2018 Spring Lao Man'E Gushu Single Session Experience - Shou / Ripe Puerh Tea :: FREE SHIPPING
This material has sold out! We have material from Yiwu and Lao Ban Zhang still available:
We've watched with great interest the past few years as quality shou puerh reached near unimaginable levels. Shou puerh teas like "Black Gold", and "Storm Breaker" showed what is possible when high quality origin material meets with impeccable wodui processing. This is a next level tea!
The material used in this tea is from old trees growing in Lao Man'E in 2018. This is second Spring picking material. First Spring picked Lao Man'E gushu material is more expensive.
You can see from the pictures the care taken with this material. The buds are golden and still have hair and the leaves are full. The dry aroma is sweet soil. As the leaves warm there is an aroma of peonies with honey and bee pollen lingering in the fairness cup. The wet leaf aroma is sticky rice and freshly harvested wheat.
Lao Man'E is known for being bitter and this shou puerh presents a clear bitterness from the first sip. This tea is MOIST! It fills the mouth. The aroma is decidedly floral and thick. The energy is unquestionable. The tea brews very clean and clear and coats the mouth. The bitterness persists through the steepings but a strong sweetness grows. The sweetness pairs with the bitterness like two dancers in harmony. They swing in and out with a rhythm like an ocean wave. The tea energy is very heady.
This tea is not just unique it is incredibly rare. This material will not be pressed into cakes. We have been looking for extra special shou puerh that really stands out. This is one of those teas. We have just 1kg to sell. We have taken what we have and created 8g single session experiences. We want as many people as possible to be able to try this tea.
8 grams is enough for one regular sized session or you could split it up into two 4g sessions if you have a smaller tea brewing vessel.
Lao Man'E, like Lao Ban Zhang, has decided as a village community of tea farmers to no longer pick second Spring pickings for their old tree material. This is an amazing move to protect the tea trees but it makes the Spring picking material far more expensive. It is highly likely that a tea like this may not be made again.
This is a tea worth experiencing. Drink it with your whole heart. Share your session with others if you can!
There is a discount if you buy more than one session.
We recommend brewing this tea gongfu style with a 1g:15ml ratio of leaf to water. Do a flash rinse just once and then start with steep of 8s and increase from there as the tea requires.