2016 Vintage Sheng Puerh Square Brick
$28.00 — available on subscription
This unique sheng (green/raw) Puerh tea brick is produced from the famed Yiwu Shan area of Yunnan province. Yiwu shan is often called the “authentic mountain” where the official tea procurement office for the Qing Dynasty Court was established. Yiwu teas are known for a gentle and sweet umami essence with a golden yellowish cup. This tea’s high aromatic notes are combined a noted long finish and low tannin levels. This is another affordably priced, collectable tea that’s ready to be enjoyed today.
Yunnan, China: With abundant rainfall, mild climate, and fertile land, Yunnan Province has ideal conditions for tea cultivation and is known as the historical birthplace of medicinal teas.
Puerh teas, in general, are rather strong in nature but that doesn’t mean you will always need boiling water to brew a great cup. In our cupping experience, we used near boiling water for quick successive brewing. Steeping time is always subject to how much tea you use and how much intensity you want in your tea. For higher intensity, use near boiling or boiling water for slightly longer steeping time, Increase intensity further by using more tea. To taste more of the subtle flavors and floral and fruity notes, use lower temperature water for longer steepings. Always adjust quantity of leaves, infusion time, and water temperature according to your personal preferences.