2019 Pu'er Sheng pu, Ancient Trees Autumn Harvest in Stone-pressed cake
秋 qiu, the Chinese character for Autumn, is composed of the radical 禾 he - grain - that indicates the traditional period for harvest, and 火 huo - fire - as the color of the tree leaves that during this season light up with warm tones of gold and amber. Our Ancient Tea Trees, situated on the peak of Lunan mountain, don't turn red in autumn, but their flavor inherently changes, becoming more mellow and sweet.
The autumn harvest starts in September, after our Spring tea has reached your cups, and surprised your palate. The delicate tea leaves are harvested by hand, and after sun-drying they get pretty hues of dark green, that will become redder and redder as time passes by. The first brews have the full fragrance of wood and wildflowers that characterizes our land, but after the third and fourth brews, a creamy aroma slowly opens, revealing multiple nuances of flavor, new and unknown. A pleasant, long-lasting bitterness silently comes from the back of the palate, opening in the mouth like perennial Camellia flowers.
Harvested by hand in Autumn 2019.
Plantation altitude: 1850 meters
Origin: Southwest Yunnan, Lunan Mountain
Flush: Autumn 2019
Storage: avoid heat, light, and moisture.
Farmed and harvested by Eastern Leaves
Our tea production
This tea comes from the tea forest we own in Yunnan, in Nannuo and Lunan/Pasha mountain.
We take care of each leg of the production: from the care of the under-forest until package and distribution.
Generations of masters
Our production is entirely supervised by Yan Kunli, that was born and raised on Nannuo mountain, and in 2007 won the Pu'er Shengpu producer competition for the highest Shaqing skills, among all the Hani minority in Yunnan. He is the master in his craft, and we are proud to have him with us.