Your Ripeness 2014 Menghai Ripe Puer



Feel like royalty without spending like royalty. This quality Menghai shou puer is a treat for any budget.

Like any good shou, it’s not about looking for complexity or a wide range of flavours, but about hitting the mark where it counts. That is where this tea delivers, exhibiting the right balance of smooth character with a sweet, stone-fruit sweetness. An unusual thick texture can be felt in the mouth, along with a mild rice-like flavour

Made from material originally piled in 2014, this tea has had ample time to air out, giving it an exceptionally clean taste and bright liquor, with no noticeable pile flavour.


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5 reviews for Your Ripeness 2014 Menghai Ripe Puer

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sara(verified owner)

    An easy-to-drink shou, with a very clean flavor (not even a hint of piling flavor) and lighter-colored liquor than many ripened teas I’ve tried. The texture of the brew doesn’t start off overly thick, but leaves a pleasant, thicker finish. This would be a great tea for someone who’s new to shou and wants to experience the mellow, sweet flavor a good shou can possess, without the often unpleasant piling flavor that can easily overpower lower-quality teas.

  2. 5 out of 5

    hollywaxwing(verified owner)

    A very easy-drinking, everyday sort of shou. I would definitely get this one for a daily drinker. Offers a lot for the price point, and the flavor is very clean <3

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sheilah Newberry(verified owner)

    I really love this shou! Everytime BL comes out with a shou, I know its going to be good due to the fact that they are typically sheng people. This shou is smooth and has notes of berries. As far as shou goes, I am very glad I got a cake of this. It always hits the spot!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Julie Nguyen(verified owner)

    Newish to shou, here. I’ve had some bad ones, and I’m happy to say there are no ‘pile’ tastes here. This tea had to grow on me, but once it did, I realized that I was enjoying it more than my sheng samples. Easy to brew and the lasting gentle sweetness in the later brews was immensely enjoyable.

  5. 3 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris(verified owner)

    //Eyes dry leaf
    Leaves are easily separable. Warm colors: copper, sienna, fudge!

    //Nose dry leaf
    Cool warm notes like a summer camp fire, red fruits, pulpy

    //Nose wet leaf
    Whisky, rasberries, fruit acidity, wet fire log covered by morning dew

    //Eyes liquor
    Orangy fire color! Vivid! Wow!!

    //Mouth texture
    Thick texture. Nice mouth coating – Almost creamy!

    //Mouth taste
    Smoky feeling, wet soil, mineral – wet rock

    //Mouth finish
    Pinch of dryness surronded by a massive smoothness

    //Eyes wet Leaf
    Glossy! Warm brown with red tints

    //Body sensation
    Increased heartbeat, awakeness, active brain

    //Brewing notes
    1 gram per 20mL | 95C water
    Infusion 1 : 10 seconds
    Infusion 2 : + 5 seconds

    //Overall impression
    Comforting, drink it while it’s hot.

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