2008 Bulang Imperial Grade Shou / Ripe Puerh 250g Brick
This tea is now entirely sold out. We won't be able to get any more of this. Our 2014 "Cloudy Days", and our 2013 "Lucky Cloud" are fantastic and affordable options if you are looking for a similar tea.
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This dark puerh comes on strong quickly. It will brew thick and dark at the beginning but then mellow into a light sweetness. The leaves are all small buds and carry the name "Imperial Grade"
The Bulang mountain range is the famous home to some of the best puerh tea gardens in all of Yunnan. These leaves were harvested from trees 100 years old and blended by the Menghai Yunhe Tea Factory from different areas in Bulang at altitudes averaging 1600 meters.
This is one of the shou puerhs that really stood out to me during our 2014 sourcing trip. It's everything I want in a shou puerh. It has a thick mouthfeel, with a hint of astringency, and sweet aftertaste. It's truly delicious. I can and do drink this one every day.
These are generous leaves and can be brewed 15 times or more. Use 5-7 grams of leaves and brew with 8 ounces of water at or near boiling. Rinse twice for 3s each. Start with quick steeps under 10s. With each re-steep adjust the steep time to your taste.
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