2019 'PRESCRIPTION ONLY' Raw Puer
Same deal; spring 2018 material, aged loose for a year in Yunnan before pressing.
This sheng is very bitter and strong, and not the best idea for those just starting out with puer. Unless they like Akira, in which case buy it for the wrapper.
Heavy and enduring, the bitterness lasts many steeps before eventually giving way to a mouth watering sweetness, as a reward for your perseverance. Thick and mouth-coating flavour, and with plenty of texture that unfolds throughout a long session.
This material is a fantastic candidate for longer term ageing, with a well regarded track record as a classic Menghai area tea. The intense bitterness over time will fade and smooth out into a more woody, incense-like character.
Again, due to limited production, there are unfortunately no samples.
Spring 2018 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.