The colour is rich and dark (like French press coffee), but there is barely any bitterness in the brew. The tea's energy is grounding and warming, making it ideal for afternoon drinking during the PNW's rainy season. Having been stored in an ideal environment, the flavour has developed elegantly; the cakes are loosely pressed (by stone), also helping the tea to mature. This is a beautiful yet very affordable introduction to the world of aged tea!
ABOUT THE GROWER
Gao Feng and Fan Xiuli are tea producers and ambassadors of Chinese culture (tea, painting, music…). Originally from Northeast China, they currently live and work in Menghai.
TYPE Pu Er ORIGIN Yiwu, Yunnan, China LEAVES ~ 150 y/o Pu Er tree QUANTITY 35 g, 4 - 7 servings PRESSED AND CELLARED BY Fan Xiuli and Gao Feng
BREWING GUIDETEA HORSE ROAD | YIWU 2006
WATER 100º | 212º F ;240ml | 8oz TEA 5 - 8g STEEP STYLE 15 seconds | multiple steeps | Gong Fu Style EQUIPMENT Gaiwan or Yixing Teapot