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Ripe Pu-erh Sampler

Ripe Pu-erh Sampler

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This is a great opportunity to try all of Bana Tea Company's premium ripe Pu-erh teas for a very low price. This collection comes in our gift-quality designed packaging of a sheer organza sack tied with a satin ribbon. Inside are 7 labeled samples of loose tea chipped off of our Pu-erh tea cakes and bricks. Also included is an insert with descriptions of each tea in the sampler as well as a mini brochure with brewing instructions for best results. This sampler makes a wonderful gift, especially for novice Pu-erh enthusiasts. The sampler includes Golden Needles White Lotus Ripe Pu-erh, Denong Wild Ripe Pu-erh, Simply Classic Ripe Pu-erh, Chen Xiang Aged Ripe Ripe, The Taste of Menghai Ripe Pu-erh, Sweet Rice Scent Ripe Pu-erh, and Tribute Brick Ripe Pu-erh. See individual tea descriptions below. Each tea sample contains 8 grams (.28 oz) of tea leaves for a total of 56 grams (approx. 2 oz).

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Click on a title below for more information on each tea in the Bana Ripe Pu-erh Sampler:

Golden Needles White Lotus (Ripe pu-erh - 2013 vintage): This tea is clean, flavorful and mellow. It is made from trees grown in the high mountains of the Bulang Region of Yunnan Province.

Denong Wild (Ripe pu-erh - 2013 vintage): Made with leaves from wild tea trees, this tea is rich, complex and smooth. With a full-bodied, syrupy finish in the throat, this savory tea works for all occasions.

Simply Classic (Ripe pu-erh - 2013 vintage): Clean and warming, this tea possesses a woody and warm chestnut flavor. A perfect daily tea if you are a fan of ripe pu-erh.

Chen Xiang Aged Ripe Pu-erh (Ripe pu-erh - 1994 vintage): This mellow, smooth aged ripe pu-erh is not only satisfying to the palate and soothing to the stomach, but it is also calming to the soul. Drink it after a meal or whenever you feel overwhelmed.

The Taste of Menghai (Ripe pu-erh - 2018 vintage): This ripe pu-erh is flavorful and bold with a nice sweet finish. In time, this tea is expected to become mellow and savory. 

Sweet Rice Scent Ripe Pu-erh (Ripe pu-erh2016 vintage): A unique plant indigenous in Yunnan called "Sweet Rice Leaf" was added during the production of this ripe tea. As a result, this tea offers a warming and sweet rice scent. 

Tribute Ripe Brick (Ripe pu-erh2003 vintage): This tea offers a unique rice soup scent, which can only be found in a well-aged pu-erh tea. It leaves a clean, sweet throat-soothing sensation afterward.

* Teas selected for this sampler are subject to change without prior notice.

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Wonderful in every way 10/23/2018
By Debra Dunker
To start our Bookclub season I chose Lisa See’s book and Bana teas to add to the experience. There were 20 of us & it’s still being talked about. Using the samplers, everyone had some tea to take home and then I used the larger cakes for the tasting. Along with a Dim Sum display that Trader Vic’s would have be proud of. I used improvised tea bags to avoid over steeping as I had several teapots but not gaiwan sets. It was a great cultural experience for all. You could really taste history in the teas. The members of our bookclub are older and well traveled, but few had enjoyed such an event. The teas and packaging were important and didn’t disappoint. Thank you Bana Tea for helping make this little get together so very special
Our responseHi Debra, Thank you for writing about your tea tasting group experience. It brings a smile to my face when I know you and your friends enjoyed the teas and the overall experience.
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Ripe Pu-erh Sampler 04/03/2019
By Sheila Witts-Mannweiler
I read the book The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See, which I loved. I have a friend for which I buy all kinds of tea and apparatus for birthday and Christmas. After reading the book, I wanted to buy the Pu-erh tea for her. I also like tea so I bought two of the samplers and I tried the tea along with my book club friends. It is wonderful tea and I was able to make several cups of tea from a small piece of the "tea cake". I'm glad the web link was in the book. Sheila, Decatur, Illinois.
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Great Way to Try Multiple Ripe Pu'er Teas 05/03/2021
By Sara K.
I'm new to drinking pu'er tea, so this sampler was a great way to try different ripe pu'er teas. By far my favorite was the Chen Xiang with its complex savory flavor. My next favorites were Simply Classic, Sweet Rice Scent Ripe Pu'er (it tastes like sticky rice), and The Taste of Menghai. I did not like the Ruyi Ripe Cake, Golden Needle White Lotus, or Denong Wild Ripe Pu'er 2013. Overall, the broth-quality of ripe pu'er grew on me.
Our responseGlad you found several teas you like from the ripe sampler.
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Great lineup, with one issue 12/10/2018
By Diane
As a showcase of ripe puerh, there's a lot of variety for an excellent price, and the older teas are a nice treat (I particularly liked the Chen Xiang). The selections overall can't be faulted, but there's only enough of every tea for one series of infusions each. That leaves little room for error or experimentation, which, for something specifically targeting novices, seems a bit self-defeating.
Our responseIf you still have any samples left, you can divide the leaves into 2 servings. Use half of the leaves (4g) and steep in 5 oz of water. Repeat steeping the leaves to make more tea. This way you can try the tea twice.
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Cup of sadness 03/28/2020
By Dawn Romo
Sadly, I have not tried your product yet although it came very promptly. I ordered it to serve to my Book Club after our next meeting where we are to discuss “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” but due to the coved-19 restrictions, we have not been able to meet yet, so I will be holding onto the tea until we are together again. I know it will be a great celebration! ☕️
Our responseit will be a good time to celebrate when the pandemic is over.
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Sample Shipment 08/07/2019
By Tim S
We ordered both the raw and processed sample sets. They arrived quickly and in fine condition. The packaging was attractive, and the samples were described well.

This is a great opportunity to taste various pu-erhs side by side giving one a clear indication of the differences.

We will be ordering some of our favorites from the tasting comparison

Our responseThank you so much for the nice review. We look forward to hearing from you again.
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Tea Sampler 07/03/2018
By Rose
I purchased a Tea Sampler of the ripe Pu-erh tea. The packaging was beautiful and the tea is delicious. The Sampler includes details about the different teas included in the Sampler, which is very nice and also has detailed brewing instructions. The package arrived promptly. I plan to purchase additional samplers as gifts.
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Love Bana and their Tea 05/07/2018
By Dianne Parker
My favorite so far is the gift samplers. I'm a tea lover who is still distinguishing between the subtleties of each one I order. What I love is that I can brew the tea so many times...and it holds its flavor and lovely aroma. I also find your attention to service accommodating and I always get what I order. Thanks!
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Soothing tea 03/14/2021
By Mary Ann
I have tried a selection of ripe and raw Pu-erh teas and I now know that I prefer ripe Pu-erh tea. I was not disappointed with my sampler. There was one tea that was vintage 1994! These teas are easy and soothing to drink.
Our responseYes, aged ripe pu-erh is very mellow and soothing.
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Very Happy 03/03/2020
By Doris Burke
I am always in search of well sourced tea and I’m thrilled with this selection. It is a perfect way to test the varieties and age differences. I will be placing an order for the full cakes once I can choose!
Our responseGlad you were happy with your purchase. If you need help choosing a tea, please feel free to contact us.
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wonderful! 09/12/2019
By Joan Powers
I'm going through the sample carefully savoring each sample, trying to determine which I like the best. It's hard because I like each sample. I may have to order the same set again.

Our responseThe beauty of pu-erh is that you can have a different tasting tea every day and will never get bored.
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Such a Lovely Sampler Set! 05/21/2020
By Kayla
I'm so glad I tried all of these teas. I ended up finding a new favorite! :) Lovely little sampler set for those who just want to get a good sense of the nice ripe teas that Linda offers.
Our responseHi Kayla, thank you so much for your nice review. Glad you found your new favorite. Enjoy!
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Ripe tea sample 06/14/2018
By Deborah Marx
I'm really enjoying these teas. I drink them every day and many times put the leaves in the fridge at night to use the next day. I use the lidded tea filter cup.
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Great Gift 05/07/2018
By Jill Rosiles
I bought this sampler along with the book The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane as a gift. It was well received!
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Wonderful Sampler Pack 11/15/2018
By Claire Forgan
This sampler was exactly what I was looking for, offering a range of delicious, good quality pu erhs.
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Outstanding! 05/14/2021
By Carol Rizzolo
Reliably outstanding! This tea is terrific!
Our responseThank you for the high mark.