2023 'Macroscope' Raw Pu-erh Tea
2023 was a very dry spring in Yunnan, with vastly reduced volumes of tea produced. Macroscope is perhaps our best expression of the benefits of that dryness; the tea is strained and powerful, almost like it has been distilled. Thick, resinous, and oily in the mouth, with a hard-hitting fragrance and mouth-coating sweetness. What raw pu-erh is all about.
The materials used are all from old-growth trees nestled in pockets of forest, protected from the sun and with their own water sources to draw from with deep roots. If you’re a fan of our previous productions at this price point, we’d recommend hitting this one as hard as you can. The dry weather also means reduced volumes, and it was not possible to make as much of this tea as we would have liked. Blending at its best is a way to make a tea greater than the sum of its parts, and in this case we made a banger (in our humble opinion, of course).
Wrapper artwork by ERODUCTIONS.
2023 tea material produced in Yunnan, China.
200g per compressed cake, with 5 cakes per traditionally wrapped bamboo tong. 25g samples are cut or broken from the cakes and sealed into bags.
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Use boiling water (100C).
We recommend approx 1g of tea per 15ml of water for Gongfu-style brewing in a teapot or gaiwan. Rinse the leaves once and then brew several times until there is no flavour left.
For Western-style brewing in a larger teapot, use approx. 5g per 100ml of water. You can re-brew the leaves a few times.
To brew direct in a mug, use 1-2g of tea in the bottom of the cup, fill with boiling water, and drink once cool. Re-fill the cup with more water when you've drunk 1/3rd of the tea. Repeat until there is no more flavour left.
All of our teas are suitable for long-term storage and aging.
Keep your tea away from sunlight and strong smells, and somewhere with stable climate conditions.
You can keep it sealed inside the re-usable bag the tea comes in, or another non-porous container.