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SHU (RIPE) PU'ER
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Laobanzhang, Bulang, Menghai, Yunnan, China

This Shu (Ripe) Pu'Er is made from spring tea leaves harvested from 150+ years old trees grown high in the mountains of Laobanzhang, Bulang Shan area. High-quality modern pu'er with multifaceted flavour and calming 'Cha Qi'. MORE

When properly stored, this tea gets better with time!

357 g

AROMA
Wood, bakery
TASTE
Woody, nutty, cacao

NATURAL STORAGE
HARVEST: 2017

LAOBANZHANG OLD TREE SHU PU'ER 2017

ORIGIN
Laobanzhang is a legendary village, located in the Bulang mountains, Menghai area, Yunnan province, China. The altitude is 1700-1900 m above sea level. The unique climate, high altitude, soil, and humidity create an excellent environment for the tea trees' growth, which results in giving this tea a special character and taste. Nearly 200,000 ancient trees have been grown here for hundreds and even thousands of years. There are at least 9000 tea trees older than 800 years old. Pesticides are forbidden there by the law, and the local people grow tea organically, following old cultivating and harvesting traditions. Due to a limited quantity of raw leaf materials, the price is getting higher each year. The annual harvest is about 50 tons. It is becoming increasingly challenging nowadays to get an authentic Laobanzhang, therefore, I'm very happy to share this unique tea. This tea is incredibly famous for its unique, intensive, long-lasting flavour and strong Cha Qi (energy).

Gan En - Grateful Tea Factory - has a reputation for quality production and guarantees the authenticity of raw materials, working with tea leaves from different parts of the Bulang Shan area. Masterful processing and further natural storage over the years turned this tea into a high-end product. The early spring harvest, consisting of a combination of “bud and one/two leaves”, has long become the standard today, used to produce the highest quality pu'er tea.

150+ years old tea trees!

ORGANOLEPTICS
The dry leaf has a bright, rich aroma, with woody, chocolate, and nutty notes. Rinsed tea leaves, open up into sweet confectionery motifs. The aroma of bread, spices, and fragrant wood, evokes associations of warm home comfort in a wooden house by the fireplace. The aroma is pure, without any traces of fermentation or storage.

The taste is bright, deep, and rich, thanks to a high level of fermentation. Even with a quick pour, the infusion turns bright and concentrated, while being very soft, with a creamy texture. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee beans, and hazelnuts flow into fruity sweetness with a slight freshness in the aftertaste. The tea is multifaceted and with each pour, it turns into something new and exciting. Dark amber colour, with a longer infusion, goes to the black coffee.

Tea warms and relaxes, setting you up for a successful working day or a relaxing evening. An excellent shu (ripe) pu'er, completely ready to drink, this tea will bring many pleasant moments to both beginners and experienced tea lovers.
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