Nannuo Shan Shou Pu-erh, 2001

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea Leaves
Flavors
Drying, Malt, Sweet, Creamy
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
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Edit tea info Last updated by Erik Dabel
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 45 sec 32 oz / 946 ml

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  • “This was my first Pu-erh. When I first acquired it, I was slightly overwhelmed by its earthy intensity. I drank it with curiosity but not with gusto. Six months later, I have returned to it with...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a sad day. This is such an amazing, rich, sweet, incredibly wonderful tea, and after what I used for today’s steeping, I have enough left for maybe one more cup. And the Red Blossom Tea...” Read full tasting note
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    Erik Dabel 121 tasting notes

From Red Blossom Tea Company

A relatively new shou pu-erh from Nannuo Mountain, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province. Acquired from the same Hong Kong tea merchant as our 1997 Nannuo in 2003.

This tea has been in our possession for over eight years. In that time, short of the year it spent in Hong Kong’s humid environment, this tea has been dry stored in San Francisco. The result is a tea that still retains some of the dry, clean sweetness of youth, but is beginning to develop the darker, maltier character of an aged shou tea. We think this is a wonderful pu-erh to collect and age on your own.

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9 Tasting Notes

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This was my first Pu-erh. When I first acquired it, I was slightly overwhelmed by its earthy intensity. I drank it with curiosity but not with gusto. Six months later, I have returned to it with very pleasing results. It brews deep tawny and wafts a pleasing fug of damp earth and leaves. The liquor is slightly smoky and surprisingly clean with a suggestion of mushroom. A hint of sweetness lingers on the back of the palate. This is an acquired taste that is well worth getting used to. I look forward to trying other fermented teas.

This tea lends itself well to numerous infusions; the sweetness fades, but the aroma of autumn leaves further develops. I increase the time by thirty seconds for each subsequent steeping.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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This is a sad day. This is such an amazing, rich, sweet, incredibly wonderful tea, and after what I used for today’s steeping, I have enough left for maybe one more cup. And the Red Blossom Tea Company website says they are sold out, and have been for a while.

I may be coming to the end of the road for one of my favorite Pu-erh teas. I’ll have to enjoy this one slowly, and will certainly pull it out to 4 steepings.

The Red Blossom website also says this is a good one to collect and age on your own. I should have listened.

Oh well. All good things must come to an end. This was not my first Pu-erh, nor will it be my last. And in time, I will probably find something I like even more.

But this will always be the Pu-rh that educated me the most about the style, that made me love and appreciate just what a good Pu-erh really is.

-E

Flavors: Creamy, Malt, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 9 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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