The Big Dipper | Ripe (Shu) Puer Tea Cake
357 gram cake
Like a night in the open pasture staring at the stars. The aromatics border on over-ripened floral, but the cup dives into sweet humus and loam. Full body, soft mouthfeel, worry-free.
The primary tea was harvested/processed April 19, 2019. The post-fermentation was done August 8, 2019. The tea was produced by Mr. Chen Zhao Quen in Puer city, Yunnan, China. It’s a one bud, two-three leaf pick of the Yunnan Big Leaf cultivar growing at approximately 5,000 feet.
For more excellent teas from Mr. Chen, check out Ramblin’ Ripe Puer and Evil Snake King.
Wrapper design by YoYo
Ingredients: puer tea
Steep 4 grams | 10-12 oz water | 212°F | 5 min.
Traditional Steeping - Use 6 grams of tea in a 150ml gaiwan or teapot with boiling water and steep as follows:
- 20 seconds rinse (discard this steep)
- 1st steep – 20 seconds
- 2nd steep – 15 seconds
- 3rd steep – 25 seconds
- 4th steep – 45 seconds
- 5th steep – 90 seconds
- 6th steep – 3 minutes