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Lao Shu Chen Xiang (Old Tree Home Store) Loose Leaf Puer 2008

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  • “First, I must admit that shu puer is not something I get overly excited or worked up about. I enjoy it for some of its medicinal properties, its overall smoothness, the warmth it brings me, and as...” Read full tasting note
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This tea is harvested from trees over 100 years old. The leaf size is 4th to 6th grade maocha from Xishuangbana in the area around old Puer City. The growing area is over 2000 meters above sea level. The bigger leaves provide for a deep, robust flavor; the color is dark brown with reddish overtones. The combination of tea from older trees and skill in the fermentation process create a special flavor that tastes aged even at a young age. The tea slips down the back of your throat in the same way aged puer does. This tea is both sweet and rich without earthiness.

Location: Yunnan Province
Tea Bush: Yunnan Big Leaves Tea Tree
Tea Master: Yang Bang Sheng
Harvest Time: April
Picking Standard: grade 4-6
Brewing vessel: glass cup, gaiwan, glass or porcelain pot, yixing pot
Brewing Guidelines: 1st infusion ½ Tbs per 12 oz 212F for 1 min
Infusions: at least 7 times

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First, I must admit that shu puer is not something I get overly excited or worked up about. I enjoy it for some of its medicinal properties, its overall smoothness, the warmth it brings me, and as something that steeps many, many times. The flavor profile is okay. I’ve had a variety of loose leaf shus that work okay as at-work drinking teas and most of them are usually pretty light on the “riper” aspects. This one, however, gets a little fishy for me, even after a rinse and a few steeps. It does have larger than average leaves for a loose leaf shu and the overall flavor complexity is much deeper than other examples I’ve had, reaching into the umami, mushroom, and roasted nut characters. It is supremely smooth. A little tea goes a long way, with a relatively small portion giving a 6oz gaiwan more than half a dozen steeps before showing signs that it was thinning out. Again, I got what I paid for here, a smooth, not too weird, daily drinker loose leaf shu. I’m pleased with Seven Cups prices and quality.

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