Sheng Yunnan Pu-erh (Raw)
This raw, uncooked pu-erh tea was harvested in spring of 2014 by the Fan family of Kuahong Village in Kunlushan (Kunlu Mountain). This region’s twenty-year-old wild tea trees grow leaves that when aged produce complex and mildly sweet flavors paired with a long-lasting, satisfying aftertaste.
Color: golden Amber
Aroma: honey, wet grass, mild cheddar cheese
Flavor: Mild honey sweetness, sharp, leathery tang, dry grass
Mouthfeel: velvet up front with slightly dry finish
Pick: standard, one bud, two leaves
Shaping: minimal vertical rolling
Cook: steamed right after harvest
Brew: Temperamental leaves that produce batches that require experimentation with brew times. First, pour boiling water over the leaves and immediately drain to open the subtle bouquet of aromas. Then steep leaves in freshly boiled water for one minute.