Pu-erh Extra Ferment
The beautiful, distinctive appearance of these shou ( cooked ) Pu-erh buds is the first clue that this tea is something special. This tea is comprised entirely of large, elegant golden buds which are carefully fermented in cloth bags rather than being heaped in the usual large, layered piles. By treating the tea in this more careful manner, the buds retain their length, fullness, and distinctive shape.
Additionally, this tea is also more highly fermented than most shou Pu-erh ( for more than 70 days rather than the traditional 45 days ), which develops a deep golden caramel color and a bronze-red-amber liquor in the cup. Full of earthy, rich and honeyed aromatics that is built on a super-smooth, pleasantly earthy flavor, this tea has none of the usual heavy-handed shou Pu-erh ‘dui wei’ pungent flavor. This loose-leaf Pu-erh is an incredible treat for the Pu-erh enthusiast.
Shou ‘cooked’ Pu-erh
Yunnan Province, China
Uniform, well-formed large buds
Oxidized to a deep, golden caramel
Earthy, rich, and honeyed aromatics