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 …
Impressive big leaves make up this Pu Er from the late 20th century. Intoxicating mossy fragrances (lichen) blend with the comforting aromas of root vegetables (potatoes, carrots) and dried bamboo. Its bright liquor affirms dynamism in a strong initial mouthfeel with tangy, sweet, mineral sensations. Its aromatic bouquet is rich with a refreshing after taste felt long in the breath. A thoroughly enjoyable vibrant tea!
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!
From one of Yunnan’s most prized terroirs (a favorite among collectors), this 2003 Yiwu Pu Er is made from hundred year old tea trees. Great quality harvest and controlled aging in Hong Kong combine for a deep and complex tea.
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 Sheng Pu Er, carefully preserved in Hong Kong, has spent two years in wet storage before continuing its maturation in dryer conditions. Its dark and woody liquor bears the mark of these environments, as shown by its roots (beet), lichen and fennel aromas. Its texture is smooth with light and sweet flavors. This Pu Er is both ready to drink now and perfect to set aside for further maturation. A great addition to any collection.
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.
A young Pu Er tea selected deep in the Yongde forest (Lincang) central Yunnan.
A young Pu Er with surprising fruity, floral and camphorous aromas. Produced from century old trees in Mr. Mei's garden, this lot will remind some of Chinese green tea, but also reveal an exceptional aromatic intensity and length. Its generous texture, full of honey, flowers and wild herbs, is fully appreciated on multiple infusions.
This very respectable shou Pu Er is offered here in carefully broken pieces of the original cake, a relatively affordable formula when compared to the price of whole cakes of this age. Its liquor is dense and milky, even after two rinses (as is often recommended for these antiques). The sweetness of its attack is accompanied by earthy and woody notes (typical of very old shou) softened by the many years spent in storage. The tea also sports pleasant nuances of fruits and flowers alongside that of camphor. Like an old book read with care and respect, this tea is to be savored with wisdom.