- 150g / 5.3oz sheng pu erh tea cake.
- Processed based on traditional Menghai 7542 tea recipe.
- Great for long-term storage, or to enjoy right away.
Menghai 7542: The 4 popular numbers in the world of pu erh
7542, these 4 digits mean a lot to a Yunnan tea cake fan. You probably found this page because you’re specifically looking for a cake made according to this recipe. Whether you’re looking for a 7542 cake for further aging or direct consumption, you really can’t go wrong with this 2011 Menghai cake.
‘7542 Tea’ Explained
If you’re new in the world of pu erh cakes then you might wonder what the 7542 code actually refers to. It’s actually pretty simple: The first two digits ’75’ stands for the year the recipe was created. The 3rd digit refers to the size of the leaves used. In this case it’s the number ‘4’ meaning that this Dayi cake consists of smaller leaves (and more buds). At last, the last digit ‘2’ refers to the factory, which is the famous Menghai tea factory. Today, 7542 recipe is so popular that it’s often seen as a benchmark to compare other recipes.
|Steeping time||Gaiwan / yixing teapot: 1 x rinse; 10s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, etc|
|Steeping temperature||100 °C - 212 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||2-5 gram|
|Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz)||n/a|
|Tea Caffeine Content||high|
|Tea in Chinese||2017大益生普洱茶饼|