2022 'A Flash And Then The Quiet' Raw Pu-erh Tea
An experimental production we’ve been planning for years, focussed on potency, utilising materials from far out of the way patches of forest safe from prying eyes and recognition by name (and the associated pricing). A slight funkiness in the initial aroma smooths over into juicy bitterness with plenty of oily texture and sticky fragrance. A durable tea that delivers a dynamic experience for many steeps; the ever-fabled ‘unicorn’ of high quality but disproportionately affordable materials made possible by some long-term thinking and optimistic investment from years past.
Spring 2022 material, 200g per compressed cake, with five cakes in each traditionally wrapped bamboo tong. 25g samples are cut/broken from 200g 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.