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Simply Classic Ripe Pu-erh Brick - 200g ripe pu-erh

Simply Classic Ripe Pu-erh Brick - 200g Ripe Pu-erh Tea

2013 vintage - spring harvest

Average rating:
average rating 91%
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Weight: 200 grams (7 oz.)
Type: Ripe Pu-erh (fermented)
Grade: 2-3
Production area: Bulang Mountain, Menghai County, Yunnan Province

Taste characteristics:
I named this tea Simply Classic because this tea is made using the traditional pu-erh processing and fermentation method and packaged using the natural material of bamboo shoot leaves. Clean and warming, this tea also possesses a woody and warm chestnut flavor. If you enjoy ripe pu-erh on a daily basis, this tea will be an excellent choice because of its quality and good value.
for a 200 gram brick

Use 5-6g of leaves per 6 ounces of water. Quickly rinse the leaves twice with boiling water (212 F) and discard the water. Start steeping according to the recommended steeping time below.


1 sec.
1st BREW
10 sec.
2nd BREW
10 sec.
3rd BREW
15 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 100%
A very good surprise... 06/01/2020
By Beverly Maynard
I had been drinking coffee regularly and thought this tea might be an interesting alternative on occasion. Much to my surprise, I quickly acquired a fondness for it and now I rarely drink coffee. Very big surprise indeed! In fact I love having 3 or 4 cups throughout my morning and afternoon sometimes and appreciate how each be brew of the same leaves is a somewhat different from the last and yet consistently delicious! My body seems to ask for this tea now and I welcome the health benefits that I believe it can have. The simple quick way to brew the tea is a pleasure too, part of my tea time pleasure. Thanks to Lisa See’s book, The Teagirl of Hummingbird Lane” I was very intrigued and I’m so glad she recommended Bana Tea!!! Thank you
Our responseThank you, Beverly, that pu-erh tea now is part of your daily routine.
average rating 80%
The Classic 11/03/2020
By Beena R
My family was introduced to Pu’er tea on a trip to Yunnan province a few years ago. We brought back a lot of tea with us and when that got over, I started looking around for a source in the US. Found Bana tea company through Lisa See’s wonderful book and recently ordered a sampler pack of different teas and this one came closest to what I had in Kunming. The Simply Classic is a very good tea and I would recommend it highly and will definitely buy it again.
Our responseThank you for your trust and the nice review. We appreciate it.
average rating 60%
A solid everyday drinker 08/12/2020
By Bronson Dowd
This is a pretty nice cake and definitely a solid deal for the price. It is not the most complex of pu-erhs, with consistent woody notes across most brews that are almost reminiscent of rooibos. I like the flavor for sure, but it doesn't go on any of the wild detours in taste from brew to brew that I really love in a ripe pu-erh.
Our responseThank you for your honest and thoughtful review.
average rating 100%
Lovely tea 04/07/2020
By Joan Powers
I love my ripe Pu-erh tea brick. It's a little ritual that adds to the whole process of drinking tea. The rich dark red color repeats up to three potfuls and then becomes an amber elixir. I drink it hot and cold. Wonderful.

Our responseSo glad you like it.
average rating 100%
amazing 07/02/2018
By S. marie Sargent
Not only is my silver hair now growing in dark, I have a great sense of well being. This has been a major surprise as I am 81 years old. M. Sargent