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Green Menghai  Beencha Pu-erh, 1997
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Green Menghai Beencha Pu-erh, 1997

Caffeine Level: Medium

Green Menghai Beencha pu-erh tea is an aged pu-erh tea harvested in 1997, boasting a complex earthy flavor with a lingering sweet finish. Compressed into a tea cake or Beencha, like wine, the quality and taste will improve with age. A tea connoisseur's delight. Good for multiple infusions. The Beencha measures 7 ¼" across.

12 oz tea cake

Ingredients
Green Pu-erh tea

Character

Leaves
Compressed leaves in round tea cake shape

Aroma
Sweet, earthy

Color
Reddish-golden liquor

Taste
Smooth and full body with a earthy, mature flavor

Brew
Preparing the perfect cup of tea is a process to be savored. Watch how the traditional elements harmoniously come together to make the perfect cup and enjoy the liberation of pure tea goodness.

This is what we call the Mighty Leaf signature multi-sensory ("sensory melange") tea experience. Come share with us and learn how to get infused.

Water
The quality of tea is affected by the quality of water used to prepare it. Using filtered or bottled water is best. If possible, avoid brewing tea with tap, distilled or mineral water. Never over-boil water, as it results in flat-tasting tea.

Fire
1) Heat filtered or bottled water to a rolling boil or 205F. 2) While the water is heating pour hot water into your teapot and cups, let sit and then drain completely. A warm teapot will maintain the requisite temperature for superior tasting tea.

Whole Leaf Tea
Break off a small section of the brick, about the equivalent of one rounded teaspoon and use per 12 ounces or cup of water. Before steeping, we recommend rinsing the tea once with boiling water. Prepare the tea using a teapot, paper tea sachet, infuser or traditional brewing methods.

Infusion Time
Pour boiling water over tea leaves. Keep teapot covered to retain heat. Time steeping carefully and infuse for 3 - 5 minutes.

Savor the Leaf
Sip your cup and rediscover the pleasure of the way tea was naturally meant to be. This is the magic of Mighty Leaf.

Origin
Xia Guan, China

Health Benefits
Considered indispensable for daily health by the Chinese, Pu-erh Teas are thought to lower cholesterol, speed up the metabolism, promote weight loss and improve digestion of fatty foods, in particular. The Chinese also believe this tea varietal expels toxins associated with diets high in meat products. With its blood cleansing properties, people use Pu-erhs to cure hangovers. Other health benefits widely associated with the tea plant apply as well.

Use
Pu-erh teas make excellent digestives, especially served after large and heavy meat based meals. They pair well with chocolate and coffee based desserts. The tea's earthy and hearty flavors also compliment mushroom dishes. This Green Beencha is good for multiple infusions and will improve with age.

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