Earthy + Rich

[Menghai 2009] Old Tree Ripe Pu'er


Recommended for tea lovers who find ripe pu-erh "too fishy" and need a gradual introduction to ripe pu-erh; as a digestif after a heavy meal

Have you ever walked the forest after a rainfall? The moist ground with wood chips that bring rich earthy aroma and a calming comfort that you want to feel after a long day. This ripe pu'er (or pu-erh) feels like the perfect weekend getaway in the woods.

Perfectly smooth and rich, this 13-year-old aged tea has a balanced mix of cinnamon red buds and leaves that are handcrafted from the leaves of century-old tea trees in Menghai, Yunnan Province. The dark mahogany liquor is warm with earthy and woody notes, and the velvety body lingers with a surprisingly refreshing quality. This tea will set a new standard for your ripe pu'er tea. 

The tea also pairs well with creamy cheese, such as Brillat Savarin, coconut baked goods, and dark chocolates. As an added benefit, its fermented properties will make this your go-to digestive tea after a heavy meal.

Tasting Notes:  Cinnamon, apple mint, buckwheat

Terroir  Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan
Elevation  5,500 ft
Age of Tea Tree  50-100 years
Vintage   Autumn 2009
Aging Potential  Up to 20 years


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Ingredients  Naturally Organic Old Tree Ripe Pu'er Tea

Brewing Guide  We recommend using Gaiwan teaware to enjoy the subtle changes in flavor over multiple infusions. To learn more about our brewing technique, visit Our Brewing.

Mansa Tea's Brewing Guide for [Menghai 2009] Old Tree Ripe Pu'er

Serving Size  Each serving (3g) can be steeped 5-7 times over a day

US Domestic Holiday Shipping Schedule

Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25:

  • Standard Shipping - Thursday, December 16 before 2PM EST
  • UPS 3rd Day - Tuesday, December 21 before 4PM EST
  • UPS 2nd Day - Wednesday, December 22 before 4PM EST
  • UPS Next Day - Thursday, December 23 before 4PM EST

International Holiday Shipping Schedule:

Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25: 

  • Express Shipping (Worldwide) - December 21
  • Standard Shipping (Canada) - December 7
  • Standard Shipping (UK) - December 13
  • Standard Shipping (Europe) - December 6
  • Standard Shipping (Australia / New Zealand) - November 19
  • Standard Shipping (Rest of the World) - December 1st


Delivery Timeline

Due to COVID-19, the updated delivery timeline is as follows:

  • US  2-5 business days
  • Canada  5-10 business days (Standard) / 3-5 business days (Express)
  • Worldwide  10-20 business days (Standard) / 3-5 business days (Express)

We ship out the next business day morning. 

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  • US  $5, or free shipping over $75 purchase
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