This is a truly delicious, smooth Menghai Shou Puerh, the first loose-leaf Puerh we’ve offered in many years! It’s a very tippy tea, with lots of buds. Forest Fortnight is Te Ji grade, which is the second smallest Puerh leaf grade after Gong Ting. It was wet-piled in the summer of 2014 but only underwent medium fermentation so it still preserves a little sheng raw puerh energy and flavor. Small leaf, tippy teas are very, smooth, dense, sweet and creamy although they tend to handle fewer steepings than compressed shou or ripe Puerh tea made with bigger leaves. This is not to say this tea doesn’t have patience and staying power. You’re going to love the first 4 steepings before it starts to thin out! This tea is smooth and soothing… perfect to drink right now. You’ll definitely find the classic Menghai flavor here!
Origin: Menghai, Yunnan, China
Harvest: Spring, 2014
Color of liquor: deep reddish-brown
Aroma: leather, humus soil, aged red wine
Flavor: rich, smooth, sweet, creamy, earthy, cocoa beans
Temperature: 100º c
Steeping Time: 1,5min; 2,5min; 3,5min; 6min