Ancient Tree sheng (raw) puerh made by Yubai and William with a little help from Caj Chai’s Antonio Moreno. Actually it was made right before the Water Splash Festival and under a gorgeous full pink moon! We sourced the leaves at Da Ping Zhai (the ancient tea tree forest at Jingmai), using teas from the protected ancient tree forest. For this Ancient Trees Yellow Flake Pink Moon Limited Edition we opted to use the Huang Pian (Yellow Flakes), which are older, softer and sweeter in addition to buds and tips. This puerh tea is very friendly, refreshing and keeps you cool in summer. It is also less stimulating than other sheng puerh teas as the older leaves are more calm in essence and also contain less teine. This is a harmonious tea that is also great for puerh beginners who want to get a grasp of what Raw Pu-erh tea can offer. The full cake is 250 grams and the wrapper was designed by our dear friend and zen/tea teacher Wu De, you may however order smaller amounts if you wish.
Jingmai is a candidate to become a World Heritage Site, therefore, the farmers make great efforts to keep a natural environment in the tea gardens, and to use good agricultural practices.
Origin: Jingmai Da Zhai, Jingmai, Yunnan, China
Harvest: Early Spring, 2017 Pressed April 15, 2017
Color of liquor: golden yellow
Aroma: sweet, floral, tobacco, apple sauce, grilled carrots
Flavor: sweet, tobacco, refreshing
Steeping Time: 45sec; 1min; 1.5min…