Wa Shan Sheng Pu'er Cake Vintage 2022
Garden Direct Pu'er Tea
Wa Shan Sheng Pu'er Cake Vintage 2022
Wa Shan Sheng Pu'er Cake Vintage 2022
Wa Shan Sheng Pu'er Cake Vintage 2022

This lot of 200 cakes is from a Wa ethnic village on the border of Lincang, Yunnan and Burma that we have worked with for the past decade for Red and Pu’er tea.



Qty:

This vintage is bittersweet with

notes of olive leaf, magnolia and emerging

camphor and resinous aromas

About this tea

Sheng Pu’er tea is made from sun-dried green tea using the Sun’s light and energy to finally dry the tea. This natural drying method predates the modern and more widespread practice of oven drying tea. The sunlight and slow rate of natural drying creates a uniquely sweet fermentation taste and aromatic profile that only the Sun’s natural UV can produce. Sun-dried green tea is then steamed and pressed into cakes for enjoyment and collection. This lot of 200 cakes is from a Wa ethnic village on the border of Lincang, Yunnan and Burma that we have worked with for the past decade for Red and Pu’er tea. The local people established a large plantation by planting the seeds from ancient trees in 1903. The teas here are fruity and deep with notes of resinous woods and olive leaves The tea soup density is thick and a bit oily and bittersweet with multi-florals. Some Yunnan tea experts we traveled with in this area mentioned that most of this plantation is related to the Mengku Da Ye Zhong type of broad leaf tea which is one of Licang Prefecture’s high performance cultivars.

Ingredients

Pu'er tea

Origin

Yunnan, China

Cultivar

Mengku Da Ye Zhong Broad Leaf

Harvest

March - June

Elevation

1600 - 1800 meters

Preparation
  • Imperial
  • Metric
Traditional Tea Preparation

Add 7 grams of tea to a Gaiwan or Gongfu Teapot (per 150 ml).

Use water cooled to 200°F.

Briefly rinse the tea.

Infuse first brew after the rinse step for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Repeat up to 3-5 times, using shorter infusions and quicker decantation, until taste is diminished. Sheng Pu’er tea can be infused several rounds to appreciate the flavor development and transfer of energy.  

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Origin

Yunnan

China

Yunnan Province is home to some of the oldest tea trees and tea cultures in existence, including the Mengku heirloom varietal teas. Considered the birthplace of tea, the Yunnan Province is mountainous and remote, and the name “Yunnan” translates as ‘South of the Clouds.’

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