2008 Lincang Lancang Bai Ying Shan Sheng

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Apricot, Green Wood, Peach
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Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 oz / 115 ml

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  • “This seems like a good example of a particular sheng flavor profile. A mix of very light smoke, tobacco, and medicine. It is a pretty nice tea and an interesting one to try.” Read full tasting note
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  • “Crimson Lotus is new to the tea scene, and founded by a married couple in the Seattle area, the wife hailing from Yunnan, China originally. Their main interest is in Ripe puerh, and they have some...” Read full tasting note
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In 2008 this raw puerh was made with leaves harvested from trees in the White Warbler Old Tree Mountain Arbor (Bai Ying Shan). The Lincang Lancang Fengqing tea growing area is known for warm winters and cool summers. This area contains one of the largest collections of ancient tea trees in China. Production is from the Lincang Lancang River Tea Industry Company.

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This seems like a good example of a particular sheng flavor profile. A mix of very light smoke, tobacco, and medicine. It is a pretty nice tea and an interesting one to try.

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Crimson Lotus is new to the tea scene, and founded by a married couple in the Seattle area, the wife hailing from Yunnan, China originally. Their main interest is in Ripe puerh, and they have some fine teas to try and gorgeous tea ware which they scout personally from small Jian Shui pottery houses. Lamu’s family lives in Yunnan, so they are well placed to get started selling tea. It is a labor of love indeed.

I think this cake is one of their earlier efforts, their new cakes they pressed this spring have not arrived yet. This is one of two sheng cakes they currently carry, and they have some interesting cakes coming up from a farm family who has a few old trees in their garden, I will be looking forward to tasting those.

I ordered a 25 g sample of a 357 g cake. Leaves are very dark green, this seems to not have much age on it, probably dry storage has held this back, but that might be okay. Brewed up two sessions so far of 8 grams per 115 ml water. One rinse does the job, this is very clean. Proceeded with 15 second steeps onward.

Description is apple juice liquor and the result lives up to that. First brew is a mild bitter which steeps out quickly for me in subsequent steeps. Has a nice peachy taste, this too is rather mild, no storage flavor at all which again points to a very dry, preservation type of storage. Very cool on the mouth for the finish. I continue to get color in the tea past 8 steeps but the flavor is mostly gone. Wouldn’t want to age this, I think it will fade, it is best right now.

Flavors: Apricot, Green Wood, Peach

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 115 ML
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Sounds like an interesting company. Have you tried any of their shus, and if so, which ones did you like?

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