This organically cultivated sheng style (raw) pu-erh is harvested from “trees” growing in the famous ancient tea forests situated on the JingMai and Mangjing Mountains. This region in the southern most tip of China's Yunnan Province is widely considered to be the birthplace of tea. This beautiful pu-erh tea is made from tea trees dated to be over 1000 years old. The leaves are hand plucked, allowed to wither and oxidize to a level of about 10% prior to being hand rolled then slowly dried in the sun.
When preparing this young pu-erh for drinking, start with a pre-rinse of about 1 minute using 175F degree water followed by a steep time of 1-2 minutes at the same temperature. The leaves will unfurl to brew up a golden cup with light herbaceous notes, subtle muskiness, and an earthy sweetness having just a slight hint of smoke. This leaf will stand up to multiple infusions allowing you to enjoy subtle changes with each iteration. Given its young age and the dynamic nature of raw pu-erh teas, the flavors of this tea will continue to evolve over the next several years. (contains caffeine)
- Steeping Instructions:
- Pre-rinse the leaves with 175F degree water 1-2 times for 20-30 seconds each. Discard water then steep for 1-2 minutes with 175F degree water. Enjoy 5+ infusions.