Type: Ripe Pu-erh (fermented) loose leaf Grade: 3 & 4 Production area: Menghai, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province
Taste characteristics: "Tang Xiang" translates to mean "sugar scent or "sweet fragrance." The incredibly clean aged ripe Pu-erh offers a thick, yet very silky and smooth, mouthfeel. The flavors are multi-dimensional, depending on the water temperature. When brewed with boiling water, the tea is rich, dark, and warm. Using water with lower temperature, the "tien" (meaning sweetness) starts to emerge, along with many other flavors. What is remarkable about this tea is that in addition to the "tien" (sweet), there is definitely the "gan" (cooling sensation) that coats the entire mouth and throat, giving rise to a very relaxing and mouth watering experience.
The superb quality of this tea suggests high quality base leaves used for this tea. Without a doubt, this is a rare find. To quote my tea master with only slight exaggeration, "This is a tea that is worth mortgaging your house for."
Anytime enjoyment!07/15/2019 ByPatrick Miller This is a great tea to enjoy alone or with friends anytime of the day. It is refreshing and balanced without caffeine jitters. The taste is full and flavorful with a slow, sustained releaseâ€”sip after sip. A great way to compliment friendship and association! Our responseAbsolutely agree. Cheers!
Re-ordered twice so far11/11/2021 ByLaura C. I'm new to puer, but enjoyed this one enough to re-order it twice so far. It's very sweet without mushroomy or smoky notes. Since it's loose, there's no extra step of prying leaves off a cake. Our responseWelcome to pu-erh. YOu have discovered the allure of aged pu-erh tea.
wonderfully complex03/27/2018 Byanon Wonderfully complex, I can hardly pull myself away from taking in the many fragrances, dark and rich, like some kind of rare, unique and hard-to-find sustainably-sourced coffee.
Pure Delight03/27/2018 Byanon Overall, this 1992 Ripe Pu-erh from Bana is a pure delight. This kind of tea that makes me lose all sense of time as I get lost in the taste and aroma and complexity of it.
All day drinker.05/25/2020 ByNeal Perrin This is a great shu for all day drinking. Really enjoyed later Steepings that's where the most flavor was for me. Long aftertaste enjoyed this puerh very much.