2018 Spring "Wildwood" Raw Puerh

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Butter, Coriander, Dandelion, Floral, Flowers, Grass, Green, Kale, Milk, Pepper, Sage, Salty, Smooth, Sour, Artichoke, Asparagus, Bamboo, Bark, Bok Choy, Cannabis, Compost, Cut grass, Dark Wood, Decayed wood, Earth, Broth, Eucalyptus, Lychee, Orchid, Pear
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 oz / 130 ml

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  • “From the CLT samples I got, Wildwood is one of my favourites. It is quite a green and floral sheng with a very soft and comforting mouthfeel, good huigan and interesting cha qi. Its aroma is fairly...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Winner for 2018 Sheng. Has a wholesome nourishing quality and the high is so very pleasant. I don’t feel like I have to pay close attention to this tea to get a great amount of enjoyment from it....” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea and I have a strong connection. I have an affiniTEA for this tea. Very well balanced flavors. The Cha Qi is where this tea shines in my opinion though. At one point in the session I felt...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tea drinks for me simply awesome. I think it could be taken as a simple profile. However, I think it’s magic is in what it doesn’t do. It doesn’t hit you over the head with all these, flavors,...” Read full tasting note
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From Crimson Lotus Tea

This is a tea we’ve been dreaming about for a few years now. Some of the farmers we work with told us that they had discovered a new puerh tea garden hidden in the hills near their village. We’ve had the opportunity to try the material and we loved it, but we had to see this garden for ourself. We got that opportunity this year and were more than impressed. It’s not an easy trek to get out there. We traveled by motorcycle more than an hour. The path was mostly single track, steep, and muddy through tight forest paths. The motorcycles only get you so far. Then we had to hike a few kilometers with a lot of vertical gain. It’s a lot of work to get there but the garden is amazing.

The only way the farmers would take us to see this garden is if we promised not to tell anyone where it is. We will respect their wishes and keep it’s location a secret. They allowed us to take video while we were there. There is a link to the video below. Please check it out.

The tea in this cake is a single origin, full garden blend. There are young and old trees in the garden and this tea blends all the trees. The material itself is full bodied and thick in the mouth but soft in presentation. There is minimal bitterness and astringency, but if you push it you get a floral experience reminiscent of orchids. The overall character of this tea is on the savory and vegetal side but there is a wild essence that makes it interesting. The tea energy is impressive! This tea is sweet from the early steeps and has a lingering aftertaste. The middle steeps hits your palate like a dark wildflower honey. This is a very enjoyable tea.

This tea is a labor of love for the tea farmers involved. It’s not easy to get out to this garden and everything they pick needs to be packed all the way back out for processing in town. There are not a lot of experiences like this to be had in Yunnan anymore. This is a tea to appreciate and enjoy.

Elevation: 1900m +
Wood Fired
Hand Rolled
Direct Sun Dried
Single Garden Blend of Old and Young Tree Material
Stone Compressed
200g Cake
The more you buy, the more you save! We have discounts on 2 cakes and on tongs of 5 cakes.

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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From the CLT samples I got, Wildwood is one of my favourites. It is quite a green and floral sheng with a very soft and comforting mouthfeel, good huigan and interesting cha qi.

Its aroma is fairly light and standard. I can smell notes of cilantro, stewed kale, butter and steamed milk throughout the session. The taste starts out peppery and floral with muted bitterness and a mild sage flavour. Then it develops into a sour, grassy and crisp profile with floral sweetness in the finish and hints of dandelion. Over time, the astringency naturally appears, but it never becomes overpowering. The aftertaste is slightly salty, buttery, and quite long lasting and drying.

The best aspects of this tea, however, are its texture and the cha qi. It has a full body and very soft and smooth mouthfeel. The energy can be felt almost immediately. My limbs were trembling, my sensations and perceptions heightened and my body was filled with a comforting warmth.

One thing that I am slightly unsure about with respect to this tea is how it will age. It does seem more green than other sheng I have encountered, which might or not pose a problem in the long term. However, that’s not something I can really assess with my lack of experience.

Flavors: Butter, Coriander, Dandelion, Floral, Flowers, Grass, Green, Kale, Milk, Pepper, Sage, Salty, Smooth, Sour

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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Winner for 2018 Sheng. Has a wholesome nourishing quality and the high is so very pleasant. I don’t feel like I have to pay close attention to this tea to get a great amount of enjoyment from it. That’s kinda the magic of it. It just feels good and quiets your mind and takes you somewhere else. It’s some astringent and not very bitter which is the opposite of how I prefer a tea but I don’t mind. It more than makes up for that in the feels.

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This tea and I have a strong connection. I have an affiniTEA for this tea. Very well balanced flavors. The Cha Qi is where this tea shines in my opinion though. At one point in the session I felt like my head was expanding and my skull had enlarged 5 times its original size. This is a must try from Crimson Lotus.

Flavors: Artichoke, Asparagus, Bamboo, Bark, Bok Choy, Cannabis, Compost, Cut grass, Dark Wood, Decayed wood, Earth

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

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This tea drinks for me simply awesome. I think it could be taken as a simple profile. However, I think it’s magic is in what it doesn’t do. It doesn’t hit you over the head with all these, flavors, and scents. It does however just have that mmmhhmmm quality to it. It stays just enough out reach to keep you coming back and wondering. A lot of green forest character to it, and for me some lychee / pear sweetness in the background. Hard to get a lot of bitterness from the tea however you do tip toe on some astringent flavors on the long steeps, but still a super clean tea. Just plain intriguing. I want this as a daily, but it deserves an occasion. With the pricing, it will have to be too.

Flavors: Broth, Dandelion, Eucalyptus, Lychee, Orchid, Pear

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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