2007 White Bud 250g Sheng Pu-Erh Tea Cake
-Producer: Norbu Enterprises Private Production
-Vintage: Spring 2007
-Compression Date: 11/08
-Growing Region: Yong De County, Lincang
This beautiful White Bud Pu-Erh Bing Cha is the first private production for Norbu Tea, and I am very proud to be able to offer it! It is composed entirely of pure white buds that were hand harvested from cultivated Yunnan varietal tea plants grown in Yong De county of Lincang Prefecture near China’s border with Myanmar. It was harvested in the Spring of 2007 and was processed at a small facility in this rather remote area of Yunnan.
One thing to keep in mind about this tea is that it is not a conventional white tea. White teas are simply picked and dried, while this was processed just like other Pu-Erh teas. It was picked, withered, pan fired, and sun dried, creating a flavor profile that is different and more assertive than conventional white tea. It has a bit of a sweet malty flavor with very little of the bitterness common to other young Sheng Pu-Erh. This is an excellent starting point for people who are new to Pu-Erh in general because of its mildness, but it is also an excellent change of pace for people who are lovers of the many different forms that Pu-Erh can take.