2007 Jingmai Mountain Ancient Tree Sheng - Puerh

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The wild tea forests of Jingmai are inhabited by ethnic Dai people, who consistently produce incredible puerh, year after year. This rare, organic tea was plucked from 70-100 year old trees and compressed into cylinders in the traditional method – a practice that dates back hundreds of years to the mule caravans of the ancient tea horse road.

More than 6 years of gentle ageing in bamboo husks enables a cup with a delicate sweetness and beautiful coppery hues. As it slowly loses its stimulant effect, it is offset by a fuller, darker, and more complex vegetal flavor. Locals enjoy a cup first thing in the morning, as its mild astringency and smooth character is easy on the stomach and help to embrace the day. A classic honey aroma is finished with a woodsy flavor of baked peaches…

Sourced exclusively for us by the famous explorer and author of The Ancient Tea Horse Road, Jeff Fuchs.

Notes: baked peaches, honey, lemon

Infusion: 200ºF / 93ºC for 30 seconds

Origin: Jingmai Mountains, Yunnan Province, China

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I came home from work exhausted from dealing with asinine kids, & had about 30 minutes to recoup before my round of private students, who are much more well behaved & much more interested in learning. I knew I wanted a raw puerh long before I walked in my front door, & this one caught my eye.

Dry, there is a horsey aroma, but after a rinse that aroma was gone. The tea had an immediate dark amber color, even with a very short steeping, a pleasant light taste, & an instant huigan. I’ve been drinking from these leaves since 3:30, & have enjoyed every cup. The flavor built to leather, tobacco, caramelized brown sugar & vanilla. The sweetness is a stone fruit kind of taste, and the later steepings have a lemony edge.

I’ve reached the end of my sipping for today, but I feel like this will go on for many more cups. The color is still rich, the taste sweet, the energy rejuvenating…everything I needed today :)



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