Pu Er and Aged Tea
China

Pu Er Sheng 1998 Menghai 7542

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Product code: CSTVI-167
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This cake was produced according to one of the most popular recipes in the world of aged teas, and since the creation of this assemblage of medium grade leaves (4) in 1975 by the Menghai factory (2), enthusiasts have not ceased rejoicing.

This nearly 20-year-old version, stored in the humid environment of Taiwan, already displays the mark of time by its aromas of damp burned wood and camphor. Its liquor, full and charged, develops fruity and mineral nuances followed by a refreshing mentholy finish.

The first infusion is resinous and slightly bitter, an indication of its vitality and the promise of maturation, the following infusions are sweet and balanced. Powerful.

*Please note that any cakes purchased may have slightly reduced in weight (up to 10%) due to changes in climate and relative humidity.

  • Cultivar: Da Ye
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Gong fu cha technique
balance Quantity / 250ml of water
2
thermometer Temperature of infusion
95
Rinse leaves
  1. Pour water, at recommended temperature for the infusion, on to the leaves.
  2. Allow leaves to soak for 5 to 10 seconds.
  3. Strain off the rinse water and begin your infusion.
lined-clock Infusion length 1
10 - 20 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 2
5 - 15 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 3
10 - 20 sec
Teapot method
balance Quantity / 250ml of water
1
thermometer Temperature of infusion
95
Rinse leaves
  1. Pour water, at recommended temperature for the infusion, on to the leaves.
  2. Allow leaves to soak for 5 to 10 seconds.
  3. Strain off the rinse water and begin your infusion.
lined-clock Infusion length
3 - 4 min
Flavour wheel To better identify the aromatic notes of each tea
Floral Fruity Wooded Earthy Spice Vegetal

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