Sun Ripened Pu'er

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From Five Mountains

Varietal: Pǔ’er County Heirloom Da’Ye Zhong (large leaf varietal), wild crafted heirloom tea trees 800-1,200 years old. 2.5+ meters in height, deep reaching roots & broad limbs. Limited harvest

Profile: Smooth coffee like richness, caramel aroma & distinguished profile

Process: Sustainably harvested leaves, steamed > rolled > dried > (ripened, shú) > post fermented (matured and aged)

Attributes: Higher caffeine, aids weight loss, digestion, cleansing, eliminates alcohol toxins. Reduces high cholesterol*. Certified organic, sustainably harvested, single origin, garden direct. Lan’Xang tea species are higher in polyphenol content by 5-7%,catechin 30-60% and water-soluble substances 3-5%.

Preparation: 1 Tbs per 8 oz, 212˚ F, 5-7 min. For iced tea, steep tea strongly, allow to cool, pour over ice

Region: Pǔ’er County, Simao District, Red mineral rich soil of the mountainous areas along the fog laden 5,000 ft. + elev. 22˚ N. Lat.

Garden: Lan’Xang heirloom rainforest tea arbors

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417 tasting notes

I had this with dessert tonight at French Blue in St. Helena. I asked our server about the tea selection, and was surprised when the tea he described only as “black” turned out to be a Puerh. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Puerh tea on a restaurant menu before, but then again I don’t eat at fine restaurants often. Being vegan, there’s usually almost nothing I can order off the menu, and what the chef comes up with for me is usually something unexciting like sautéed vegetables. (I must mention, though, that tonight the chef at French Blue made me a delicious entree!)

This tea was very good. It wasn’t anything too spectacular or interesting, but it was solidly good and didn’t have any obvious flaws, and ripe Puerh can often be too “pond-y”. It was pretty rich and sweet and had caramel and cake-like notes. These were nicely balanced with the earthy qualities. I will definitely try another variety from this company next time I eat at French Blue, which will be a week from today!

(I guessed at the water temperature and the steep time.)

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Wow…puerh at dinner! Hoot! If you’re not sure on time, after 30 seconds pour out a little bit and taste it. If it’s weak keep going. If you oversteeped, add vegan milk…sweeten if you want as a dessert latte. The water temp should be boiling…or the same as for black tea.


Thanks, Bonnie. I have never tried Puerh with milk or sugar. It always seemed sacrilegious to me, but I will try it sometime because you suggested it!

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Thanks to LIBERTEAS for this one!

My TO_BE_SAMPLED Pile is really stacking up! I’m going to try and do something about that today! LOL :)

I’m a fan of most things Sun Ripened. I don’t know why…but I am!

Sips of this reminds me of steamed veggies. Then others are smooth and sweet. Another sip hints at sweet wood. While another sip has a faint spice of some sort.

I like how this seems to jump around. Makes for an interesting cuppa. It’s a tea that makes ya think! I like that!

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for the sample. This has been on the top of my list since the sample package arrived. So I gave it a go needing a little pick me up. This tastes very earthy and smooth. I think I’m even picking up on something a little sweet perhaps a hint of chocolate? I’m truly enjoying this cup as I relax on the couch and enjoy a bit of Downton Abbey. I think this one will need to go on the shopping list. It is truly an exceptional pu’erh.

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I received this tea as part of my Foodzie tasting box in January, and I was just a little disappointed that it was Pu-erh. However, this is quite good. Very smooth and sweet. Deliciously sweet with notes of caramel and hints of spice. There is a touch of salt in the background – not brine-y, exactly, but just a hint of salt that seems to work well with the flavors of the cup.

I really like this Pu-erh.

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