Product Category: Loose Pu' Erh Tea
From a height of 1300 metres above Pu’ Erh City comes this sheng cha (Raw Tea) The leaf was hand-picked in 2012. It has been stored naturally and allowed to oxidise, so it now bears resemblance to an oolong, while still holding some sweet notes similar to our Yellow Tea Unique is a word often
In the far south of China is the province of Yunnan. Tea has been grown in Yunnan since the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) The town Pu’ Erh was used as a trading post for the tea produced in the nearby mountains. Traders had to travel to different parts of China and Asia over difficult terrain.
This pleasant Pu’ Erh is sweet, mellow and full bodied Light traces of bitterness and a sweet aftertaste suggest further aging potential A fantastic, earthy cup, perfect to drink after your meal From 16p per cup
This vintage cake is made with Yunnan seed plants that are 200 years old At the end of March, Just as the tea season opens, the bud and top 2 or 3 leaves are picked. Allowed to wither naturally in sunlight, the leaf is then lightly oxidised. It is at this stage post-fermentation is encouraged
Originally we sourced a 15 year old Pu’ Erh but, though younger, this 11 year old is much the better At first sight you will be struck by the quite enormous leaves Poor quality Pu’ Erh smells mouldy and damp; this fine example is dry and woody. The taste,is smooth, clean and surprisingly mild Pu' Erh is