2021 Pu'er Shengpu, Ancient Trees Stone-pressed Cake
The 2021 harvest pleasantly surprised us with an intense and persistent fragrance, and a very advanced ripeness, uncommon in a newly harvested tea. The typical complex notes of wood and underforest return gently in the aftertaste, enriched by spicy hints of nutmeg, and floral hues. The persistence of aromas is alive in the cup even after drinking the transparent liquor, and the unmistakable sweet aftertaste of a young pu'er emerges in the palate.
Harvest 2021 was very standard, and it gave us ripe fruits, perfect to be consumed immediately or to be stored for years to come. For this latter purpose, we decided to press our loose leaves by stone in 100 gr. cakes, which can be purchased individually, or in the traditional bamboo Ti - containing 5 cakes - for the best protection over long decades.
The same vintage is available from the Autumn harvest
Plantation altitude: 1850 meters
Origin: Southwest Yunnan, Lunan Mountain
Flush: Spring 2021
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.