Spring 2016 "Hidden Song" Sheng / Raw Puerh from Crimson Lotus Tea
Hidden Song is a creative blend we crafted to offer insight into the diversity of Baiying Shan. This was our most popular tea in 2015. Baiying Shan, or White Warbler Mountain is a remote, high altitude, tea growing region in Lincang Prefecture. This mountain has more than 10 unique and diverse varietals of camellia sinensis.
We blend with the goal of maximizing body, flavor, aroma, aftertaste, and energy. The picking and processing of this tea is 100% done by hand. This tea has been hand blended in small batches to ensure quality. This puerh has been direct sun dried for 2 days.
We chose to call this puerh "Hidden Song". The mountain is named for the white warbler songbird common to the area. The bird is often heard, but rarely seen. This hidden song was the inspiration for the name of this puerh.
The wrapper on these cakes contains a hidden song. Opening the wrapper reveals more of the notes to this hidden song. If you are the first to be able to determine the name of the song that is hidden on this wrapper post your findings to social media and bring it to our attention. The reward is one free tong of Hidden Song. Good luck!
This puerh is sweet and vegetal with a hearty umami savoriness and occasional hints of campfire aroma. This tea is very rarely bitter, but is just astringent enough to be interesting.
- Prefecture: Lincang
- Elevation: 2200+m
- Wood Fired
- Hand Rolled
- Direct Sun Dried
- Hand Blended
Each tong is bamboo wrapped by hand and contains five 200g cakes.
Use 5-10 grams of leaves and brew with 75-150ml ( 2.5-5oz ) of water at or near boiling. Rinse once for a few seconds. Start with quick steeps under 10s. With each re-steep adjust the steep time to your taste.
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