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2005 Menghai Yellow Label Ripe Puerh

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Yellow Label Ripe Puer comes from Menghai Tea Factory, one of the oldest and most famous in China.  Menghai is known to have pioneered the process of producing "ripe" puerh (also called shu, or shou).  This process was introduced to quickly induce fermentation to meet rising demand for aged Puerh leaves. 

The result is a tea that has a roasted, earthy aroma, with a mellow and balanced bitterness.  Robust, smoky notes of peat moss and oak are finished with a silky caramel aftertaste...

Notes:         peat moss, oak, caramel

Infusion:      200ºF / 93ºC for 30 seconds

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Tea Infusion Quantities

So how many cups is 50g of tea? Or 1lb of tea leaves?

The appropriate amount to use depends on the size of the teapot, teacup, or gaiwan, and how much water is being applied.  Typically, an average serving of tea in a small-medium vessel is about 4-6 grams.  Experienced tea drinkers will often use 6-8 grams per serving - with shorter and more frequent infusions.

Therefore, a 50 gram pouch of tea should be good for 8-12 servings of tea.  Depending on the type of tea, however, the leaves can withstand several "steepings", so that 50 gram pouch should allow for 24-50 cups of tea!  And, since a pound (lb) is about 450 grams, a properly steeped pound of tea should produce several hundred cups of tea!


Quantity of Tea

50 grams

100 grams

1 pound


8-12 servings

16-24 servings

70-85 servings

Cups of Tea*

24-50 cups

50-100 cups

200-400 cups

*often depending on the technique of the tea master, time per infusion, and thirst of the drinkers