Plum Beauty Silver 2017 Mengsong Raw Puer



Our Plum Beauty Mengsong raw puer is available in 3 levels: bronze, silver and gold, with their distinctions defined by tree age and quality of material. Theses teas provide an excellent opportunity for comparison of varying source material in close proximity, with equal processing.

The gardens for these teas are located in the northern region of Mengsong (Menghai county), just a few kilometers south of Naka, at an altitude between 1800-1900m. Mengsong is noted for its small leaf varietal tea trees.

We worked together on these teas with a friend (Mei) who has been leasing these gardens for the past 10 years and has a contract that extends well into the next decade. Her conscientious approach to maintaining the land and meticulous oversight of these teas’ production made them an easy choice for pressing.

Each of these teas maintain a very floral and highly fragrant character. Alongside this is a pleasant, but unobtrusive kuwei (bitterness). Having sampled this tea from previous years going back to 2012, a dominant stone fruit/plum flavour can be expected to develop over time.


Made from old tree material, this tea features an overall smoother texture and reduced roughness compared to the bronze. The flavour is similar, but runs somewhat deeper and richer, also allowing the tea to push forward for more infusions without losing steam.

This tea is available in 100g cakes, $0.52/gram.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 16 × 16 × 1 cm

2 reviews for Plum Beauty Silver 2017 Mengsong Raw Puer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Lopez

    I received a chunk of this tea from a friend, and I was amazed. One of the most amazing shengs I have tried. Goes on for many steepings.

  2. 5 out of 5

    NM (verified owner)

    I’m glad I got a 100g cake of this (should’ve bought more than 1 tbh). This is the best sheng I’ve tried so far.
    It is so plumy and apricoty and if you steep it for longer it gets stronger, but not more bitter (or at least not unpleasantly). The taste is so pleasant, thick, fruity and sweet. The slight astringency creates a lovely pleasant texture.

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