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Ripe Pu-erh Sampler

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 Red Sunset, Denong Wild, Simply Classic, Chen Xiang Aged Ripe Ripe, The Taste of Menghai, Sweet Rice Scent Ripe Pu-erh, and Tribute Ripe Brick. 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).

$25.00
for all 7 teas

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

Red Sunset (Ripe pu-erh - 2016 vintage): Flavorful and rich, this tea is thick, smooth and has a clean texture that leaves a pleasant sweetness in your mouth and throat.

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 and a sporty finish which can usually be found only in well-aged Pu-erh teas. It leaves a clean, sweet throat-soothing sensation.

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

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Customer Comments:

Ripe Pu-erh Sampler
average rating 100%
Wonderful in every way
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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.
Ripe Pu-erh Sampler
average rating 80%
Ripe Pu-erh Sampler
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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.
Ripe Pu-erh Sampler
average rating 80%
Great lineup, with one issue
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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.