2019 'EXOTIC OTHER' Raw Puer
'Exotic Other' is a raw puer from Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province, China.
This particular sheng puer comes from one of our personal all-time favourite production areas. It's a place with very small output, and is not well-known by name in the West, though quite famous within the more hardcore tea circles in China.
Compared the the Dethflow, which is soft and sweet, this tea is much more aggressively sweet. Heavier bitterness and punch, but balanced nicely, and with a nice hit of sugary, snappy, sweetness both in the initial taste from the first steep, as well as in the aftertaste and increasing throughout the session. The flavour is complex and rewarding.
We find this tea quite strongly energising.
Spring 2019 material, 200g cakes, 5 cakes per bamboo wrapped tong. Loose compression.
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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.