Elemental Puerh - 2020 Hekai Old Tree "Danger Zone" Sheng Puerh Tea Dragon Balls

$ 34.99

Welcome to the DANGER ZONE! We weren't able to get enough of this tea this year to do a full pressing of it. We've made what we have available loose and as dragon balls. This is the tea from the garden where we had a very close call with a 15ft King Cobra. You can read all about that story here.

This is a special tea from a very special garden. There is an emotional vibe to the garden that makes you feel like you've stepped back into a prehistoric era. 

There is a deep magic to this tea. Sessions with it are always memorable. This year it is seemingly more potent. The brew is thick, with a blessed balance of astringency and bitterness that melts as fast as a pat of butter on a hot skillet. The tea is complex but gentle. It swallows so easy that you hardly notice until you're reaching for another sip. It is grassy and floral with a dense humidity like walking through a greenhouse full of orchids. The energy is heady and palpable. It's like being kissed by a cobra. 

"Elemental Puerh" is our collection of single origin, direct sourced, hand rolled puerh tea dragon balls. These are high quality examples of individual mountain personality.

Each wrapper is stamped with an infographic containing all the important origin details. You have the year of picking, the season of picking, the mountain name and symbol, the distance from the equator, and special indicators for wild or old tree material.

Each dragon ball is individually steamed and hand rolled. They weigh 8 grams and are perfect for a session in your gongfu2go portable tea brewer or gaiwan / teapot. Each order contains 6x 8g dragon balls.

This material is from Spring of 2020 and was picked from old tree material growing in Hekai.

Check out this video from Hekai.


Brewing Instructions

Use a single tea ball in a brewing vessel between 100 and 150ml. Use water at or near boiling. Do a long initial rinse between 15 and 30s. Let the tea sit for a few minutes. Start with quick steeps under 10s. With each re-steep adjust the steep time to your taste.

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