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2016 Commemorative Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

2016 vintage spring harvest

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Type: Ripe (fermented) Pu'erh (grade: 1-3)
Production area: Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Taste characteristics: What sets this ripe Pu-erh apart from other ripe Pu-erh is that this tea uses leaves from the arbor trees grown in high mountains, requiring no spraying of harmful chemicals. In addition, this tea is fermented using the traditional method, which will enhance the future aging of the tea. The result of the above factors is a tea that is bold, full-bodied, and rich. Enjoy the aftertaste that lingers in your mouth for an extended period of time after each sip.
for a 100 gram cake

Use 5g of leaves (or one piece of mini tuo cha) per 6 ounces of water. Rinse the leaves 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:

average rating 80%
Great Taste, High Energy for Me 02/22/2022
By Woody W.
Love the flavor of this pu-erh. Sometimes I brew it and the cooling mint flavor dominates, other times it is a deep, dark sweetness. I guess that is what I like about the tea, it has a big and complex flavor.

I do have to say this, in my body the tea is high energy and slightly uncomfortable when I use my normal amount of tea (by eyeball method, not precise). So this is not a daily tea for me because I prefer lower energy/caffeine/whatever tea for daily drinking. When I want amazing flavor, I brew this!

Our responseThank you for the detailed description of your experience with this tea. I am sure others will find it helpful.
average rating 100%
High Quality Ripe 09/14/2021
By Scott Bond
This ripe puerh cake from 2016 is the second of the two cakes rolled out by Denong an an introduction to the US market. This ripe puerh is from high quality material and processed expertly creating a wonderful tea. This puerh has been aging for several years and it has developed into a rich, smooth and medicinal ripe. Brews up dark and very aromatic. A very clean and calming tea in the body. Highly recommend this tea.
Our responseThank you, Scott. The tea is one of my favorite ripe pu-erh.
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High Quality Ripe 09/16/2021
By Scott Bond
This ripe puerh from 2016 is a very smooth, rich and aromatic puerh. In just a short amount of time, the tea has become a favorite for it's mild Chinese medicine flavors and calm, easy presence/feeling in the body. This puerh will continue to age extremely well due to high quality materials and clean and expert processing. It would be an excellent addition to any collection for further aging or for drinking now.
average rating 80%
Mellow and easy tasting 10/10/2019
By Neal Perrin
Enjoy this ripe very much mellow and easy to drink first impression was of semi sweet dark chocolate. Enjoyed this one slot again love Bana variety.
Our responseThanks so much for your continued support of our teas
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Pu-erh Tea 09/02/2022
By Lyn Lowry
Your teas are wonderful, and my sister especially likes your ripe pu-erh. Thank you!
Our responseThank you for taking the time to let us know your kind feedback. We appreciate it very much.