2018 Yiwu Sheng Puer | Puer Tea
Available in 2 ounce quantities only.
This is a gorgeous, long, wiry leaf that produces a vibrant, fresh, piney aroma. The cup is light but with lots of flavor components that include sweet, meadowy, juniper or cedar notes. This is a wonderful and unusual sheng puer that will age very nicely, and is fantastic to drink right now.
This tea is made near the town of Yiwu in Yunnan Province of SW China, very near the Laos border. Yiwu is often called the hometown of puer. This wonderful tea was made by Mr. Yang Xiuhai, who unlike many of our suppliers does not have a generations long history in tea. Mr. Yang worked a normal job in Beijing for years where on the side he fell in love with tea. Eventually he left Beijing and his career; moved to Yunnan, learned from native farmers and tea makers, and is now making some wonderful puers.
Suggested Steeping Instruction:
Use 1-2 rounded tsp (3-5 grams) per 8-16 oz of water, rinse leaves with 205° water for 4-8 seconds, discard rinse water. Then steep with 8 oz water at 205° for 8-20 seconds. Good for multiple steepings.