£15.00 – £200.00
If I had to choose one Tea only (on the wet storage side) to drink for the rest of my life, this would be the one.
The vendor claims 1800 years age for the trees, in Puerh everything needs to be taken with a pinch of salt but what I know for sure is that one cup of this tea is enough of a powerful tonic to be noticeable.
The Tea is only from 2008 yet it’s already really dark and ready, it has undergone a quite wet storage without losing its sheng character, I think this is only possible because of how powerful in terms of Qi the Tea was originally (a less powerful tea would have flattened out with such fast aging, this tea is not flat at all).
Cakes don’t have a wrapper (it was a custom production), I managed to acquire a small quantity from a tea lover in Taiwan to share with a few friends here.
Please note there’s a limit of 1 cake (+1 bag) per person, we have a very limited quantity of this Tea and I’d love it for as many friends as possible to enjoy it.
200grams cakes (a bit damaged on the side so might be more like 190g).
Please note: some of the cakes had a bit of white frost on the top, or the sides, which have been brushed off or removed (for example the cake in the picture).
Traditionally people thought that white frost tips were good for the tea, but there are some that say it’s not healthy. I personally have drank a lot of it (including 1 full cake in a month) with no ill effects. You can rinse it twice if you prefer to be even safer.
PS: Together with white frost, the only other mold color that is considered beneficial for tea is “golden flowers”, anything else is toxic.
My hut lies in the middle of a dense forest;
Every year the green ivy grows longer.
No news of the affairs of humans,
Only the occasional song of a woodcutter.
The sun shines and I mend my robe;
When the moon comes out I read Buddhist poems.
I have nothing to report, my friends.
If you want to find the meaning, stop chasing after so many things.
10g Sample, 200g Cake, 25g Bag, 50g Bag
This tea was a revelation, my first experience with a wet-aged sheng puerh. It has the earthiness I’m familiar with from shu puerhs, but a resinous depth and sweetness that unfolds with each infusion. The first steepings have a strong maltiness and minerality that shifts to maple syrup sweetness and herbaceousness. The Qi is strong yet grounding, not overpowering, bringing a transparency to awareness. During meditation, it seemed as though ambient sounds, like birdsong, flowed through consciousness uninhibited.