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Large Tribute Ripe Pu-erh Brick

Large Tribute Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

2004 vintage - spring harvest

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average rating 93%
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Weight: 250 grams (8.82 oz.)
Type: Ripe Pu-erh (fermented)
Grade: 1-3
Production area: Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Taste characteristics:
With the color of the burgundy wine, this 15-year-old ripe Pu-erh offers a clean and smooth mouthfeel with a hint of Chinese herbal aftertaste. At about the fourth infusion, a sweetness emerges that gives rise to a nice finish in the throat (hou yun). Given its current development, this tea has the potential to become an excellent ripe Pu-erh in time. Not to miss the opportunity of such good tea at an affordable price.

for a 250 gram brick (8.82 oz.)


2 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%
Sure beats Starbucks!! 09/13/2018
By DF New Canaan
First, a confession: I'm wary of writing too good a review and seeing the stocks of this tea disappear. Fortunately, I've already laid in some reserves. I've been buying the 2004 Large Tribute Brick steadily for about 4 years, and it has never disappointed me.

This is a great value tea. At $46 for 250 grams, you are not likely to find a better price / quality relationship.

No tea can be a value based on cost alone; it has to smell and taste great. And this tea does. It has an earthy aroma, like a forest after a rainstorm. The mouthfeel is full bodied and very smooth; never any bitterness or harshness. The flavor can be slightly sweet or have hints of wild mushroom, depending on how long you steep it.

I take this in the car with me to drink en route to work, and often find myself commenting out loud, "D*** that's good!"

Get it while you still can.
average rating 100%
My Favorite 05/14/2019
By Barbara Mofield

After trying several Bana ripe pu-erh teas, I have settled on this as my favorite. I love the dark, rich, earthiness without a trace of bitterness. It holds its earthy flavor through multiple brews and leaves a satisfying finish that lingers in the throat. I've nearly given up coffee as I find this tea just as satisfying. There is a slight lift from the caffeine, but not so much that I hesitate to have a cup before bed and I never get an acid stomach from drinking it as I sometimes do with coffee.

Our responseI am glad you enjoy the attributes the Large Tribute Ripe Pu-erh Brick has to offer. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences.
average rating 100%
Great tea 07/02/2019
By Laura Commers
I love trying different pu- erhs. This has become one of my favorites. I definitely would buy another brick.
Our responseThank you. This brick is one of our best sellers.