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Sheng Pu Er

生普洱 - Sheng Pu Er

For more information about the naming tea ,please refer to Chinese Tea Vocabulary at the footer of the website.

Grade

Standard  is 1 tip and 3 or 4 leaves , some leaves might be Lao Ye - older / bigger leaves and Huang Pian ( yellow leaves ) which may or may not be selected out and sold separately.

Processing

Kill green is don...

生普洱 - Sheng Pu Er

For more information about the naming tea ,please refer to Chinese Tea Vocabulary at the footer of the website.

Grade

Standard  is 1 tip and 3 or 4 leaves , some leaves might be Lao Ye - older / bigger leaves and Huang Pian ( yellow leaves ) which may or may not be selected out and sold separately.

Processing

Kill green is done in wok on fire or in el.drying  / roasting drum. Temperatures and times can slightly vary based on tea leaf condition and concept of final product.  Frying on high temperature shorter time " Gao Wen Sha Qing "  - high temp. kill green - used for the new concept of sheng puerh tea , promoting the sweetness and aroma , yet suppressing the ageing ability.

Long withering time " Xin Gong Yi "  - the new craft - which promotes the sweetness and suppresses the astringency, but also degrading the ageing ability. 

Both of these concepts are very good for consumption of fresh mao cha or quick sale of the pressed cakes ( promoting Puer Hype ) , but we can't confirm that it's good for long term storage.

Some areas are significant for the production of sheng puer with very intensive smoky notes. Sheng puerh also can be blended with flowers ( like jasmine or nuo mi ) or just be steamed with.

For search of sheng based on tasting notes, please refer to Tea Taste at the footer of our website.

Shape

Apart of the loose form also in various shapes are available,  like cakes , bricks , tuo , balls called " Long Zhu " . Sheng puerh dense extract  " Cha Gao "

Trees

Sheng puerh can be made of "tai di cha" - tea bushes from plantations , from " Qiao Mu " arbor tea trees growing in tea gardens or in forest . The most expensive is production from old tea trees called " Gu Shu " ( we call it also Old Arbor ).

Varietal

Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica , var.pubillinba, and many others.Aside of cultivated tea plants there is also production from wild tea trees like Camellia Taliensis ..etc.

We do not state varietal on the product unless we can trace it. Many vendors use it as marketing tool or just guessing without having solid evidence of the varietal.

Origin

The location is very important for single origin products as some places , mountains or even villages might be significant for specific taste or other qualities. In pu erh tea production is also common ( in fact back in past it was the main concept ) blending / mixing mao cha from different locations or different trees ( bushes with arbors ) .

Harvest

The most valuable on market is usually the spring harvest but not always the 1st. harvest is the best. The higher price sometimes comes from the low volume available. Sometimes also comes as a mixture of young and old tea trees , because both provide  very little if picked too early.

Summer harvest is usually used for low end products  ( depends on the area and trees )  or for further  processing like making shu puerh.

Autumn harvest being mistakenly overlooked. Some sheng can be very interesting. In many cases of autumn mao cha the Huang Pian ( yellow leaves ) are not selected out , which gives to tea overall interesting sweet taste. 

Brewing

Brewing parameters ( volume , amount of tea , time of brewing ) depends on personal taste preference and desired strength of the tea. Temperature is recommended 90 - 100C where lower temperature for younger and higher for older shengs.

In brewing the sheng the size of the leaf ( grade )  , age of trees ( bush or Gushu ) , age of tea ( time of storage )  , previous storage conditions ( humidity ) or shape ( loose / pressed and soft or hard pressed ) factors also need to be concerned.

The products listed below is a representative selection of the elements written above , helping you to understand the differences by trying particular examples.

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    Basic grade of sheng pu-erh made for custom repackaging , so it's available on market in various wrappers ( therefore the picture here is without a wrapper ) and different blends. We do not assign it to any area neither age since each time could be different and we do not stock this tea, just simply get it from the supplier when is ordered. Read more...

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    Annual Danzhu from the first harvest of old tea trees on Wuliang mountain. Don't judge tea based on appearance because yes, it is all what those trees have. Mixture of wild varietal and huang pian in presence , that gives the most complex taste you can get from that area. You might experience slight smoky impression in first couple of infusions , just...

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    Maocha from old tea trees growing on Bada mountain in around Zhang Lang village. Honey fragrance in pitcher which also reflect in taste along with sweet plum with touch of apricot , which is typical for Bada teas as the bitterness which get noticable with harder steeping. Yet , with longer infusions the sweetness also increases aside of the sweet...

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    Purple variety sheng pu-erh from Pu'er area. This one is bit different from what we had back in 2017 and the 2019 one we also offer. The 1 year storage in Simao has done it's job on transformation and the original herbal notes has been almost replaced by sweet fruit / dark plum with touch of wild mushrooms. Not the wet storage but certain characteristics...

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    Spring harvest of purple tea leaves from Wuliang mountain. Plummy honey-ish sweet tea if you brew it carefully as needs to be noted that this is only a bush tea , not some arbor material. So harder infusions will with increased bitterness also reveal it's astringency. Overall very good Ziya sheng stored in Jinggu after production and then in Kunming from...

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    Yellow tea leafs " huang pian "from Lincang, hard pressed into around 8g flat mini brick , individually packed ( sealed ) so protected from the moisture , convenient for traveling and slowing down the oxidation same time. Means it is ageing slower. Sweet taste with touch of green apple skin in notes , without smoky notes as those are common with huang...

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    "Ye Sheng Wa Mao" - Wild Wa Cat we named 2009 Da xue Shang (Big Snow Mountain) wild tea leafs sheng puerh pressed into the 200g cake. The tea has transformed its typical sour-ish notes to mushroom ones with touch of wood . Light smoke is also in present giving the overall taste nice old touch.  Very suitable for lighter infusions .

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    This is probably the most smoky sheng pu-erh we have ever come across. Not a faulty of the kill green, neither storage issue, but the traditional way of processing by Jin Po ethnic minority. Tea factory is aiming on Cantonese market where this type is more welcomed. If you get over the overwhelming smokiness , few seconds after the first cups, the sweet...

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    A little bit pricey jubilee edition of tuo cha from Xiaguan tea company. The not " fresh " taste of well settled sheng pu-erh is the sign of mixture 4 past years tea material, so technically speaking could be 2013-2017 sheng puerh tuo cha. Bitter ,sweet,woody and not really smokey , would be the main characteristics of the dark gold liquid in your cup...

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    Tea leafs from arbor trees growing on Big Snow Mountain ,hard pressed into the 250g tea brick. Very strong sheng puerh tea with sweet - woody notes and flowery background , bitter and bit astringent in harder infusions liquor will open up your tonsils with powerful "ba qi". With time of storage the fruity element is also in presence and the astringency...

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    Autumn harvest from young arbor tea trees which called by locals GuShu , sourced directly from our tea farmer there. Original flowery notes have already transformed into the fruity ones with touch of honey aroma from brewed tea leaves. Gentle notes of spices which you can get in some semi aged Wuliang Shan shengs of Xiaguan production for example (...

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    Hard pressed mini brick of Lincang sheng puerh tea naturally scented by jasmine flowers ( no chemicals added ) . It takes few infusions to make the brick break apart and you have to be careful with the steeping time as need to keep in mind that those are only bush tea leaf. The excessive brewing time will turn your tea in bitter side. Jasmine taste and...

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