The Menghai Tea Factory is one of the 4 major producers of pu erh tea in Yunnan, China. The factory is based in Xishuangbanna and most of its products are sold under the Dayi (or 'Taetea') label. Several of Dayi's pu erh series return yearly including the popular 7542, 7572, 8582 and V93.
Menghai Tea Factory
Menghai Tea Factory (勐海茶厂) is the biggest and also most famous producer of puer tea. The company is located in Menghai, Yunnan province, China.
Menghai Tea Factory was founded 1940 with the name Fo Hai Tea Factory (佛海茶厂). The company was renamed in 1953 to Menghai Tea Factory. This name is since then in use.
Together with Kunming Tea Factory was Menghai Tea Factory the first producer of shu (熟) puer. These after demand of puer increased dramatically.
Menghai Tea Factory was 1996 fully privatized and "Dayi" (大益) is used as the brands logo.
Although Menghai Tea Factory produces all kinds of puer shapes it's mainly known for it's bing. Due to it's popularity by collectors thoes bings often suffer from counterfeiting. This why Menghai Tea Factory introduced 2006 micro printed tickets in order to impede counterfeiting.
Well known bing of Menghai Tea Factory
Sheng: 7432, 7532, 7572, 7582, 7742, 8542, 8582, 8972, 0622
Shu: 7262, 7552, 7562, 7572, 7592, 7632, 7672, 7752, 8562, 8592, 0532, 0562
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