2020 Gold Horse Deer Raw (Sheng) Puer Tea
A daily-drinker raw puer with a soft body and broad appeal. The classic aroma of under-ripened apricots, but the cup character of wild hops. A fine intro to raw puer and an excellent value.
Made from small tree plants on September 10th, 2020 from father/son duo Yan Bing and Yan Yi Sao in Jing Mai, Yunnan. They are of Dai ethnicity, which make up a significant of portion of the population in Xishuangbanna in Southern Yunnan. There is a legend among the Dai people that dates back to 106 B.C. A prince wanted to find his tribe a better home, so they headed south to the west of the Lan Cang River. There were so many elephants there that the prince named the river “Thousand Elephants River”. One day while they were hunting, the tribe saw a Gold Horse Deer and tried to catch up with it. If they ran fast, the horse ran fast, and if they slowed down, the horse slowed down. After several days, the Gold Horse Deer disappeared. The tribe found themselves in an area where the land was rich and beautiful and named it “Jing Mai” (which you can roughly translate as “new land of opportunity”).
Ingredients: puer tea
3 grams | 8 oz water | 205°F | Steep 3 min.
8 grams | 6 oz water | 205°F | Rinse 5 sec. | Steep 10-20 sec.