Yi Wu Purple Mao Cha

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Pu-erh Tea
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Typical Preparation
Use 7 oz / 207 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 4 g of tea
Steep for 1 min, 0 sec
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“I got this tea from TheLastDodo’s stash sale a while back . I’ve never been much of a sheng person (I wonder what would have happened to me if I had tried pu-erh before shu was invented? lol) but I...” Read full tasting note
“Beorhthraefn included a sample of this in the Secret Pumpkin package. Thank you! Brewed in an infuser mug. Steeping times 1 minute, 2, 4, 8. Steeping this Western style doesn’t yield anything...” Read full tasting note
“So, I guess I need to figure out how to store this. This was a generous split on the Silk Road group order provided to the entire group by Liquid Proust. I sat down tonight to try it out. I did...” Read full tasting note


Wonderful long leaves tinged with a purple color yield a highly aromatic Pu-erh that offers a surprisingly sweet, natural grassy note at the front end and a lingering, sweet-flavor finish. Tea is wild tree harvested, then sun-dried. The leaves are very strong and will yield multiple steeps. Steeped briefly, the taste is disarmingly sweet, natural and clean. Steep longer, the intensity of the flavor rises and hints of future maltiness come forth. These leaves will age and should do well if stored properly. This tea grew at an elevation of between 2100 and 2400 meters, thus creating the clear taste notes described herein. The tea trees that sourced this lot range in age up to 100 years and are deeply rooted into the soils creating this delicious tea. Produced in 2012.

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