2012 Nannuo Shan Shou / Ripe Puerh Full Bing Cake (357g)
This cake is made of 100% material from Nannuo Shan. This was sourced, processed, and pressed by Lao Chen Jia. We bought a cake of this last year in the Kunming markets and liked it, but we found other shou puerh we liked more. We took this cake home to Seattle and put it in our storage setup and promptly forgot about it. A few weeks before we came back to China this year we found it in a box and tried it again. Wow! It had really matured into something delicious with great depth. We decided then and there we were picking up this cake no matter what. This will brew thick and dark and has a really nice depth with a great aroma. This has been dry stored in Kunming, so if you put it in a humid storage environment like ours it will only get better.
Use 5-7 grams of leaves and brew with 6-8 ounces of water at or near boiling. Wash twice for 3s each, then start with a quick steep of 6-10s. With each re-steep adjust the steep time to your taste. Enjoy!