Menghai 7542 Tea - 2018 Dayi / TaeTea Sheng Pu Erh Tea Cake 150g

The most popular 7542 pu erh recipe from the Menghai factory. A must have cake, because the classical flavor of this 7542 cake is the benchmark to evaluate other raw pu erh cakes.

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  • 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.

Additional Info
Additional Info
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 Year 2011
Tea Season Autumn
Tea Caffeine Content high
Tea Region Xishuangbanna
Tea Province Yunnan
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 2017大益生普洱茶饼
Customer Reviews (1)
Very good
Rich, brothy steep with a pleasing bitterness and a mineral finish. Excellent value. Review by Todd (Posted on 7/24/2018)
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