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Wild Leaf Menghai Sheng Pu-Erh 2003

$29.00

Wild Leaf Menghai Sheng Pu-Erh 2003

  • 漢字 陳年野生生普洱茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft sheng (raw)

    flavor notes rich, camphor

    漢字 陳年野生生普洱茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft sheng (raw)

    flavor notes rich, camphor

    Our 2003 Wild Leaf comes from the ancient tea trees that have grown for hundreds of years on the mountainous slopes of southern China’s Yunnan province in Menghai County. Harvested and crafted by the aboriginal people of Yunnan, the tea is a “sheng” or raw pu-erh – aged naturally – with time as the only catalyst transforming the tea from its nascent state as “mao cha” to its current rich mahogany color. Stored in Guangzhou for three years, this tea has developed a deep, earthy body.

    After continued aging in San Francisco, the result is a tea that is surprisingly sweet, with a rich camphor finish. Steeped longer, the tea becomes richer in flavor with a distinct stone fruit aroma and remarkably smooth texture.

  • Brewing Guide

    Sheng Pu-erhs are noted for their clean, crisp, complexity. Thus, though they will never become bitter, they are best enjoyed when steeped for shorter times, bringing out the nuanced character developed with age. The Wild Leaf 2003's elegance is most pronounced with infusions of one minute or less, highlighting the clean woody finish. For a fuller, maltier mouthfeel, with hints of stone fruit in the finish, extend steep times towards two minutes, in a vessel with excellent heat retention - ideally a yixing clay pot.


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