2022 Pu'er Shengpu, Ancient Trees Stone-pressed cake
This beautiful cake is composed of long, narrow, and fleshy leaves, stone-pressed in a compact round shape, tight yet so seemingly soft and gentle.
A very distinct harvest, 2022 pu'er teas show great resemblance in character and appearance to more mature leaves except that, if over-brewed, an unmerciful astringency reminds us of their young age.
The numerous full buds are covered in a snow of pure white fluff, which dances in the bright liquor with the first brews. When sipping the rich liquor, the same velvety and oily texture of our Nannuo Shengpu caresses the palate, yet it is here much fresher, although the dry leaves still possess the typical ripe apricot fragrance that belongs to and identifies both our mountains. Each new infusion reveals ever more complex fragrances, with some resemblance to that of white blossoms, such as elderflower, lily of the valley, and daisy. The overwhelming and persistent aftertaste has a delicate balsamic twist of aromatic herbs: a feeble bouquet of rosemary, sage, and basil, that comes silently from the throat to the palate.
This tea is one of the finest examples of the beautiful tea category to which it belongs. This harvest is perfect to be appreciated as fresh, or to be stored, waiting to discover if our expectations of the leaves improving in beauty and complexity will be realized.
Plantation altitude: 1850 meters
Origin: Lunan Mountain, Xishuangbanna, Southwest Yunnan
Production date: April 8th 2022, harvested by hand
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.