied yet delicately flavored with complex undertones. The rich lingering after taste doubles the enjoyment. Just the aroma of this deep red tea makes me swoon. I look forward to this tea all day!
Our responseI let Master Chan know about your comments. He was very pleased.
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Good Tea 07/01/2023
By snap shiver
Unfortunately or maybe fortunately, Bana has spoiled me. I can never go back to drinking the tea I used to drink. My experience with this tea has taught me what really good tea is supposed to taste like.
Our responseYou nailed it. The tea journey is a one-way street. Once you know what is good, it is hard to go back to the not-so-good. :)
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Lovely and Long Lasting 01/06/2020
By Jennifer D
This tea, which I purchased a year ago, is quite lovely, and once I got proportions right for my small yixing teapot, it continued to be lovely through the 8th steeping. Thank you!
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Enchanting leaves 05/21/2020
By john Kokko
This tea is aptly and elegantly named. It enchants you and entices you. It’s one of the best tasting Shou puerh teas. Clean, malty, deep and complex. Can’t go wrong with this !
Our responseThank you, John, for the nice review--it speaks a thousand words.
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Agree with everyone else 02/22/2022
By Woody W.
An amazing, warming (not much hui gan for me, which I like in some teas like this one), pleasant in the body tea. Drinking this tea each morning puts a smile on my face!
Our responseThank you and keep on smiling!
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Best Puer 10/03/2019
By Patricia Farnham
Very clean tasting, refreshing, ripe purr. A little difficult to start breaking apart. Multiple brews. Delicious.
Website easy to follow & delivery was swift.

Our responseThank you for the nice review and the kind words about our website and service.
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Time Warp 10/01/2019
By Neal Perrin
As good as this puerh is now I can only imagine how great it will be in 5 and 10 years. Wish I could do a time Warp into the future. Enjoy this puerh very much.
Our responseIt can only get better. :)
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High-Quality Tea 09/14/2021
By Maryann
This is yet another top-notch tea offering from Linda Louie. I truly enjoy drinking this tea . . . it makes my day, every day!
Our responseThank you so much for the kind words.
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Enchantment of Ancient Trees 04/15/2019
By Sharon Lovelace
Excellent and fast service. Beautiful Enchantment tea in lovely packaging.

Thank you

Our responseThank you for your nice review.
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Enchantment of Ancient Teas 05/21/2020
By Sandra Luedtke
I have been enjoying the Ancient Tea daily and highly recommend it.
Our responseThat's great!
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Great sampler 11/14/2018
By Melissa Karthauser
I am saving this for a gift, but the fragrance is incredible.
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Tea purchase 03/13/2019
By Vickie Tomlinson
Very good tea. I'm glad I purchased it.
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Wonderful 09/13/2018
By John Thomas
A delightful sho pu-erh