2023 Laoman'e Ancien Trees Shengpu - Stone pressed Cake
2023 Laoman'e Ancien Trees Shengpu - Stone pressed Cake
2023 Laoman'e Ancien Trees Shengpu - Stone pressed Cake
2023 Laoman'e Ancien Trees Shengpu - Stone pressed Cake
2023 Laoman'e Ancien Trees Shengpu - Stone pressed Cake
2023 Laoman'e Ancien Trees Shengpu - Stone pressed Cake
2023 Laoman'e Ancien Trees Shengpu - Stone pressed Cake
2023 Laoman'e Ancien Trees Shengpu - Stone pressed Cake

2023 Laoman'e Ancien Trees Shengpu - Stone pressed Cake

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We encoutered these leaves in a pleasant stop of our neverending tea-journey, sitting at the table with its Tea Master talking about past, present and future of shupu tea. In these leaves we found the best of many generations, the knowledge of the past and the bold spirit of young skilful hands.

Aromatic, meditative, with different layers of bitterness and roundness. This 2022 Laoman'e shupu will be with you throughout your day for many brews, each time disclosing new herbal and  botanics nuances, with prominent notes of walnuts and cacao beans in a thick and full body

Laoman'e is situated nearby Bulang mountain, where Pu'er tea is characterized by a strong bitter flavor. This terroir, and the centuries-old ancient trees that grow there, at an altitude of 1600 meters, normally give a peculiar astringency and a richer concentration of amino acids, which results in a bitter aftertaste and a light minerality.

The tea leaves were harvested in Spring 2022 and stone-pressed in December 2023 in 100 gr. and 200 gr. collector's formats. 

Plantation altitude: 1600 meters
Origin: Laoman'e, Southwest Yunnan
Flush: Spring 2023
Storage: avoid heat, light, and moisture

EASTERN BREWING
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 25 ml of water
Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves one or two times with a very fast washing in order to let them re-hydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds.
Brewing time: Begin with a 10-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed.
Water temperature: 95-100° C
Number of brews: 12-15

WESTERN BREWING
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 2-3 minutes
Water temperature: 95-100° C