Marked by the famous 7542 seal, this Sheng Pu Er cake sourced from Taiwan where it has been patiently preserved. After one or two rinses, it will release a few darker leaves as well as scents of humid wood, fresh spices (fennel) and leather. Its dark-red liquor is silky with a slight edge of pepper and has a mineral and earthy body reminiscent of lichee and beets. This Pu Er which holds the humid storage seal will surely please any fan of milder, earthy teas.
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Here is a loose leaf Pu Er from the Menghai region which has since aged under dry storage in Hong Kong. The infusion of the large leaves, in multiple shades of dark khaki, fills the air with the fragrance of damp undergrowth and camphor. Its liquor is full and mineral, having a vegetal character (lichen) nuanced with accents of burnt wood and acid fruits. Its slightly spicy finish (cinnamon) is marked by a generous persistence of tannins.
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 …
This Pu Er dating from the year 2000 is an assembly of leaves of varied shades, carefully compressed into a 357g disc. On infusion, the typical aromas of moist wood and sweet spices adorn the rich and silky smooth orange liquor. The evolution of flavors is delicious, first with its minerals and empyreumatic aspects, supported by its ample and balanced body, then complemented by a soft, sharp fruit and vanilla, finish. A generous and refreshing tea from beginning to end ... and more!
Produced by the Lahu of Xishuangbanna, one of the ethnic groups of Yunnan, this aged tea is composed of leaves from 1,000 year old wild trees. Bronzed by time, these large leaves once rinsed, divulge intoxicating scents of undergrowth and spices. On the palate, its silky texture and fruity notes rub shoulders with fine nuances of leather and incense. Its long minty finish leave an exquisite impression of invigorating fullness!
Produced in 2004 by Changtai Tea Group and stored in Hong Kong since, this sheng style Pu Er tea represents high standards in aging techniques.
The times where the Emperor received his tea tribute from Yiwu are long gone, however, the quality of the Pu Er leaves harvested from that region are in increasingly high demand. This cake is produced from larger trees, its rinsed leaves release a powerful camphor scent, ripe fruit and pine trees after the rain. The liquor, full-bodied and resinous, is mineral with hints of incense and musk, often found in other more ancient teas. Definitely a worthy addition to any collection of aged teas!
The humid climate of Taiwan enhanced the profile of this Pu Er cake from one of the Yunnan's most prized terroirs. After 10 years of aging. Once rinsed these leaves have developed soothing scents of prune, bark, spicy tobacco. The liquor, profound and full, enthralls, through the richness and harmony of its flavours. The finish is floral and sweet, with a menthol freshness. Simply delicious.
From the famous Yiwu terroir (Yunnan), this young Pu Er is initially surprising for the amber tint of its liquor. On the palate, it unfolds slowly and offers vegetal (nettle), fruity and spicy (vanilla) nuances. Long and sweet, its camphor finish plunges us into the heart of a coniferous forest.
This 100-gram cake was produced from a blend of large orange tinted brown leaves and long buds from 800 year old wild tea trees on Bada mountain. The liquor obtained is light and vegetal, nuanced by notes of softwood fire and spices (camphor). Its long finish is refreshingly citrusy!
This 200g tea cake, signed with out logo, has been entirely made with leaves from Mengsong moutain in Bulang Shan. This fine harvest results in an intensively herbaceous infusion with flavors both bitter and exquisitely sweet. Floral notes abound from beginning to end, escorted throughout by a gourmet presence evoking almond paste. A tea as powerful as it is fine, offering an unusual persistence.
Created with the expertise of the great factories of the late 20th century, this shu pu er is identified with the tea character "cha" in orange print. The aromas of leather, stone and damp wood emerge from the rinsing of the leaves. Its brown liquor is crystalline and softly deploys its sweet mineral flavors, evoking the purity of a spring water! Incense and candied fruit nuances enhance this balanced and refreshing tea.