Smoky Pu-erh (2017, 2015, 2014)

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Rated 4.8 stars
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$20

The perfect smoky tea with a sweet finish

In the Banzhang Nadameng reservoir, a top-quality nature reserve on the famous Bulang Mountain, grows the sought-after pu-erh tea known for its smokiness and lasting aftertaste. Tea masters hand-pick the buds and leaves from tea trees, heat them over a large pan, and shape them by hand-rolling before stone-pressing into a traditional tea cake. The resulting tea is full of buds and leaves in beautiful shades of olive that brown as they age naturally over time.

This tea also has been served at L'appart, a Michelin-starred restaurant in NYC that offers a French tasting menu prepared by chef Nicolas Abello.

✓ Naturally grown without pesticides or fertilizers
✓ Single-origin, single-ingredient
✓ No caffeine crash
✓ Naturally occurring antioxidants
✓ Zero calories
✓ Non-GMO
✓ Vegan


Spring 2017 Vintage

Expect bright golden liquor with an initial bite of cooling bitterness, followed by complex, lingering honey notes reminiscent of your favorite high-end smoky whiskey.

Tasting Notes:  Bay leaf, smoked wood, honey
Food Pairing:  Ginger chicken, dry pepper fish, and lamb vindaloo

Spring 2015 Vintage

A balanced mix of hazelnut and charcoal buds and leaves, this tea brews into honey amber liquor with well-rounded musky notes, a floral aroma, and a lasting dry sweet finish. This is your quintessential early autumn tea that pairs well with moon cake and seasonal pies. 

Tasting Notes:  Honeydew, acacia flower, musk
Food Pairing:  Mooncakes, pumpkin pie, pecan pie

Spring 2014 Vintage

With an exciting interplay of smokiness and sweet fruit notes with a long finish, this tea reminds you of summer outdoor BBQs, even in the colder months. 

Tasting Notes:  Smoked BBQ, peach, stewed spinach
Food Pairing:  Smoked pork, roasted pineapple

Perfect for

  • Green tea and smoky whiskey lovers
  • Morning energy boost
  • A moment of reflection

Terroir  Banzhang Nadameng Reservoir, Bulang Mountain, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan
Elevation  5,600 ft
Age of Tea Tree  10-50 years

Aging Potential  40-60 years 

Ingredients  Naturally organic raw pu-erh tea

Price per Cup  1oz (28g) yields 40 cups at $0.50 per cup

Discount Option: We have a limited quantity of our previous packaging of Smoky Pu-erh (2017; 1oz) available. To save $2 per item, please use V1POUCH upon checkout of this product. 

* Our Bulang Raw Pu'er products are now renamed to Smoky Pu-erh.

Smoky Pu-erh is a naturally fermented tea full of physical and mental health benefits. Some of its benefits based on scientific evidence are:

✓ Promotes weight and fat loss
✓ Helps digestion
✓ Prevents diabetes
✓ Improves cholesterol levels
✓ Decrease anxiety

Western Brewing: Portion out 2-3 grams of tea for 12 fl oz water, and brew at 200-212°F for 3 minutes using your favorite infuser. Re-steep up to 3 times.

Gongfu Brewing: Portion out 3-5 grams of tea for 4 fl oz of water and brew at 212°F for 30-60 seconds using a Gaiwan or a Yixing teapot. Re-steep up to 5-7 times.

All teas from the Camellia Sinensis tea plant contain naturally-occurring caffeine, and our Smoky Pu-erh tea has medium-high caffeine content. If you want to lessen caffeine consumption, we recommend brewing with less tea or trying our naturally caffeine-free tisanes, such as Snow Chrysanthemum.

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. 

For last-minute gifts, we recommend our e-gift cards.

 

Shipping Fee

Our regular shipping fee is as follows:

  • US  $9, or free shipping over $75 purchase
  • Worldwide  quoted at checkout, or free shipping over $150 purchase

All the international orders are fulfilled as DDP (Delivered Duty Paid). Pre-paying duties upfront allows international shipments to be delivered door to door and not held at the customs. 

If you wish to receive a more accurate quote for your international shipment, add the products you would like to purchase to the cart and head to the Checkout page. Once you fill out your address, you should see both the standard and express international DDP shipping costs.

4.8
Rated 4.8 stars
Based on 12 reviews
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12 reviews
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    PennyLea M.
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range 65+
    Favorite Tea Raw Pu-erh
    Brewing Style Gongfu or Other Tea Ceremony
    Rated 5 stars
    5 hours ago
    Excellent everyday raw Pu’er

    I really like this for an everyday tea. The second infusion consistently is my favorite, where orchid and rose notes up and make me…make me swoon and smile and out comes the ‘ahhhhhhhhhh’.

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    Mansa Tea
    3 minutes ago

    Hi PennyLea,

    We're glad you liked our Smoky Pu-erh and take it as your everyday tea. The complexity of this tea is really something you look forward to every day!

    Excited to hear more about your tea journey soon. Thank you!

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    Aimee L.
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    Favorite Tea Green
    Brewing Style
    Rated 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Second time around just as good

    This was a gift years ago and I savored it for the whole time, and was sad to run out. I decided to stock up and get the big bag and it's just as good as the last batch. I love the smokiness and clarity, and even though I bet there are many other teas to try, it's also great to have a reliable standby.

    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    FlavorRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    TextureRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    LongevityRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Mansa Tea
    4 months ago

    Hi Aimee,

    Thank you for your kind words, we're glad to hear that you liked the tea that was gifted to you.

    We are actually low in stock for this tea, so we're happy to hear that you stocked up!

    We have a lot of other good teas we’d love to have you try, so please reach out to concierge@mansatea.com if you need any tea recommendations or if you have any tea-related inquiries.

    Thank you!

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    Monica H.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    2 years ago
    Bulang 2015 Raw Pu'er

    I personally wasn't a huge fan of the musky scents and flavors, however I did enjoy the floral notes and hazelnut undertones. Quite a lovely raw Pu'er.

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    Mansa Tea
    Hi Monica, Thank you for your honest feedback. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the floral notes and hazelnut undertones of our Bulang 2015 Raw Pu'er tea. We understand that you were not a fan of the musky scents and flavors, but we value your feedback, and I will make sure this is passed on to our product team so that they can be aware. We recommend [Bulang 2017] Raw Pu’er for you to explore a very different side of raw pu-erh. We think you will enjoy it! We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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    G.Woo
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    The tea itself was delicious!

    Opening the bag straight away I got a whiff of walnut aroma which opens up to hay, cedar, and florals with a rinse. Jammy apricot and a hint of tobacco on the palate, the cedar and hay returning for a long finish.

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    Mansa Tea
    Hi G.Woo, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to know that you liked the Bulang 2015 Raw Pu'er tea and found it very aromatic. We agree that the scent of our raw pu-erh is aromatic. Again, thank you for your kind words.
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    Mary R.
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    Rated 4 stars
    2 years ago
    Solid puerh

    This is a solid puerh. All the listed notes are spot on: I get a lot of musk after the second brew, and a lot of pleasant floral notes. It’s interesting to see how much aging affects the tea, comparing this to the Bulang 2017.

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    Mansa Tea
    Hi Mary, Thanks for your wonderful feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the pleasant musk and floral flavor of our Bulang 2015 Raw Pu'er. We're always looking to improve our products, and we're glad to hit the spot for you. We agree that aging definitely affects the flavor of each tea! Looking forward to hearing about your thoughts on our Bulang 2017 Raw Pu'er!
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    Dan
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    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Lovely Tea!

    I loved this tea and all of its complexities. Highly recommended!

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    Mansa Tea
    Hi Dan, Thank you for your feedback on our [Bulang 2017] Raw Pu'er. We're glad to hear that you liked the tea and appreciated its "complexities." We take pride in providing quality products to our customers, and it's great when we get positive feedback like yours. Again, thank you.
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