Mint Condition 2016 Fall Bohetang Old Tree Raw Puer


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The village of “Bo He Tang” (薄荷塘) directly translates as “Mint Pond”. The production are for this small village consists of a whopping 32 numbered trees, meaning that each harvest sees limited production, not to mention some of the highest prices in the Yiwu region.

True to its name, this tea has a bright sweetness and produces a gentle cooling effect in the throat. Made from fall 2016 old tree material, this tea captures all the best qualities of this top-tier region, but at a much more manageable price.

This area received its name due to the mint that grows close to some of the tea gardens, although whether these mint plants actually impart anything to the tea or not is debatable. Regardless, this tea is excellent from start to finish, and demonstrates why the region has reached the level of fame it enjoys today.

Some claim that Bo He Tang teas also have a party trick: Save the rinse, and at the end of your session with this tea, drink it. This is a great way to way to pick up the “mint taste” and character of the region.

See here for more reading about the differences between fall and spring puer.


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Weight 50-200 g
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 8 cm

200g, 15g

3 reviews for Mint Condition 2016 Fall Bohetang Old Tree Raw Puer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Noam (verified owner)

    Definitely has a minty aftertaste.
    This Sheng has personality-it is very gentle and under-stated, but somehow “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.
    Good interesting mouthfeel.
    I’m undecided regarding a full cake but I’m sure others won’t be.

  2. 3 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    Not quite sure about this one. The cake is loosely pressed so the leaves can easily be detached. There are good looking silvery hairy buds and warm colored leaves. Picking: 1 bud + 1 leaf. The dry leaves smell like wet cloths lying on the clothesline (with wind passing through). With the wet leaves come leather, libraries, dust, bio soft detergent. Medium and liquorish texture. Milk-like mouth coating – It’s a bit strange. I feel something is missing here, hmm

  3. 3 out of 5

    hollywaxwing (verified owner)

    For me this tea didn’t quite live up to its price point (though I think it may have just been personal preference?) I drank through my sample very slowly thinking I might have missed something / hoping for an aha moment, but it never clicked for me. It’s certainly not a bad tea, my sessions were quite enjoyable, though I wouldn’t ever commit to a cake.

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