2022 'Exotic Other' Raw Pu-erh Tea
After the previous iteration in 2019, finally conditions were right for us to create another production of one of our personal all-time favourite raw puerh teas.
In simple terms, we'd say this tea is the epitome of sweet and strong. Punchy fragrance, a fair amount of pleasant bitter-sweet bite, and heapings of sticky syrupy sweetness on top of all that, especially in the aftertaste. A tea that sticks in your throat and mind long after the session ended. It's also potent to boot; be careful drinking this one when you've got stuff to do. Some of the best Yunnan has to offer, in our opinion. Old-growth tea forest material with a very particular character.
The wrapper art was a special commission by ERODUCTIONS.
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.
All orders are shipped from our HQ in Melbourne within 1-2 business days, using Australia Post.
Australia: $10 AUD flat-rate standard shipping, free above $75 AUD. $15 flat-rate express shipping, free above $100.
New Zealand: $20 AUD flat-rate, free above $90 AUD.
Asia: $25 AUD flat-rate, free above $150 AUD.
North America: $30 AUD flat-rate, free above $150 AUD.
Europe: $35 AUD flat-rate, free above $150 AUD.
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.