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Grand Shou Wild Leaf Lincang Pu-Erh 2006

$19.00

Grand Shou Wild Leaf Lincang Pu-Erh 2006

  • 漢字 陳年熟普洱茶

    origin Lincang, Yunnan

    craft shou (cooked)

    flavor notes dried cherry, earth

    漢字 陳年熟普洱茶

    origin Lincang, Yunnan

    craft shou (cooked)

    flavor notes dried cherry, earth

    In the mid-1980s, we imported a rich shou pu-erh we called simply "Grand Pu-erh." It was the tea that we weaned our pu-erh connoisseurs on. We brought in two shipments since the original and sold out. Our next Grand Shou was from 1997, and kept up the reputation as our richest and favorite shou.

    This year, we present the 2006. Harvested from the wild and now aged for ten years, the new Grand Pu-erh comes from the tea mountains of Lincang, southwest Yunnan Province. It was crafted as a "shou" tea, which means the maocha (or "raw tea") was taken through a process of controlled accelerated fermentation. The acceleration increased the rate of aging and in the process created a rich, malty tea.

    The initial aroma is one of fresh earth and malt. Brewed, the tea exhibits an underlying sweetness and clarity of flavor that is surprisingly delicious, with notes of dried cherries in the finish that reflect its dry storage.

  • Brewing Guide

    Our Grand Pu-erh is one of the easiest teas to brew, producing an infusion that is at the same time, sweet, smooth and complex. This ease also offers a range of character possibilties: shorter brews will yield clean and sweet, while longer brews will accentuate the creamy, rich and malty character.

    To get an infusion somewhere in between, start with 4 grams of tea leaves. Rinse the tea for 5 seconds and discard the rinse water. Brew with boiling water for 1 minute 30 seconds. Add 30 seconds to each subsequent brew.

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