2018 Spring "Stone Lion"

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Pu-erh Tea
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 83 ml

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  • “I drank this tea a lot when I ran out of all my other tea. It’s a huang pian and is a mighty fine one at that. Stone lion is a perfect name for this tea. Tastes like drinking an average puerh out...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Stone Lion is an awesome budget LaomanE HP with notes of bitter (of course), char, stone fruits, grapefruit, all with a thick cake batter texture. Great if you love bitter teas or want something to...” Read full tasting note
  • “Interesting. I think I enjoyed this more than most high end Lao Man’e offerings (although pu-erh.sk Lao Man’e maocha was phenomenal this year) because I like complexity in tea and I find most Lao...” Read full tasting note

From Crimson Lotus Tea

Bold, brash, heavy handed, and unapologetic; this tea does not mess around. This 200g brick is 100% Lao Man’E, first Spring picking, old tree, huang pian material. Lao Man’E is known for very aggressive puerh. They actually have two varietals Extra Aggressive and Less Aggressive. This tea is “Less Aggressive”. That means that it will eventually get sweet. The steeps until then are a lot of fun if you like bold, bitter teas. Since this is huang pian material the edge is taken off but it still packs a punch. This is honestly a very pleasant tea. It will brew for many steeps and reward your patience with endless sweetness. Stone Lion may be a pussycat underneath that rough exterior.

We commissioned this awesome piece of artwork from Tibetan artist ‘Tashi’ who totally gets us and created such a stunning piece that perfectly represents this tea.

Bonus: We had a ton of Stone Lion stickers made and if you want one just order a cake and we will include one for free. 1 sticker per brick.

Prefecture: Xishuangbanna
Village: Lao Man’E
Elevation: 1200m +
Wood Fired
Hand Rolled
Direct Sun Dried
Old Tree Huang Pian Material
Heavy Compression
The more you buy the more you save! There is a discount when you buy 2, or 3 bricks.

So there were some issues getting these bricks wrapped correctly. Some have the wrappers on a little bit crooked. We didn’t have the time, materials, or the patience to have the factory rewrap. If you get one that is a little bit goofy just know that the tea inside will be amazing!

Brewing Instructions

Use 5-10 grams of leaves and brew with 75-150ml ( 2.5-5oz ) of water at or near boiling. Rinse once for a few seconds. Start with quick steeps under 10s. With each re-steep adjust the steep time to your taste.

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I drank this tea a lot when I ran out of all my other tea. It’s a huang pian and is a mighty fine one at that. Stone lion is a perfect name for this tea. Tastes like drinking an average puerh out of a granite cup.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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Stone Lion is an awesome budget LaomanE HP with notes of bitter (of course), char, stone fruits, grapefruit, all with a thick cake batter texture. Great if you love bitter teas or want something to age.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2018-stone-lion-sheng-puer-from-crimson-lotus-tea/

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 g 1 OZ / 15 ML

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Interesting. I think I enjoyed this more than most high end Lao Man’e offerings (although pu-erh.sk Lao Man’e maocha was phenomenal this year) because I like complexity in tea and I find most Lao Man’e to taste of quinine and slate but not much else, bitter, powerful and intoxicating but give me BaKaNan or Naka over it any day. This stuff otoh being Huangpian starts off tasting like sweet tobacco and tamarind for the first 4 steeps then the bitterness hits and it starts tasting like the Lao Man’e I’m used to…not Huangpian but regular cake. The energy is pretty good and warming too. Not something I’d break out often but I think this would be awesome snow shoveling tea…

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