2023 'Labyrinth' Raw Pu-erh Tea
‘Labyrinth’ is a full-fat raw pu-erh tea at an easy price for hard times.
The tea is a mixture of 2022 and 2023 spring maocha we banked up from some of our favourite dank little nooks of undervalued tea forest across southern Yunnan. The tea is fairly punchy and strong; approachable potency without straining your budget. The material comes from clean, biodiverse growing environments, and will reward you steep to steep through a journey from initial pleasant bitterness that transforms into lingering sweetness.
If you're just starting out or interested in exploring what makes raw pu-erh tea worthwhile, we recommend this one. If you're already knee-deep and need a reliable companion to match your drinking pace or aging aspirations, 'Labyrinth' is a worthwhile investment.
Wrapper artwork by Jon Marshall.
200g per compressed cake, with 5 cakes per traditionally wrapped bamboo tong. 25g samples are cut or broken from the cakes and sealed into bags.
All orders are shipped from our HQ in Melbourne within 1-2 business days, using Australia Post carbon-neutral delivery.
Australia: $9.95 AUD flat-rate standard shipping, free above $75 AUD. $14.95 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.