Laos Sheng Pu’er Tea Cake Vintage 2021
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Laos Sheng Pu’er Tea Cake Vintage 2021
Laos Sheng Pu’er Tea Cake Vintage 2021
Laos Sheng Pu’er Tea Cake Vintage 2021

Our 2021 round cake pressing of the first picked, early spring tea is lively and energetic with luscious wildflower honey, ripe fruit and piney aromas.



Qty:

Wildflower honey, ripe fruit and

piney aromas

About this tea

Our 2021 round cake pressing of the first picked, early spring tea is lively and energetic with luscious wildflower honey, ripe fruit and piney aromas. The Xiengkhoung region of Laos is demonstrating its consistent performance as one of our favorite origins for Pu'er tea. The tea has a long-lasting impact on the palate with a mouthwatering sweetness and deeply refreshing quality. The delicate floral aromas give way to an emerging pungency, stimulating strength and minerality that builds up in the subsequent brews. The tea is pressed a bit hard, so it comes out slowly and elegantly over the course of many infusions. A session with this tea is really energizing and lively—the aftertaste and Cha Qi energy keeps giving. It is a bit romantic if not metaphysical to note that the energy of the forest and ancient tree tea roots really provide something different and special through this tea.

Ingredients

Sheng Pu’er tea

Origin

Phousan Tea Mountain, Xiengkuong, Laos

Cultivar

Indigenous assamica broad-leaf

Harvest

March - June

Elevation

1200 - 1400 meters

Preparation
  • Imperial
  • Metric
Traditional Tea Preparation

Chip the cake carefully with a pick or Pu’er dagger.

Add 7g-9g to a gaiwan or gongfu teapot (per 150ml-200ml).

Use 212°F boiling water.

Briefly rinse leaves for 5-10 seconds. Decant and discard this rinse infusion.

Proceed to infuse the tea using boiling water. Enjoy each infusion individually and savor the flavors of each round.

Decant 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th infusions after 20 seconds. The tea infuses fast and gives out its strength in the beginning of the session. Brew the tea several times until the taste weakens.

Increase the infusion time to your taste preference after you become familiar with the tea. The bitterness, strength, power and Qi forces will come out in the later brews with increased infusion time.

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Origin

Phousan Tea Mountain

Xiengkuong, Laos

Laos is home to a variety of tea regions and tea tree cultivars and one of the key growing regions for the Pu’er tea market, producing the sun-dried green tea base for making Pu’er (shaiqing mao cha). With an abundance of ancient cultivated and abandoned old growth tea areas to explore, Laos has so much potential for ecologically cultivated and organic premium teas. We are excited to help bring awareness of the un-blended, single origin uniqueness and the provenance of this region.

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