2020 'Dissolver' Raw Pu-erh Tea
Given the difficulties of this year, and our inability to be in Yunnan for the Spring season, we focused only on teas we have zero doubts about. This blend is the exact same formula as last year, bearing in mind slight seasonal variation.
It starts off soft and thick, and slowly builds a hefty backbone and oily character with continued steeping, finishing off sweet. Lots of fragrance. When we started on this tea journey, this is the kind of tea we always wanted to make, for our own tastes; something more interesting than just showing up to various tea areas and pressing single materials into cakes. This is a tea straight from our cold, corporate hearts; an abstract idea that turned out better than we'd hoped.
All the material comes from small, out-of-the-way, forested groves of what we would call 'old' tea trees, rather than young bushes. Read into that however you like, but it doesn't really matter; just drink the tea and decide for yourself.
Spring 2020 material, pressed into 200g cakes. 5 cakes in each bamboo wrapped tong.
No lip tattoos this year. Although, if you want to get a tramp stamp or ass tattoo, get in touch. Maybe we can work out something.
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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.