Thirty years of Guangxi's humid climate has benefited this aged tea, slowly developing its large curly leaves. Its opaque and rich liquor is velvety and deeply marked by its woody (root) and mineral character. Shades of leather and dried fruit (prune) accompany the fine scent of ginseng (Sen Xiang) that tickles the palate. A long mineral finish leaves behind a sweet aftertaste.
Tea Jar from l'Arbre et la Rivière
This jar is the winning design of Matthew Huck, made as part of our 2011 contest "Terre et Thé". Though a porous container is prohibited for most teas, it is quite different for Pu Er which improves in a more permeable material. The wood firing provides shades of orange that vary in intensity from one jar to another and makes yours unique!
To learn more about the artist's approach, see the article about him in the Tea Taster Blog
Diameter of the opening: 7 cm
Height: 13.5 cm